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post #1 of 11 Old 05-03-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep YJ, JD Blitz Black, and roll on paint job...

I bought my jeep round a year ago and the guy I bought it from was in process of repainting it. He ran into money troubles and had to sell it to me with just a coat of prime on it. Now that I am out of school for the summer, wanted to take a week and paint my jeep.

I want to paint it John Deere Blitz Black and I don't have the facilities or the money to spray it on so I am going to roll it on. I was looking for suggestions and tips from people who have painted their own jeeps and especially those who rolled it on.

Any tips or help is greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-03-2011, 02:47 PM
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Here's a thread I got from a quick search. It might help.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/d...27/index2.html

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While on the subject..anyone got a color chart of the available colors on the stock yjs? I want to paint my heap this summer but want to go with a stock color if possible

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While on the subject..anyone got a color chart of the available colors on the stock yjs? I want to paint my heap this summer but want to go with a stock color if possible
There are different color charts for different years of all Jeep products. I believe this one covers 1994 only IIRC...I've had it for a while and don't remember exactly.

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There are different color charts for different years of all Jeep products. I believe this one covers 1994 only IIRC...I've had it for a while and don't remember exactly.
Thanks this is what I was looking for, I think I'm goin to go from black to that Montego bay blue pearl...I like that deep looks almost black but not quite

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Thanks this is what I was looking for, I think I'm goin to go from black to that Montego bay blue pearl...I like that deep looks almost black but not quite
I like that color too. Be sure to post up some pics when you get it done!
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-04-2011, 09:44 AM
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forum with some tips and tricks to putting this type of paint on. I'm going to attempt a rolled on job myself at the end of summer. From the research I've done you should try to use the Rustoleum "topside" paint. It has a UV protectant in it that the regulat "professional" grade does not.

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I like that color too. Be sure to post up some pics when you get it done!
I will gotta get a small airbrush kit from sears or something...i have a compressor, so I will more than likely use an airbrush instead of a roll on technique...found one place that carries the paint but just in rattle cans, found another website that carries it in quarts and gallons but its more expensive...we'll see I got rust spots and the speed stripes (still on from the factory) I'll post before and after pics on here

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Definitely take pictures all during the process. It will be so worth it to ask questions and help others during the process. Get a 30$ spray gun from sears or walmart, mix your paint and paint thinner, wear a mask and be patient. Make sure your mock up paint booth is VERY well ventilated, both for safety and your paint drying.

And you can never prepare the surface enough--block sand block sand block sand. You will hate it, and your hand will hurt, the sanding stage will take a long time, but damn your paint will look good. Get some buddies or brothers to help.
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Definitely take pictures all during the process. It will be so worth it to ask questions and help others during the process. Get a 30$ spray gun from sears or walmart, mix your paint and paint thinner, wear a mask and be patient. Make sure your mock up paint booth is VERY well ventilated, both for safety and your paint drying.

And you can never prepare the surface enough--block sand block sand block sand. You will hate it, and your hand will hurt, the sanding stage will take a long time, but damn your paint will look good. Get some buddies or brothers to help.
Yeah I was goin to go with a power belt sander, and finish with just hand sanding it...i know its goin to take time but I want it to look good so we shall see, how bad could out go ya know?

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I want to tackle the paint on mine as well sometime. I found this vid on you tube. His paint job turned out awesome! Check it out!



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