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Unread 11-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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one day im gonna take the top off and spray the windshield frame....... one day...

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Unread 11-28-2009, 06:26 PM   #17
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Did you spray onto glossy paint without sanding?
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Unread 11-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #18
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yep. well if you can call it glossy.... this thing has had about 11 coats of rustoleum tough enamel black sprayed on it, about 3 weeks or so apart. ive been doing that since feb.

so i sprayed the orange rustoleum on top of the black rustoleum.

this thing had bare metal, then por-15, then rustoleum. well except the fenders and grill. those are just stock jeep paint, then a bunch of rustoleum.

the only issues ive had with the rustoleum is you cant be lazy at the car wash. if theres alot of mud on the body anywhere you have to wipe it off. if you try to spray it off and put the pressure washer right up to the paint it will come off. its spray paint, what do you expect lol.

with the black, if it gets scratched up on the trails, you can just put another coat on. it didnt scratch too easy on light branches, but it scratches easier than normal car paint.

with the orange i guess we will see. im sure it scratches just like the black.
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Unread 11-28-2009, 06:38 PM   #19
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I like it!
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Unread 11-28-2009, 06:46 PM   #20
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I like it!
thanks. the wife LOVES it. its her favorite color, kinda...

she likes the texas longhorns orange...
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Unread 11-29-2009, 09:02 AM   #21
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Nice job!

Just be careful not to use too much pressure when washing it. My first car had a spray paint job on it which was silver, and it later was primer gray .
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #22
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Nice job!

Just be careful not to use too much pressure when washing it. My first car had a spray paint job on it which was silver, and it later was primer gray .
yeah its hand washes from here on out. from the body up. everything else is still getting blasted.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:15 AM   #23
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after taking the heep on a short spin today around fort drum, its safe to say that EVERY car i passed was staring at me. i think the color is a bit of an attention getter lol.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #24
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That looks really good. I've been looking into doing something like this to with my YJ but i wanted to see it done first. Got to say im impressed.

When you painted the grill, did you put newspaper behind it to prevent it from getting in the engine. Ive had a hard time being able to remove my grill to paint, but if i didnt remove it, it would save me a lot of work. And also what did you do with the screws on the hinges and other places. Did you fill them in or cover the holes with something.

Im not really sure what color im wanting now, i was thinking about blacking my rig out, but if i do that i probably shouldnt do a rattle can paint job because of the scratching. If i re due my red though i might be able to pull it off. And since i do have paint on there already, do you suggest i do a light sanding job, just to get rid of all the initial scratches and make it more even.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 12:04 PM   #25
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That looks really good. I've been looking into doing something like this to with my YJ but i wanted to see it done first. Got to say im impressed.

thanks

When you painted the grill, did you put newspaper behind it to prevent it from getting in the engine. Ive had a hard time being able to remove my grill to paint, but if i didnt remove it, it would save me a lot of work. And also what did you do with the screws on the hinges and other places. Did you fill them in or cover the holes with something.

when i did the grill, i balled up a bunch of newspaper and pushed them in between the grill and the radiator. it was pretty easy. way easier than trying to tape it off. on the hinges, i taped them off. if you look, the door hinges and winshield hinges are still black.

Im not really sure what color im wanting now, i was thinking about blacking my rig out, but if i do that i probably shouldnt do a rattle can paint job because of the scratching. If i re due my red though i might be able to pull it off. And since i do have paint on there already, do you suggest i do a light sanding job, just to get rid of all the initial scratches and make it more even.
mine used to be black, and let me tell you, its the EASIEST color to have. any time i got trail scratches, i would just spray another coat on top. and since my underside is painted black, there wasnt too much worry about overspray. if you look at any of the pictures of cheveep, like towards the end of my build thread in my sig, the black looks really good, its rustoleum rattle can tough enamel. they sell it at autozone. its a tough paint. and yeah the more prep you do the better it will come out. i have alot of inperfections in mine from stuff i didnt sand, but i dont care lol. it looks awesome from 10 ft away.. and its not a show car so if someone wants to get all close and nitpick the paint fine.. its a 30 dollar paint job lol what do you expect.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 12:54 PM   #26
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Looks good!

Spray cans can be made look good if you take your time and do it right....oviously you werent worried about it that much and i still turned out good.

I once painted the entire front clip of my Xj and you couldnt have noticed it was any different than the rest of the jeep. But that was with HOURS of prep. Actually more like DAYS lol. I also got mad about half way though the first time because it didnt look right so i stripped it down the metal and started over again lol. That didnt help the time frame issue. Anyways, 90% of paint work is in the prep. Couple tricks i learned that might help you next time:
With spray cans the biggest issues is you cant get enough paint out fast enough. To make it look good you have to keep the entire area your painting wet at once. If one area starts to dry and then you move on and get over spray on it, then it will have kinda a textured feel and look like crap. (thats what happened the first time when i got mad and started over)
ALso, the temperature you spray at is VERY important to keeping it all wet at once. What i did was cool everything down with water and made it ice cold. Then dryed it up, cleaned it with acetone and then sprayed it as fast as i could. So it was as cool as possible. Then when i was done spraying i set it in the sun to bake it.
I ended up painting the hood in halfs because i couldnt get enough paint out fast enough.

The only downside to spray cans is the paint does not last as long. Mine was fading pretty bad after 3-4 years. But How can you complain. I had like 100 bucks into it maybe? A body shop wanted 400 just to shoot the hood alone. That was with me bringing it to them as preped as i wanted it and all they had todo is spray it. Im sure a entire jeep would have been alot more.

My jeep was BLACK BTW which basically shows ever imperfection like crazy....
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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #27
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i have orange boogers today. that cant be good.
hahaha i helped my sis paint her old 240sx....and when i went to work after i was blowing my nose and everything was just blue...i was like uhhh wtf?!? and then i was like ohhhh
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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #28
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Have you noticed any rust bubbling up? i have 6 coats of red rustuilium on my jeep and its bubbling
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Unread 12-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #29
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Has anyone tried spraying a clear coat over the Rustoleum? I am thinking about rattle canning my jeep also but would like to put a clear coat over it for protection.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 01:52 AM   #30
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Hey jeep looks good what unit are you in at Drum I am in 2-87IN but I am deployed right now will be back in Jan maybe we can go wheeling some time or something
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