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Van Rouge to Van Vert
(01-10-2022, 08:24 AM)ffrenchie Wrote:  
(29-09-2022, 08:11 AM)oilyrag Wrote:   I'm hoping that I can get some suitable tractor paint that is a close enough match - do you get any fibre-shedding from the roller?

There are foam rollers specifically for gloss paint so you don't have any fibres to shed.

Yeah I've used foam rollers on interior woodwork and furniture.  I think they produce a smoother finish with less splatter than fibre rollers, though they don't carry as much paint and are perhaps more likely to 'skid' if manoeuvred in the wrong way (though this shouldn't really be an issue on a sanded surface).  I've also found them easier to clean than shaggy fibres (they don't need rinsing quite so many times).
Work van:     2020 1.5 BlueHDi 100 Enterprise Berlingo
Spare van:    2001 1.9 600d Berlingo
(30-09-2022, 01:23 PM)notsofast Wrote:  
(29-09-2022, 10:17 AM)Van Rouge Wrote:  
(29-09-2022, 09:15 AM)notsofast Wrote:  Did you take the rubber seals off around the doors?  If so, what did you use to fix them back?

All rubber seals pulled straight off and pushed straight back on again afterwards. They just grip-fit.

Ah, that's different to my M49, where at least the outer seals (the grooved ones running along the top of the doorframe) are glued on.

Did you roller all of it or was a small brush necessary for fiddly bits?

my door and window seals were definitely push fit.

Yes I used a brush for the tricky bits but this paint is very forgiving if thinned correctly and the brush marks flow out. 
The finish with the “Two fussy Blokes” microfibre rollers is excellent. I use them around the house too on Gloss, Satin and emulsion. 
The trickiest part of the whole job was trimming the new double sided tape neatly on the badges.
I've used the foam ones but they pull the paint up into orange-peel and also add tiny bubbles, so have rolled the paint on evenly and then drawn a really good quality brush over the fresh paint - this flattens the effect and gives, overall, a better, even, finish than just roller or just brush.
I've sprayed a few cars, mostly just to get them back to one colour after fitting odd doors and bits. I bought a Transit pickup when we were doing work on our house and after welding and patching it up I painted it with Stokes enamel. I bought a decent gloss brush and started painting and it was going on awful, dragging and sagging so I added an inch of white spirit to the top of the tin and gave it a good stir. After that it was a big improvement and when I later sold the pickup the buyer didn't believe it was brush painted.
So where does this bit go then ?

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