Originally Posted by iandroo888
i used rustoleum professional from home depot. worked great
used on plastic and metal. both came out awesome
Yeah, they do come out awesome. saves alot of money.
Originally Posted by Inuzukakiba2
Well, really I'm just cutting the project into 2 parts. I plan on using the paint you recommended later, just not at this time.
Yes iandroo888 is right, along with everyone else, they all work good honestly and with the proper prep and work the appearence will look almost the same.
I chose autopaint cause I was able to choose my own color and I was able to use a catalyst (hardener) which makes it more durable than any spray paint. Also if I scratch it (heaven forbid) I got a touch up bottle matched to my exact color and can touch it up just like a car and the spot looks indistinguishable. Plus I had the experience/knowledge, equipment and the funds to do it. Lastly it is the highest quality paint there is.
The difference between them and spray paint is that (krylon/rusto etc) are enamel or lacquer paints, Enamel and lacquer is very cheap and inexpensive to make and the pigments/binders that they use are cheap also. But that doesnt make them inferior just makes them very affordable. Spray paint cans also use one type of solvent/thinner for one temperature range usually 70-80 degress for optimum results that's why the can says use at 70-80 cause its made for that range for best results.
Making the choice to use automotive paint products or spray paint is up to you to make. Automotive paint is of the highest quality and if your budget allows so be it. There are many benefits and cons to using it.Edited by Lambent Darkness 7 - 12/19/08 at 7:03am