Behr Paint Jobs- Show me your MV's

MattNC

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Terra1936 I'll add my experience with tops and doors. I thinned the behr with denatured alcohol to allow it to spray thin coats out of my cheap automotive style spray gun. I did three thin coats a few hours apart and its held up really well over two years of constant use and wind flapping etc. This is for my soft doors and top on my M998. No cracking or peeling. My prep was just washing with a mild detergent to clean and degrease.

I also tried out "sealing" a cargo cover I had that had cracking and minor weap leaks when it rains. I used clear paintable flex seal to put down two coats to seal the cracks and then painted over that with thinned behr like I explained above. So far so good after a year of use and I can roll up the back flap without the paint peeling or cracking.
 

Buffalobwana

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On that note, I had a cargo cover that was worn to threads in parts. I painted up to the threads, then I wet a bedsheet with paint and laid it across the damaged area. Then rolled paint across the edges to make sure it sealed.

It has held up for 5 years and many 100’s of miles.
 

MattNC

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Thats an approach I never thought of. I have a M1102 cover that could benefit from that approach. Its 90% together but has tons of little gaps or holes scattered across it.
 

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Thats an approach I never thought of. I have a M1102 cover that could benefit from that approach. Its 90% together but has tons of little gaps or holes scattered across it.
Mine was in terrible shape. You can tell it’s a patch, but it looks just fine.

I think It’s a good idea to paint covers to protect them against the sun and wind.
 

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I had never used Behr paint until today. I am getting along on my M37 restore and decided to add the two rear bumpers. They have been primed for over a year.

Normally I use CGI paint and thin it to spray it. I do a fog coat and a second coat to paint. Stay in one spot too long and you get a nasty run.

I got a gallon of marque paint and flotrol. I decided what the heck I will take my larger opening HVLP sprayer I use for primer and use that.

I dumped some paint into a glass jar, added some flotrol and stirred it up. It still looked too thick to me.

It did great I am amazed. It’s more like adding a coating than painting. No runs even though I was hosing it down.

 

Terra1936

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I had never used Behr paint until today. I am getting along on my M37 restore and decided to add the two rear bumpers. They have been primed for over a year.

Normally I use CGI paint and thin it to spray it. I do a fog coat and a second coat to paint. Stay in one spot too long and you get a nasty run.

I got a gallon of marque paint and flotrol. I decided what the heck I will take my larger opening HVLP sprayer I use for primer and use that.

I dumped some paint into a glass jar, added some flotrol and stirred it up. It still looked too thick to me.

It did great I am amazed. It’s more like adding a coating than painting. No runs even though I was hosing it down.

Did you brush on or spray? Looks great!
 

Mullaney

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That was sprayed out my normal cup sprayer.

It sprayed great for a while and then was just spitting. Then I realized I had forgotten to turn on the compressor and had run out of air. Whoops!

With the air back on it was good again.
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Been there (but didn't get the t-shirt).
It is amazing how badly a sprayer works when it is almost out of air!
 

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