Anyone have any experience using Rustoleum Enamel?

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    I've heard that Rustoleum enamel works fairly decent when using a spray gun. Anyone here use it? I'm talking about the quart cans you can buy at Home Depot/hardware stores. I'm considering using it for the running boards on my '51 GMC in gloss black so it will be easier for the next owner to touch up, compared to a base-clear.
     
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    I used rattle can rustoleum hammered paint on the rock rails of my XJ. It held up to the elements exceptionally well. Not to rocks of course, but I chose this paint specifically so I could touch it up.
     
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    Used the rattle cans for many projects, no issues
     
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    Seems like a rattle can would put it on thin or it would take a lot of coats to build up anything durable. If all goes well I'll spray this weekend and report back how it goes. Youtube university has quite a few videos with comments that are mostly positive so that's encouraging.
     
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    When I raffle can stuff I put on about three coats of primer and 4 coats of finish.
     
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    Yeah but now I have enough paint to last me 20 years! Top that buddy.
     
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    I used it on the tread of my front door and it has held up very well. I still believe in oil-based paint, though getting impossible to find and quite costly. Anyone use chip guard paint for rocker covers?
     
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    Sprayed it with 50/50 Acetone in 50deg weather and it came out nice. This is one tack coat and two normal coats.

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    excellent!

    I've used it under my '02, just brush applied to subframes. Lays very nicely and wears very well.

    Looks good in grey. The GMC never had it so nice :)

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    Cool patina on this one, looks like a good faux-patina but still nice.

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    Funny how the brain works, I'm seeing these things everywhere since your earlier post. I sold a Jeep in the early CL days (for OKC). It would take some convincing to do it now. I do get a kick out of the crazy tool prices. A piece of lint with Snap-On taped to it probably asks $100.
     

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