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Unread 07-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #16
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i just Painted my XJ Krylon Tan... My XJ dont have doors and WOW! it's a Totally Different Jeep!
But yours Look GOOD.. i have stenciled SPR6XJ on the side.. and 88 in black.


i did a simple coat and finished within 3hrs..
Now i have to go to Work.. lol

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Unread 07-15-2008, 09:32 PM   #17
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Here is how I painted it. It's VERY durable and dead simple to fix if it gets damaged.. 1 quart Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer (red), 1 quart Dark Hunter Green Gloss. Thin it very thin (watery) with 100% mineral spirits and roll on with high density rollers. Self levels very nicely and I think it's more coverage than spraying. Did in in my driveway last weekend in the wind too. Just tape the trim and start rolling. 12 coats later and there it is. Nice smooth coverage.



Here is a picture from a bunch I shot yesterday in full sun. It looks amazing in person.

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Unread 07-16-2008, 11:40 AM   #18
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That looks great!
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Unread 07-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #19
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Very nice diskman!

Peewee, did you spray on a clear coat and how has it held up to the elements over time? (I remember you did this a while back...)

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Offend them? no way.....



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will it offend anyone? this is the "good 'ole US of A"! of course someone will be offended! it's the new american way
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will it offend anyone? this is the "good 'ole US of A"! of course someone will be offended! it's the new american way

who cares.. maybe if it was a jeep in afghanistan then it would be okay for someone to get offended since it isnt the country the jeep is IN. its U.S. pride and people should be proud of their country. if not, in the words of mitch hetberg, get the **** out
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Very nice diskman!

Peewee, did you spray on a clear coat and how has it held up to the elements over time? (I remember you did this a while back...)

Yeah, about that paint. No clearcoat was used. Not much prep was done either- sanded by hand to rough the clearcoat up. It looks real good except for the section of metal above the grille, a few spots on the hood and the cowl. If I prepared it right, I'm for sure it would look just as good today
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who cares.. maybe if it was a jeep in afghanistan then it would be okay for someone to get offended since it isnt the country the jeep is IN. its U.S. pride and people should be proud of their country. if not, in the words of mitch hetberg, get the **** out
i totally agree.
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here it is painted up sorry for the cell phone pics

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Looks good diskman, especially for using a roller! Bravo.
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Here is how I painted it. It's VERY durable and dead simple to fix if it gets damaged.. 1 quart Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer (red), 1 quart Dark Hunter Green Gloss. Thin it very thin (watery) with 100% mineral spirits and roll on with high density rollers. Self levels very nicely and I think it's more coverage than spraying. Did in in my driveway last weekend in the wind too. Just tape the trim and start rolling. 12 coats later and there it is. Nice smooth coverage.



Here is a picture from a bunch I shot yesterday in full sun. It looks amazing in person.

12 coats? how long did you let it stand between each coat?
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Dude painted this car with a roller.






here's how i painted my car for about $50, it's actually very easy and the results are amazing. First off, get a can of tremclad real orange (or what ever color u want) in the can, not spray, yes tremclad, it is a acrylic/enamel paint which is very durable. next prep your car as if was any other paint job, fix all the rust, ect....no need to prime the car since the tremclad allready contains elements which allow it to be painted over bare metal. next, after prepping the car get a small 4" professional FOAM rollers, it's tiny and has one end rounded off, and the other cut straight, and is a very high density foam. u also need a jug of mineral spirits to thin the paint. The thing i really like about this is that there's no mess, no tapeing the whole car, just key areas, and u can do it in your garage, since your not spraying there is virtually no dust in the air, just clean your garage first, also it does'nt really smell at all, dries overnight and it super tough paint. also it you decide to paint the car professionally later, just prep and paint, there's no need to strip the tremclad. i have done this to a few cars, and i can say it works amazing, u just have to be paitient. next u thin the paint with mineral spirits so it just about as thin as water, a little thicker. get out the roller and paint away, don't get the paint shaked when u buy it, enamel is stirred, otherwise you'll have bubbles in the paint for a week!!! after u do 2 coats, wet sand the whole car, then repeat, 2 coats, wetsand, 2 coats wetsand. i painted the charger using a can since your not spraying the car u use all the paint and not spray 50% in the air, use progressivly finer sand paper each time. it's not really that much work, cause u can stop and start any time, u can do just a door, or the hood, ect. do one panel at a time, and don't stop once you start. once your done the final coat, wetsand with about 1000 grit to a totally smooth finish, and then using a high speed polisher i use a buffing bonnet and turtle wax polishing compound. do the whole car with this, and i'm telling u, depending on the amount of time and paitence you have, the results are amazing. laugh if you want, but for $50 ($30 for paint, about $20 for rollers, sand paper, ect...) it really looks good. also you can do these steps overnight, paint one evening and by morning u can wet sand. i have personally done alot of painting, mostly single stage acrylic enamel, and i've sprayed several cars in my garage with really good professional results, just it stinks, it's a real pain to do, easy to make a mistake, messy, and expensive. The tremclad is awesome paint, the "real orange" is an amazing hemi orange, and almost looks like it has some perl in the sun, awesome color right out of the can. I used this technique on my 1974 beetle also, here are the results:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../Picture10.jpg
the car before:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/IM000475.jpg
another after pic:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC00164.jpg
here is a car i sprayed (71 beetle, midnight blue metalic):
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC00194.jpg
here is the car before (71 beetle):
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/Picture1.jpg

