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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Odd question.

Whats the total surface area of a stock zj, minus glass.

Roof, hood, sides, back, everything.

Trying to figure out how much paint i'm going to need, to do this-



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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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That's a head scratcher. I painted (With Bedliner) my 1989 chevy truck, including the inside of the bed, and covered the whole thing to a reasonable thickness with three gallons.

I'd start with 2.5 gallons. You could also hit up your local friendly neighborhood body shop and ask them - they have likely repainted a few zj's.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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That's a head scratcher. I painted (With Bedliner) my 1989 chevy truck, including the inside of the bed, and covered the whole thing to a reasonable thickness with three gallons.

I'd start with 2.5 gallons. You could also hit up your local friendly neighborhood body shop and ask them - they have likely repainted a few zj's.
I figured id be good with 3gal, if i was using gallons.

I dont have a spray gun, I have a few buddies and case of beer. Its getting rattle can love, looks like **** as it is, cant get much worse.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Why not just go ask a body shop im sure they can punch it in there computer and tell u exactly how much u need.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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The back hatch was the better part of a can, thinking the rest is going to take atleast another 9, plus whatever I need for the black/brown camo.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Went through 6.5 cans of OD Green, going to run out and grab the other colors now.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I recently plasti-dipped my ZJ and I used 3 gallons for a nice thick cover. Then I used another gallon as a "touch up top coat"

So to answer your question, the minimum amount of paint I'd use is 3 gallons.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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I hope your not copying that pattern. YouTube some tips on using stencils and shadowing. Good luck
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Unread 09-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #9
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I know its on a much smaller scale but just camod my shotgun, doing sections at a time, taking your time, you'd be surprised how good it'll look. Lay your base coat, then use natural vegetation laid up to the jeep close, outline the veg lightly, then shadow just along one side to give shadows. My paint is in really good shape on the ZJ, if it wasn't I'd already have done this.
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I hope your not copying that pattern. YouTube some tips on using stencils and shadowing. Good luck
I am, not so much for it being hidden (I live in the heart of suburbia) But I LOVE the look of it.

I've wanted one of those M1009s for quite a while, but they are always in a state between fubar and needs $2k worth of parts to run.

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I know its on a much smaller scale but just camod my shotgun, doing sections at a time, taking your time, you'd be surprised how good it'll look. Lay your base coat, then use natural vegetation laid up to the jeep close, outline the veg lightly, then shadow just along one side to give shadows. My paint is in really good shape on the ZJ, if it wasn't I'd already have done this.
I've done more than my share of rifles, no way id have my first spray paint project be my jeep. (I'll post pics if you'd like)
The paint was in ok shape, but the color was hideous.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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I am, not so much for it being hidden (I live in the heart of suburbia) But I LOVE the look of it.

I've wanted one of those M1009s for quite a while, but they are always in a state between fubar and needs $2k worth of parts to run.

I've done more than my share of rifles, no way id have my first spray paint project be my jeep. (I'll post pics if you'd like)
The paint was in ok shape, but the color was hideous.
Wouldn't mind seeing them, not that I don't believe you, just like camo rifles.. and someday I'd like to camo my ZJ section by section. I'd like to see yours when you get it finished.
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Wouldn't mind seeing them, not that I don't believe you, just like camo rifles.. and someday I'd like to camo my ZJ section by section. I'd like to see yours when you get it finished.

My most recent -

My AR


Buddy asked me to do is Ak
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Unread 09-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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My most recent -

My AR

Buddy asked me to do is Ak
Very nice, paint and rifles. I can't seem to get pics up but have done my 870, the boys 10/22, couple pocket knives, phone cases, ice chest,,, till my wife said enough just before I camo'd the tv
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So, I got impatient, and did the rest in the dark.

I'll update in the morning with pics, You'll see it about 11min after I do.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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Got impatient again.

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