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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
gingerbreadman1
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Painting my ZJ!

ok so i want to paint my ZJ camo. im going to use rustoleum primer to prevent rust. but i cant figure out a good base coat. i want a gallon to use with a spray gun instead of spray painting the whole thing. i was thinking the deep forest green but i cant find it or anything close in ultra flat/flat finish. im thinking khaki as well. i would love some opinions and if you know where to get paint please provide the link. thank you

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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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try plasti dip. mine is matte black but i think i might peel it and redo. but when i redo it im going to use plasti-dip primer so that its a bit more permanent. i also didnt do a very good prep job...
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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try plasti dip. mine is matte black but i think i might peel it and redo. but when i redo it im going to use plasti-dip primer so that its a bit more permanent. i also didnt do a very good prep job...
If his/her paint is chipped and scratched it's better to just give it a good sand down, minor body work, and respray. Plasti dip over chips and other junk will flaw the finish.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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I'm also considering painting my ZJ as well. I've seen a lot of great results on Jeeps by rolling on rustoleum/acetone with 4" rollers. Do very good and thorough prep work, a good layer of primer, then roll on a lot of light coats of the rustoleum.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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ok so i want to paint my ZJ camo. im going to use rustoleum primer to prevent rust. but i cant figure out a good base coat. i want a gallon to use with a spray gun instead of spray painting the whole thing. i was thinking the deep forest green but i cant find it or anything close in ultra flat/flat finish. im thinking khaki as well. i would love some opinions and if you know where to get paint please provide the link. thank you
I'v got a gallon of semi gloss Olive Drab if your interested.. i'm about 1/2 hour or so away from Wilmington.

PM if interested..
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Unread 07-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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My clear coat was peeling horribly and the og green paint was badly faded. I sanded the entire jeep down to the primer, and even to bare metal in many spots, then washed it well. I resprayed the entire thing with Krylon Italian olive green and then used flat black and oleander leaves to paint the camo pattern. As always, prep is the most important part.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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I'm also considering painting my ZJ as well. I've seen a lot of great results on Jeeps by rolling on rustoleum/acetone with 4" rollers. Do very good and thorough prep work, a good layer of primer, then roll on a lot of light coats of the rustoleum.
So people fix their oxidized paint by rolling on acetone? What?
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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
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So people fix their oxidized paint by rolling on acetone? What?
Maybe to thin the paint?
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Unread 07-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #9
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So people fix their oxidized paint by rolling on acetone? What?
The acetone is to thin the rustoleum. its rolled on as an alternative to spraying it. Pretty easy and if you do it right it'll come out like a mirror. But lots of wet sanding.

Search "rustoleum paint job" or "$50 paint job" on youtube
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Unread 07-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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BigJohn hit the nail on the head about the acetone and process I was referring to. I've been thinking pretty hard about this today, and I think I'm going to paint my ZJ in John Deere Green using the $50 rustoleum method. I can look VERY good; if you put in the prep work, and buff/polish it really well. I need to get a material list together.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #11
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #12
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