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post #31 of 42 Old 10-18-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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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/
yea i know there are "better" ways to do it, but i wanted to be able to say i painted a car for 60 haha. and i can always just repaint it the "correct" way. but we will see how it goes, its a beater jeep anyways


Now a BLUE, 89 Yj with a Fuel Injected Chevy350 , 38x15.50's, Electric fan swap. sprung over with bastard packs. Aussie locked dana 30 in the front, Aussie locked ford 8.8 with 3.73's for the back
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post #32 of 42 Old 10-18-2011, 10:26 PM
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Looks good! I ended up spray bombing mine with krylon from Walmart. It's all in the prep...I think she came out pretty good, I think I have about $30 in paint ;p


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post #33 of 42 Old 10-19-2011, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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damn you caver!!! haha, looks good man. how did you paint your "JEEP" i just bought some black paint and a paintbrush and am kinda nervous

Now a BLUE, 89 Yj with a Fuel Injected Chevy350 , 38x15.50's, Electric fan swap. sprung over with bastard packs. Aussie locked dana 30 in the front, Aussie locked ford 8.8 with 3.73's for the back
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post #34 of 42 Old 10-19-2011, 09:21 AM
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damn you caver!!! haha, looks good man. how did you paint your "JEEP" i just bought some black paint and a paintbrush and am kinda nervous
Wet sanded the whole thing, dried it off...and spray bombed it with 6 (or 7) cans of krylon. (Cant remember now)

The idea is, make sure you lay it on even and get good coverage. People that see it cant believe it was 'rattle-canned.' I did use the Satin paint, so it doesnt have a shine to it, which is fine since its a weekend toy only...it also makes for super easy touch ups when I plow through scrub oaks.

I have never used a roller or paintbrush on a vehicle, but I have seen a few jobs done, and with the proper prep, and after paint work they come out pretty damn good.

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Wet sanded the whole thing, dried it off...and spray bombed it with 6 (or 7) cans of krylon. (Cant remember now)

The idea is, make sure you lay it on even and get good coverage. People that see it cant believe it was 'rattle-canned.' I did use the Satin paint, so it doesnt have a shine to it, which is fine since its a weekend toy only...it also makes for super easy touch ups when I plow through scrub oaks.

I have never used a roller or paintbrush on a vehicle, but I have seen a few jobs done, and with the proper prep, and after paint work they come out pretty damn good.


I could be wrong but I think he meant "How did you paint the J-e-e-p letters on the sides".

I don't know if you painted them or not but even if I was on a budget I'd just buy the stickers. Looks like a pita to keep it straight.
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post #36 of 42 Old 10-19-2011, 09:55 AM
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I could be wrong but I think he meant "How did you paint the J-e-e-p letters on the sides".

I don't know if you painted them or not but even if I was on a budget I'd just buy the stickers. Looks like a pita to keep it straight.
AHH, youre right. (Im still half asleep) Those were an ebay purchase (stickers)...$8ish if I recall.

*** Just do a search for 'jeep decal' on ebay. You'll see a bunch of them, looks like they start around $4.50.

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damn you caver!!! haha, looks good man. how did you paint your "JEEP" i just bought some black paint and a paintbrush and am kinda nervous
For the love of god do not use a brush. Get some foam rollers. easier, faster, and better finish.
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post #38 of 42 Old 10-22-2011, 06:32 AM
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I think he is reffering to a small brush to do the JEEP letters, not the whole thing.
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post #39 of 42 Old 10-22-2011, 10:18 AM
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I think he is reffering to a small brush to do the JEEP letters, not the whole thing.
Doesn't matter, paint brush will have a much, much, higher chance of looking like crap. A roller would look much better. Stickers would be my first choice though.

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post #40 of 42 Old 10-22-2011, 01:17 PM
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Great paint job. I will probably go this route when I paint my son's 1989 Toyota 4X4 Pickup.

Here are the decals I used when I painted my daughter's YJ:

http://www.allthingsjeep.com/atj30903.html

-John-

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Looks good man

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post #42 of 42 Old 10-24-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, and yes i meant the logo but you figured that out by now. haha, i might try the foam roller first and if it looks like crap i will just put on the stickers. and as far as an update, went through some heavy *** trees yesterday and got a couple scratches but nothing through the paint! so that is a PASS in my book and johnboy, that might be the place i buy mine haha, great price.

Now a BLUE, 89 Yj with a Fuel Injected Chevy350 , 38x15.50's, Electric fan swap. sprung over with bastard packs. Aussie locked dana 30 in the front, Aussie locked ford 8.8 with 3.73's for the back
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