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 Post subject: Painting the van with my very own hands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:00 pm 
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So this is my second Talbot Express (Actually this one's a Fiat Ducato!) ..and I really don't want it the off white colour that it is. My plan all along has been to paint it with a roller.
I've looked up Nato Paint and seen the colours that I want. I've never painted a vehicle before but it's not putting me off. It could go horribly wrong, but honestly, I'm not into squeaky clean looking vans anyway!

Has anyone ever done this? I don't see many other Talbots that aren't white or cream.


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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:24 pm 
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Hi Emma if you paint it with a mini mo hair roller or a pad it will come out ok


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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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Hi Emma don't forget to tell DVLA and insurance of change good luck


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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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Hi
I painted my van a couple of weeks ago used Tacaloid paint. Came out ok using a short haired mini roller. Trick is to keep paint warm so that it moves easier.
Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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I'm about to roller my van NATO green this off white colour shows all my rusty spots just gotta get it through the mot first


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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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I roller painted a bumper with Lidl black metal paint, it ended up looking quite nice. used a small gloss paint roller (also from Lidl).

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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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Thanks everyone - I'm going to look into getting a mini roller to do this. Thanks for the encouraging words :) I'll look into Tacaloid too as I've never heard of that. Interesting about the bumper paint too


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As an apprentice time served painter & decorator I'd use one of these small foam rollers for best results. Image As already mentioned, warm paint, although days are now warmer themselves, thin paint just a little to avoid leaving small bubbles behind roller. And, do job all in one go to keep a wet edge.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting the van with my very own hands
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Thanks Bedouin Boy that's really handy to know


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Just a thought to bear in mind: if you paint it a dark colour it will heat up more in the sun. There's a reason why campers and caravans are painted white.

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