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Unread 04-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
MFay52
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Painting grey cladding on ZJ laredo

What do you all recommend that can can be bought in a spray can and will not crack or chip? I really would like the look of a spray on bed liner but have my doubts that it will hold up on the plastic cladding.

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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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im glad you brought this up as i am planing the same thing...i have serched and they do rhino liner /bed truck liner but i would like to know who has done this and how did it hold up being its exspensive stuff. I used some plastic spray paint to do my mirrors with good results and i do hit a lot of trees /brush with them.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I used Krylon fusion paint for plastic when i did it and it has held up just fine. Just be sure to give it the amount of drying time that the can says. Also, when you clean you cladding use dish soap to clean them up. The last thing i did before painting mine was a final cleaning with rubbing alcohol an everything has held up well
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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sweet same stuff i used on the mirrors good to know as i have like 6 cans already
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Its all about prep. work bad prep makes bad out come. I used mineral sprits on mine so far to start to remove wax. oh mines on wj not zj but its the same. then sand finely with light sand paper. I haven't painted yet but will soon with a paint gun. when I do ill post up what I do.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
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I did this. I took the cladding off, and degreased and scrubbed and rinsed the hell out of it. Then I used spraycan adhesion promoter, before shooting it with primer. Finally I did two spraycoats of the rustoleoum spraycan bedliner. Did the same on the grill and bumpers, and the rear vents.

I also did my tow hitch, and D-rings, but without the adhesion promoter.

It looks great, actually. It has been about 5 months, and it hasn't faded. It sprays off clean. if I had it to do over again, I might use the roll on liner, because it gives a thicker, more textured appearance.

Pics in build thread

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...-4-0l-1107154/

Build thread is way out of date, got a lot to add to it, but the cladding is in there for sure.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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nice jeep same color as mine i love the black headliner job u did looks good thanks for all the advice guys
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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Wow my jeep is that same color too and I was actually thinking of trimming the front bumper just like that. Great build thread, now I know exactly what mine would look like.
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