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Yes, I know they are rattle cans, but they are supposed to help you cover up some nasty blemishes on your paint, right?
I recently purchased some "Interior" paint, the stuff that is supposed to help make your plastic/rubber interior panels look new again.
I also purchased some silver duplicolor to make the "new" tan doors not look so out of place on my silver truck.
First of all, they have a "special" spray tip that is supposed to not clog, and have a spray pattern close to professional spray guns. You have to remove a small plug from the spray hole prior to beginning.

Unfortunately these tips don't spray so much as spit globs of paint on whatever you are trying to paint. You can change the spit pattern by rotating the nozzle clockwise or ccw, but it still spits. Coverage is fairly good with the interior paint, though it does run because of the globs that are spit out on the interior panel.

The exterior paint doesn't coat worth a damn. I prepped all surfaces with 400 grit sandpaper, and cleaned it with alcohol to get rid of any contamination. The globs that were spit on the metal just ran down the surface. It took 1200 grit paper to even it all out, then the next coat went on just like the first. So much for "professional" :-\ At least they don't get clogged......
 

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ha. thats why u should stick with Krylon. they always work for me good. or any cheapo can if u dont care what it looks like. but if ya did all that u prolly do. im gonna assume u went with a spray can job cuz its cheaper and its on ur trail rig so u can just spot patch on the trials. am i right?
 

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Just trying to make it look decent until I get a real paint job. Tan and silver just don't look too good together....
 

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oh that works too. not that unusual. we had a spray canned flat black truck for 13 years. orange and white was just bad.
 

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Im not to big a fan of the Duplicolor paint either, I doesnt seem to stick well even with the proper prep work. But I guess its better then nothing :-\
 

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funny,i have had very little trouble with duplicolor.one thing i did notice,i left a can sit for a long time,and had the same trouble.shaking can seems to be the trick,i mean short of putting it in the shaker at the hardware store.it really likes to be shook.i really like the primers,though.
 

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funny,i have had very little trouble with duplicolor.one thing i did notice,i left a can sit for a long time,and had the same trouble.shaking can seems to be the trick,i mean short of putting it in the shaker at the hardware store.it really likes to be shook.i really like the primers,though.
 

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offroader_dodge said:
funny,i have had very little trouble with duplicolor.one thing i did notice,i left a can sit for a long time,and had the same trouble.shaking can seems to be the trick,i mean short of putting it in the shaker at the hardware store.it really likes to be shook.i really like the primers,though.
I shook the hell out of that stuff, but it didn't make a damn bit of difference :-\ I wish I had a paint mixer, might have worked.
 

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I wish the can makers would come out with a universal/adjustable nozzle of good quality we could buy once to get a professional finish.
 
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