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Unread 04-02-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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How to fade paint????

I have a 97 TJ that I use for running around town. It is one of those vehicles that you really don't care too much about. I like and have fun in it however one ting really drives me nuts.

When I purchased the truck, it didn't have doors. I purchased doors that were the wrong color. I took the doors to someone and had them paint- only worrying about cost not matching. Now the poor match does bother me. The new paint is crisp dark blue and the rest of the paint is a well faded dark blue.

Is there a way that I can fade the paint a little to make it look closer to the original paint? I thought I heard something about rubbing it quickly with acetone. I really don't want to try that cause I assume it will remove the paint. I even considered rubbing it with scotch bright. Iknow it would scratch the paint but the scratches would be small and may lighten the paint.

Please let me know if you have any ideas.

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Unread 04-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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Repaint the Jeep?
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Unread 04-02-2010, 10:06 PM   #3
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That would be the easy, smart thing to do. Of coarse, I want to do it the hard way.

Really, I just don't want to spend any money on the truck. I really don't care if it is a precise match, I am just looking to lighten the paint a little to make it a CLOSER match.

Thanks in advance
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Unread 04-02-2010, 10:19 PM   #4
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I know its not what you want to hear but I vote rattle can the whole jeep. It will match and it will make the jeep look a lot better, especially if you go with OD or flat black
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Unread 04-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #5
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Unread 04-03-2010, 07:11 PM   #6
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The doors being off color make it a pain to blend.You can blend the doors but you will have to blend them into the adjacent panels.Which means fenders and 1/4 panels on each side.By time you do that there isn't much left to paint so you might as well paint the whole jeep by then.
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Unread 04-03-2010, 09:13 PM   #7
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sometimes buffing/polishing the old panels brings some life back to them, and helps them to match. The blue color is so shiny because of the clear coat (assuming you have a 2 stage paint job on the doors.) Try some polishing compound and elbow grease and that might help.
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