here's a few pics of the charger done:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC02764.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC02769.jpg

well that's my 2 cents worth, sorry for the long post. i was borred lol
i painted the orange beetle in 1999, and it still looks like the day i painted it, the 71 blue beetle i painted in 2000, and built the car for my dad, i used the same paint on my charger, maybe one day i'll spring for a good paint job, prepping is 90% of the work, stripping the car, sanding, ect.....painting is overrated!!!
So if you have TIME, then i'd say go for it, the worst that could happen is that it does'nt turn out and your out $50, but if your paitient, and expriement with lets say just the trunk pannel and if you like it do the whole car, if not just get it done by someone else for $4000. i don't know about you guys, but i would rather spend the $4000 on other parts like getting the mechanics sorted out and new chrome, cause when u have really nice paint and crappy bumpers, door handles it just sticks out more.
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Unread 07-21-2008, 10:45 PM   #28
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http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Dude painted this car with a roller.






here's how i painted my car for about $50, it's actually very easy and the results are amazing. First off, get a can of tremclad real orange (or what ever color u want) in the can, not spray, yes tremclad, it is a acrylic/enamel paint which is very durable. next prep your car as if was any other paint job, fix all the rust, ect....no need to prime the car since the tremclad allready contains elements which allow it to be painted over bare metal. next, after prepping the car get a small 4" professional FOAM rollers, it's tiny and has one end rounded off, and the other cut straight, and is a very high density foam. u also need a jug of mineral spirits to thin the paint. The thing i really like about this is that there's no mess, no tapeing the whole car, just key areas, and u can do it in your garage, since your not spraying there is virtually no dust in the air, just clean your garage first, also it does'nt really smell at all, dries overnight and it super tough paint. also it you decide to paint the car professionally later, just prep and paint, there's no need to strip the tremclad. i have done this to a few cars, and i can say it works amazing, u just have to be paitient. next u thin the paint with mineral spirits so it just about as thin as water, a little thicker. get out the roller and paint away, don't get the paint shaked when u buy it, enamel is stirred, otherwise you'll have bubbles in the paint for a week!!! after u do 2 coats, wet sand the whole car, then repeat, 2 coats, wetsand, 2 coats wetsand. i painted the charger using a can since your not spraying the car u use all the paint and not spray 50% in the air, use progressivly finer sand paper each time. it's not really that much work, cause u can stop and start any time, u can do just a door, or the hood, ect. do one panel at a time, and don't stop once you start. once your done the final coat, wetsand with about 1000 grit to a totally smooth finish, and then using a high speed polisher i use a buffing bonnet and turtle wax polishing compound. do the whole car with this, and i'm telling u, depending on the amount of time and paitence you have, the results are amazing. laugh if you want, but for $50 ($30 for paint, about $20 for rollers, sand paper, ect...) it really looks good. also you can do these steps overnight, paint one evening and by morning u can wet sand. i have personally done alot of painting, mostly single stage acrylic enamel, and i've sprayed several cars in my garage with really good professional results, just it stinks, it's a real pain to do, easy to make a mistake, messy, and expensive. The tremclad is awesome paint, the "real orange" is an amazing hemi orange, and almost looks like it has some perl in the sun, awesome color right out of the can. I used this technique on my 1974 beetle also, here are the results:

the car before:

another after pic:

here is a car i sprayed (71 beetle, midnight blue metalic):

here is the car before (71 beetle):


here's a few pics of the charger done:



well that's my 2 cents worth, sorry for the long post. i was borred lol
i painted the orange beetle in 1999, and it still looks like the day i painted it, the 71 blue beetle i painted in 2000, and built the car for my dad, i used the same paint on my charger, maybe one day i'll spring for a good paint job, prepping is 90% of the work, stripping the car, sanding, ect.....painting is overrated!!!
So if you have TIME, then i'd say go for it, the worst that could happen is that it does'nt turn out and your out $50, but if your paitient, and expriement with lets say just the trunk pannel and if you like it do the whole car, if not just get it done by someone else for $4000. i don't know about you guys, but i would rather spend the $4000 on other parts like getting the mechanics sorted out and new chrome, cause when u have really nice paint and crappy bumpers, door handles it just sticks out more.
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