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post #1 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Flat Olive Drab Paint

Does anyone know what brand makes the toughest olive drab paint, that won't get destroyed by sunlight fast? Thanks

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post #2 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 04:30 PM
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if your just going to rattle can it, id probably say krylon camo
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post #3 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 04:53 PM
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This stuff looks pretty tough. You should try it and let me know how it works before I spend the bucks.
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post #4 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 05:03 PM
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i just used the rustoleum dark forest camo paint, i put on 3 layers of matte clear afterward too. that should help protect it.

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Aervoe paint is holding up to abuse on my jeep. I live on the rainy west coast and haven't had a problem with the paint. I used about 10 spray cans.




this pic is after quite a few trips



The paint isn't flat but a semi-gloss for better water repulsion.

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I painted mine with Krylon Fusion olive drab. So far so good, but it's only been three months.

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military drab was actually semi-gloss, or more correctly "lusterless." That finish really holds up better to fading and abuse than an ultraflat rattle can.

For a really nice military look at a low cost try this home brew:

1 quart Hunter Green Gloss Rustoleum
1 quart Rusty Metal Red Primer Rustoleum
10% Acetone as thinner
Mix well

You can shoot that through a cheapie Harbor Freight spray gun and it self levels very nicely with just a touch of orange peel. The color/finish works out to be a dark leathery-olive green semi-gloss and is easily obtained at any hardware store. You can readily reproduce touch up by using pint cans in the same proportions.

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What about semi gloss or satin finish Olive Drab? I saw satin at Miejers today
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military drab was actually semi-gloss, or more correctly "lusterless." That finish really holds up better to fading and abuse than an ultraflat rattle can.

For a really nice military look at a low cost try this home brew:

1 quart Hunter Green Gloss Rustoleum
1 quart Rusty Metal Red Primer Rustoleum
10% Acetone as thinner
Mix well

You can shoot that through a cheapie Harbor Freight spray gun and it self levels very nicely with just a touch of orange peel. The color/finish works out to be a dark leathery-olive green semi-gloss and is easily obtained at any hardware store. You can readily reproduce touch up by using pint cans in the same proportions.
I have a paint gun and compressor, but for $40, no paint mixing and no equipment set-up, the Krylon Fusion can't be beat. If it only holds up six months, oh well; there goes another $40, one roll of tape, one newspaper, one afternoon and one six pack of beer.

Not knocking your method at all, it's just a matter of how much $$ and effort you want to put in. I'm sure the results of your method are superior.

As for me, my Jeep's not a show car, so the easier, the better. Thanks for the info in case I change my mind.

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I have a paint gun and compressor, but for $40, no paint mixing and no equipment set-up, the Krylon Fusion can't be beat. If it only holds up six months, oh well; there goes another $40, one roll of tape, one newspaper, one afternoon and one six pack of beer.

Not knocking your method at all, it's just a matter of how much $$ and effort you want to put in. I'm sure the results of your method are superior.

As for me, my Jeep's not a show car, so the easier, the better. Thanks for the info in case I change my mind.
I hear ya, sometimes the spray bomb is just plain fun.

Seriously, it costs about the same as a case of rattle bombs as it would to shoot the Rustoleum. Cleaning your gun is the only drawback but the quality and finish are far superior.

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Well I think I'm probably going to go with a semi gloss finish of olive drab other than flat, becuase everything sticks on flat paint. Also I heard it holds road salt and I live in Michigan so that wouldn't be to good.
RKBA do you have any pics of your "custom paint"?
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Not knockin ya but an even cheaper way is hit up the army surplus stores. you can usually get a gallon for 17-19 bucks...

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Not knockin ya but an even cheaper way is hit up the army surplus stores. you can usually get a gallon for 17-19 bucks...
Ya I heard that from some friends but how does it hold up, they said that it isn't the actual paint the army uses.
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post #14 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 09:27 PM
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Here's a couple paint sources:

http://www.armyjeepparts.com/order_p...1.htm#shipping

http://www.willysjeepparts.com/Military_Paint.htm

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post #15 of 42 Old 03-24-2008, 09:54 PM
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i know some cats that have bought it about 4 years ago and it still looks great. he got some scratches in it but just touched it up so it still looks great. next time i see him i'll snap some pics. and i may be wrong but i thought that it actually is the paint. its overstock and they send it off if they dont use it within so long... Thats what my marine roomate told me... but not 110% sure

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