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Unread 10-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #16
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Good looking bruised Jeep (black & blue)
Haha, yea it definatly took on the nickname of "bruiser" after I finished. In reference to the prep work that I did...I simply sanded the clear coat finish using 320 grit until they were dull and nice and smooth. Sucked all the dust up with my shop vac and cleaned them thorougly with Acetone. Then I put several light coats of self-etching primer and let that set for 30 minutes or so before I applied multiple light coats of the satin black (waiting 5 or so minutes in between coats ). I don't have any painting experience either but just took my time, which was also a challenge because I lack patience too. Sanding has to be one of the worst jobs, IMO, but if you put in some good elbow grease time and clean them really well you should get good results.

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Unread 10-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #17
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Cool thing about rattle-can paint is that if you get buyers remorse on the color, you can go back to the factory aluminum look with a bunch of rags and acetone (and hopefully the appropriate ventilation). Of course you'd have to re-clear if you dulled the factory finish.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 02:08 PM   #18
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Haha, yea it definatly took on the nickname of "bruiser" after I finished. In reference to the prep work that I did...I simply sanded the clear coat finish using 320 grit until they were dull and nice and smooth. Sucked all the dust up with my shop vac and cleaned them thorougly with Acetone. Then I put several light coats of self-etching primer and let that set for 30 minutes or so before I applied multiple light coats of the satin black (waiting 5 or so minutes in between coats ). I don't have any painting experience either but just took my time, which was also a challenge because I lack patience too. Sanding has to be one of the worst jobs, IMO, but if you put in some good elbow grease time and clean them really well you should get good results.
Hopefully it holds up alright. Aside from the normal rock gashes and scratches, I want the paint to stick. Thanks for the heads up man.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #19
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looks great, i love that color of your jeep
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:58 AM   #20
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Haha, yea it definatly took on the nickname of "bruiser" after I finished. In reference to the prep work that I did...I simply sanded the clear coat finish using 320 grit until they were dull and nice and smooth. Sucked all the dust up with my shop vac and cleaned them thorougly with Acetone. Then I put several light coats of self-etching primer and let that set for 30 minutes or so before I applied multiple light coats of the satin black (waiting 5 or so minutes in between coats ). I don't have any painting experience either but just took my time, which was also a challenge because I lack patience too. Sanding has to be one of the worst jobs, IMO, but if you put in some good elbow grease time and clean them really well you should get good results.
Agreed it was a long day when I did mine, but soooo worth it
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Unread 10-12-2009, 06:40 PM   #21
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i believe the gray top came on only one year of the unlimiteds............... maybe 05?

i dig the wheels
ive kicked around painting my moabs black as well
i want to trade my black hard top for a gray one
i think it would look sharp, especially with gray fender flares
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Unread 07-15-2010, 04:23 PM   #22
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Hopefully it holds up alright. Aside from the normal rock gashes and scratches, I want the paint to stick. Thanks for the heads up man.
How are the wheels holding up over time? Also, did you unmount the tires from the wheels or just tape it off?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:11 AM   #23
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How are the wheels holding up over time? Also, did you unmount the tires from the wheels or just tape it off?
x2....have classic II's that are a little worse for wear and wanted to paint black.


Also, how long until the paint is dry enough to put back on? I've learned via my front door of my house that although paint is dry to the touch, it's not fully cured for a while....at least that's what my weatherstripping told me....

So, with the rattlecan, how long until it's good to go?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #24
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Wow, my old wheel thread raised from the dead.

UncleWilson--Got your PM, in reference to your question...They are holding up perfect, better than I thought they would. They barely have a nick on them and look like day 1. It just goes to show you that solid prep work goes along way.

I did not un-mount the tire/wheel(s). With the way my moabs and BFG's mated, I was able to get the tape to sit just a hair under the lip of the wheel, preventing any over spray onto the tire.

For dry/cure time: I probably waited atleast a good 24 Hrs with each wheel after it was done before I re-mounted them. The rattle can I used dried pretty fast.
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Wow, my old wheel thread raised from the dead.

UncleWilson--Got your PM, in reference to your question...They are holding up perfect, better than I thought they would. They barely have a nick on them and look like day 1. It just goes to show you that solid prep work goes along way.

I did not un-mount the tire/wheel(s). With the way my moabs and BFG's mated, I was able to get the tape to sit just a hair under the lip of the wheel, preventing any over spray onto the tire.

For dry/cure time: I probably waited atleast a good 24 Hrs with each wheel after it was done before I re-mounted them. The rattle can I used dried pretty fast.
Thank you for getting back to us. That is so cool. After you primed and painted, did you clearcoat as well? I'm excited to make the moab's to look even better
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #26
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No clear coat, that is why I went with the satin finish. A happy medium between flat and Glass IMO.
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No clear coat, that is why I went with the satin finish. A happy medium between flat and Glass IMO.
Did you just do the outside face or the inner too?
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Unread 10-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #28
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Looks great I think im going to do mine this weekend
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #29
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think I am going to do my wife Durango wheels like this. I like the satin black and didn't want to pay the cost of powder coating!
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