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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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DIY paint job!

I just bought my dream car (1992 wrangler) and it needs a new paint job but I don't want to pay the thousand to paint it. How do I do my own good quality paint job? What do I need?

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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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Google $50 paint job or $100 paint job. Lots of people use tractor paint and rollers or else buy a cheap harbor freight spray gun.

Or google plastidip. Lots of people use that as well.

There are usually shops that will shoot your car for a few hundred if you do the prep. Look into local shops and see what they will do or you.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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Alright thanks!!
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #4
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I just bought my dream car (1992 wrangler) and it needs a new paint job but I don't want to pay the thousand to paint it. How do I do my own good quality paint job? What do I need?
Depending on how cheap you want to do this, you're gonna need:
1. A box of GRAY Scotchbrite
2. A can of Wax & Grease remover.
3. A box of Scott's Blue Shop towels. Wipe down everything you scuff, then DON'T TOUCH.
4. Paint, use the Duplicolor rattle cans from an auto parts store. O'reilly's has it.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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A guy I met who painted his JD tractor told me about this. The piant job looked like it was still wet! To get a good finish out of a rattle can you fill a bowl with very hot tap water. Put rattle can in tap water and let it sit for 10 -15 mins. Once the paint is warmed, spray it on like you normally would. Then if you get real ambitious you can buff it out with compund and then wax it!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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Who needs paint when you can cover it all up with diamond plate It's got a shine, and who cares if it gets scratched.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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Depending on how cheap you want to do this, you're gonna need:
1. A box of GRAY Scotchbrite
2. A can of Wax & Grease remover.
3. A box of Scott's Blue Shop towels. Wipe down everything you scuff, then DON'T TOUCH.
4. Paint, use the Duplicolor rattle cans from an auto parts store. O'reilly's has it.
Just wanted to add: wear latex or nitrile gloves and change them often. Helps to eliminate the "did I just touch that?" feeling.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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Just wanted to add: wear latex or nitrile gloves and change them often. Helps to eliminate the "did I just touch that?" feeling.
Good point. The oil on your skin is an adhesion killer.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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Depending on how cheap you want to do this, you're gonna need:
1. A box of GRAY Scotchbrite
2. A can of Wax & Grease remover.
3. A box of Scott's Blue Shop towels. Wipe down everything you scuff, then DON'T TOUCH.
4. Paint, use the Duplicolor rattle cans from an auto parts store. O'reilly's has it.
What grit should the scotchbrite be?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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They are all guaged by color. GET GRAY.
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