TM reader BlindTreeFrog directed our attention to a site where the owner of the above-pictured Corvair — who knew he’d never have the cash to give his ride a real paint job — describes (in detail with photos) his $50 paint job applied via a technique borrowed from a net-renowned Moparts.com forum thread.
The trick? Thinning Rust-Oleium 50% with mineral spirits, applying it with a roller, and sanding a lot. Incredibly, his results don’t look that bad.
Would I do this to a car that had a decent paint job already or that I could afford to paint professionally? Hell no. But this looks like a pretty decent technique to spruce up a beater — assuming you have a lot of spare time on your hands.
A $50 Corvair Paint Job [RickWrench.com]