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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #1351
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I agree that Canyons look sick, they are my second favorite behind Moabs.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #1352
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Damn Kenny... that looks good.
Glad I could help lol

Fenders are lookin' good, will look even better once they're color matched.

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I agree that Canyons look sick, they are my second favorite behind Moabs.
Love the look of Moabs. Hate the fact that they;re 16" wheels lol
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Unread 06-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #1353
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Got some work done today. Fitted the fenders, drilled the holes for the under-hood-accessories, and cut down the rockers. Geoff and I messed up the measurements on the driver's side rocker panel and cut it 2" short, so I'm going to weld them back together and then re-trim to fit haha. Sucked in the moment, but it should be okay in the end. When we were done, I got to work prepping the fenders for paint. I still have to drill out the holes for the LED turn signals (which I also test wired) but I got the paint going at least to accomplish something.

One of the other things I did was start to get an idea for how the color match will work out. I painted the spare ABS tray the TNTs came with. Below there's a picture of the tray next to the hood/fender/cowl area of the Jeep. It blends preeeeettyyyyy damn well if I may say so. The photo only shows 2 layers of color on the tray, and no clear coat so keep that in mind.

Thanks to CrawlingForward for the assistance today













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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 06-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #1354
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Looking good.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:33 AM   #1355
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The color match is pretty close considering the age of the original paint!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #1356
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Base color coat was done today. A few light layers to get it started, then many many heavy layers. I've got to go to AutoZone and grab some clear enamel to finish them off with. Also did the undersides with black Rustoleum auto enamel, which should be insanely easy to touch up when it gets scratched. I also drilled out the 3/4" holes for the LEDs to go into. Test wiring yesterday went flawlessly. Big big big big big thanks to Clayton for the use of the drill and 3/4" bit.

Oh and I stripped and primed the front bumper since the paint was peeling. Not sure what I'm going to paint that with, but I'll figure that out.

Oh and enjoy the picture of the Jeep that makes it look like a rock crawler with full width axles. I wish I could keep it this way











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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #1357
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Base color coat was done today. A few light layers to get it started, then many many heavy layers. I've got to go to AutoZone and grab some clear enamel to finish them off with. Also did the undersides with black Rustoleum auto enamel, which should be insanely easy to touch up when it gets scratched. I also drilled out the 3/4" holes for the LEDs to go into. Test wiring yesterday went flawlessly. Big big big big big thanks to Clayton for the use of the drill and 3/4" bit.

Oh and I stripped and primed the front bumper since the paint was peeling. Not sure what I'm going to paint that with, but I'll figure that out.

Oh and enjoy the picture of the Jeep that makes it look like a rock crawler with full width axles. I wish I could keep it this way











If that is enamel base coat and you do not put the clear on within an hour, you will have to wait 7 to 10 days before putting the clear on. If you do not you run the risk of it krinkling. Read the back of the can.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #1358
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Like the airbox mod man. Very slick. How much did it run you for everything?
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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #1359
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If that is enamel base coat and you do not put the clear on within an hour, you will have to wait 7 to 10 days before putting the clear on. If you do not you run the risk of it krinkling. Read the back of the can.
Verbatim off the label: "High Quality Fast Drying Acrylic Lacquer"

For clarification, this is referring to the COLOR coat. The only enamel on the fenders is the Rustoleum Automotive Enamel that is on the wheel wells. The COLOR coat can also says "wait at least 30 minutes to apply Duplicolor Clear Coat".

I've been asking paint questions for weeks without much response from the peanut gallery. Could you lend me any insight as to whether or not this sounds okay to move forward with? I have 5 cans of Duplicolor Automotive Lacquer (clear) , but have been debating switching to Duplicolor Automotive Enamel...

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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #1360
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Like the airbox mod man. Very slick. How much did it run you for everything?
Thanks! Cost breakdown.... airbox - $25, filter - $5, pipe converter - $7... Not that bad at all for under $40 when you consider the money people spend on the fancy intakes to get the same thing accomplished. I was happy to retain a protected filter (vs. cone) and also now my air intake is about 5" higher than stock... for all the water crossings I don't do
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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #1361
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Verbatim off the label: "High Quality Fast Drying Acrylic Lacquer"

For clarification, this is referring to the COLOR coat. The only enamel on the fenders is the Rustoleum Automotive Enamel that is on the wheel wells. The COLOR coat can also says "wait at least 30 minutes to apply Duplicolor Clear Coat".

I've been asking paint questions for weeks without much response from the peanut gallery. Could you lend me any insight as to whether or not this sounds okay to move forward with? I have 5 cans of Duplicolor Automotive Lacquer (clear) , but have been debating switching to Duplicolor Automotive Enamel...

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You can over coat enamel over Lacquer, but NEVER put Lacquer over Enamel. Lacquer is great to paint with as it dries quick and you can over coat almost any time.

Lacquer can be wet sanded and Enamel should not be.

Reason.

Lacquer dries all the way through, and only the surface of Enamel fully cures.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #1362
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Lacquer dries all the way through, and only the surface of Enamel fully cures.
So since the base coat is lacquer, I'm good to enamel over it.

Do you have advice as to whether I should use enamel clear vs. lacquer clear?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 05:31 AM   #1363
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So since the base coat is lacquer, I'm good to enamel over it.

Do you have advice as to whether I should use enamel clear vs. lacquer clear?
With a lacquer base coat, you can use either lacquer or enamel as your clear.

Lacquer will dry much faster and will lay down flater, but wants to run more. Laccquer can be wet sanded and polished to get rid of errors. Enamel can not be wet sanded and polished (well it can but it is hard to do without burning through).

If you are sure your base is lacquer use lacquer as the clear.
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Looks good.
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