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Is a Paint Gun Ok for Cabinet Stencils?


By scampcamp

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by cottonm4
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#1 1 year ago

I talked to the guy from Pinballpimp on the phone a while back and he mentioned that he uses Rust-Oleum spray paint for stencils on the cabinets. Has anybody ever used a air compressor with a spray gun & Rust-Oleum spray paint? How were the results & which looks better? Thanks

I'm planning on working on a Eight Ball Deluxe.

#2 1 year ago

Spray gun with compressor is far better than a spray can. No question... most don’t have that sitting around and a rattle can can be made to work just fine.

#3 1 year ago

I used cans and think you would get a better finish with a spray gun. Don't wait to long to peel stencils off and have some extra hands to help.

#4 1 year ago

Most importantly, using any paint application known....keep your coats as thin and even as possible. Do that and most any issue or difference between application techniques will dissapear.

#5 1 year ago

When using the rattle cans which primer do you use?

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Crispin:

When using the rattle cans which primer do you use?

I'm not picky. Any brand of rattle can primer works for me.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from rufessor:

Spray gun with compressor is far better than a spray can. No question... most don’t have that sitting around and a rattle can can be made to work just fine.

My opinion is that rattle cans work because with stencils the area(s) you are covering are broken up into smaller areas which makes it easier to have good even coverage. What is harder to do is spray the completed cabinet with rattle can clear. It is harder to get good wet coverage and you can end up with banding or "stop n go" overspray marks in your clear. But even with that, your completed pin will still look nice and the average observer will not notice.

#8 1 year ago

Thanks cottonm4, I have my Quicksilver playfield out for a restoration and I want the cabinet just as nice when she comes back home.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Thanks cottonm4, I have my Quicksilver playfield out for a restoration and I want the cabinet just as nice when she comes back home.

Ah shoot, Crispin,

You should just sell me your Quicksilver and I will assume all of your restoration challenges.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Ah shoot, Crispin,
You should just sell me your Quicksilver and I will assume all of your restoration challenges.

Usually I get easily distracted and I'd tell you to hang in there but this pin is so cool she's a keeper.

#11 1 year ago

I have done both. I did clear coat both after I was done.

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#12 1 year ago

Wow,,,would be awesome to do a couple of my older cabs...Anyone interested ? what kind of price will this cost thx NT

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

I have done both. I did clear coat both after I was done.

Not trying to be a d**k, is there a reason you didn’t sanded down the cabinets before you did the decals?

#14 1 year ago

They are not decals. It was sanded down to the wood.

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#15 1 year ago

Sorry, I meant stencils

#16 1 year ago

I used Rust Oleum paint and primer on my Star Trek turned out pretty good Here's a link to my experience with it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-pimp-stencils-bally-star-trek

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#18 1 year ago

I have used both myself. IMO, the rustoleum 2x spray is a lot easier to use then my HVLP setup. I have had good luck with the Rustoleum as well but with the HVLP you have a lot more control.

My problem with the HVLP is overspray. I have to put up a booth to paint. With the rattle cans I just put some tarps down on the ground and I am good to go.

This is my 62 world series I am restoring. The base green was done with a HVLP setup but the white and red was done with rustoleum 2x.

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#19 1 year ago

Yeah looks great so far!!

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I used Rust Oleum paint and primer on my Star Trek turned out pretty good Here's a link to my experience with it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-pimp-stencils-bally-star-trek

Very nice.

#21 1 year ago

Awesome to see these painted cabs! I have a Flash Gordon and a Paragon that I'd like to do some say. Do you all make a "paint" room in your garage/shed? or do you just do it without anything?

#22 1 year ago

I just laid down a tarp in my garage and tried to cover up everything that I didn't want overspray on and then cleaned it all up afterwards

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Awesome to see these painted cabs! I have a Flash Gordon and a Paragon that I'd like to do some say. Do you all make a "paint" room in your garage/shed? or do you just do it without anything?

I rattle can painted my cab on my covered back porch on a sunny day. Shake n Spray.

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