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Unread 10-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #16
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Looking good, I'll keep an eye out for the smurf blue jeep while runing around Nice/Val.

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Unread 10-17-2011, 09:49 PM   #17
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nice! that looks awesome
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Unread 10-17-2011, 09:50 PM   #18
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Let us know how that stuff holds up. Ive been working at Sherwin-Williams for about 7 years now, and I was looking into using a paint taht we carry that pretty much just our version of the Rustoleum. It comes in an oil based and a latex. Only problem is that oil bases tend to chalk up after alot of sun exposure, and a latex wouldnt dry as hard as Id want it. I was able to find some CARC subsitute paint (the stuff they use on humvees) in flat OD green, so Ill probably be using that.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 05:45 AM   #19
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Now get a clearcoat with uv inhibitors in it will keep looking has good as it does now.
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A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 06:22 AM   #20
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for-play, how close to niceville are you? and that CARC stuff sounds pretty sweet. I am not sure about chalking up but i have heard of it. as far as im concerned if it a year and a half i'll be happy. and dodger, where can i find a clear coat for an oil-based enamel? i have looked and the only stuff i can find is rattle can and looked like crap when i hit the paint with it.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 07:41 AM   #21
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Looks great.
I used tractor paint from tractor supply to paint my wife's .Came out great too.

I laugh at all the guys saying they got quotes for 3 to 6 grand to paint a Jeep.I tell jeepers to do it themselves .
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Unread 10-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #22
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Nice job on the smurfy Jeep!

I painted mine in a similar fashion last fall. A year later and the paint still looks fine although I have a bunch of rust coming back through (my fault, I just scuffed and painted it, I did not kill or treat all the rust but I needed the Jeep all one color as after my body work and patching it was 5 different colors!).

I mixed one can of silver with one can of gloss black- I didn't like any of the off the shelf colors but wanted something I could re-create. Came out a nice pewter color, not the gun metal I was hoping for but it is still a good color.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #23
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for-play, how close to niceville are you? and that CARC stuff sounds pretty sweet. I am not sure about chalking up but i have heard of it. as far as im concerned if it a year and a half i'll be happy. and dodger, where can i find a clear coat for an oil-based enamel? i have looked and the only stuff i can find is rattle can and looked like crap when i hit the paint with it.
With living in Florida you may get a year. Rustoloem does no last long down here. Nice job for a first time. Looks good.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #24
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for-play, how close to niceville are you? and that CARC stuff sounds pretty sweet. I am not sure about chalking up but i have heard of it. as far as im concerned if it a year and a half i'll be happy. and dodger, where can i find a clear coat for an oil-based enamel? i have looked and the only stuff i can find is rattle can and looked like crap when i hit the paint with it.
I'm by Rocky Bayou. I painted mine a couple of years ago with the paint shop stuff from duplicolor. I really didn't take care of it but it is lasting. I think I have about $120 in mine.

Good job on the color, I like the blue.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 12:53 PM   #25
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Nice job! yea if i went with actual automotive paint im sure it would have turned out better but i kinda wanted to do it just to do it! haha. i was debating red or blue and "obviously" i went blue because of all the red jeeps around! nice rig too what type of seats are those?
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Unread 10-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #26
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Damn nice job boss!
Did you clearcoat it?
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Unread 10-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #27
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Those are some nice looking paint jobs.

A few years ago I decided to "rattle can" my Samurai. I used Rustoleum and did a section in OD green and a section is desert tan. I went wheeling and the green showned every single spot where a bush or plant or leaf touched it and the tan looked good as new. I painted the entire Samurai desert tan and it took 12 cans of paint (about $48). Wheeled it for two to three years before I sold it and the paint never chipped or cracked and it did not appear to fade. My only prep was to remove decals and sand it section by section.

I would love to do it again to my TJ but it is in much better shape than my Sami was and my wife really likes the yellow.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #28
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Nice job! yea if i went with actual automotive paint im sure it would have turned out better but i kinda wanted to do it just to do it! haha. i was debating red or blue and "obviously" i went blue because of all the red jeeps around! nice rig too what type of seats are those?
I actually bought those seats off of e-bay. They have good support and are sturdy enough but the color is about gone now. The red faded badly. I think the next set will be the same style but from summit. The bolsters are really nice to have. I did have to fab up some seat brackets to get my head lower than the roll bar. YJ brackets were way to high.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 03:50 PM   #29
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Looks good for now, but won't last. Could have gotton yourself some matt PPG paint with hardner for less then $120 and would outlast your rustoleum.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...-year-1277182/
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Unread 10-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #30
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custom windshield tie downs, ha ha ha.

looks fine man
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