Originally Posted by jbsj33p
Sorry to hijack your thread but I really like that paint job; how did you do it if you don't mind me asking? The paint on my jeep is disappearing more and more everyday and I figure I should get around to putting some back on it.
Appreciate the compliment. I actually just used the rattle cans. I started a few months ago and put on a few coats of plasti dip so i wouldnt have to worry about if i didnt like it or not, i could peel it off...Then i used the camo green color spray cans on top of the plasti dip. Then i made a decal to paint the freedom type star on the hood with a flex seal (did it so it had texture) and then i glossed the whole things with a few cans of clear coat gloss. It isnt perfect put i keep a can of plasti dip, green camo touch up paint and a gloss sealer to touch up in case something happens. Because it is all plastidip, i can still peel it off to original platinum color...just be a pain with the gloss on it...Im sure there may be better ways to paint it, alot of guys on here would probably know a better and more permanent methodology. i have to do one more coat of clear coat, as you can see, its a little blotchy....not noticeable when wet.
edit: btw make sure car is clean before each step. i had a sincere problem with suicidal bugs sticking to my paint.
and ill be sure to note all gas mpg changes when i drive it more often. Its no longer my dd so i wont notice a huge drop in mileage yet.