The wife is actually starting to get on my ass about the surface rust on Project Thanks Obama. Apparently patina isn’t her bag. She wants a new paint job, I want a non-two-thousand-dollar-fix. The previous owner did something really smart by just blasting the hood with primer so the original paint (what’s left of it) and the rust is still underneath. The roof is almost as bad, save the lack of primer.
So what I’d like to do is make it look as decent as possible while spending as little cash. I know y’all are gon’ say “Plastidip!” but that probably won’t last very long as the truck gets utilized (read: scratched, bumped, scraped, etc) on a regular basis.
What options aside from Plastidip do you recommend for making shitty, rusting, 1990s paint look more presentable?