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post #31 of 62 Old 12-19-2009, 10:52 AM
Magical_Merlin
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Here are some pics of my $30 paint job. More like $200 after paint, sand paper, respirators, DA sander, tape, plastic, etc....





I think I ended up using 10 cans of Rustoleum Orange, 4 cans of gloss black and about 4 cans of primer. I put on 2 coats of primer sanded in between with 400 grit. Than I layed down two coats of color and wet sanded. Then 3rd coat/wetsand, than a 4th coat/wet sand. Than a 5th top coat. I think it looks great!

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post #32 of 62 Old 12-20-2009, 09:54 AM
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Looks good to me!

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post #33 of 62 Old 01-10-2010, 02:26 PM
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Not to bad, looks good
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post #34 of 62 Old 01-10-2010, 05:58 PM
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Both jeeps look good!

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post #35 of 62 Old 09-15-2010, 08:15 PM
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i got a 9 dollar paint job, and rolled it on.
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post #36 of 62 Old 09-23-2010, 05:30 PM
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I just laughed SO hard reading all of this...
and it really does look good! nice job!
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post #37 of 62 Old 09-25-2010, 07:56 AM
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well, you walk out of walmart, and you can see your jeep no matter where it is!

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post #38 of 62 Old 10-04-2010, 08:11 AM
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i got a 9 dollar paint job, and rolled it on.
Do you have any pics.. I have yet to see someone who rolled on paint on a zj... i have been thinking about it for some time

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post #39 of 62 Old 10-05-2010, 07:30 PM
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i have orange boogers today. that cant be good.


yeah when i saw that pic of your makeshift paint shop i wondered how much paint you were huffing, if not wearing a mask of some sort.
i get paint boogers to, i gotta be better about that.
it'll clear up in a couple days.
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post #40 of 62 Old 12-15-2010, 06:49 PM
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Curious how you all painted your windshield frame? Did you remove the seal/glass? Seems if you just tape off, you would have original color showing thru. I have been thinking of rattle canning my TJ - seen some bad jobs, but I have also seen some pretty good jobs with satin finish, which I think would be a lot more forgiving than gloss finishes. Also wondering about best technique for applying paint on larger piece like side of tub? Usually when painting with spray cans, you spray past the end of the piece before returning on the next strip to avoid runs. Did you start at the front or back of the tub and work to the other end before returning on the next lower pass, or did you do smaller sections? My main concern is getting stripes in the paint.
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post #41 of 62 Old 12-15-2010, 10:52 PM
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I havn't rattled my jeep but I have done a lot and there really arn't all of that larg panels except the hood for the sides you just go verticle or at an angle then at the most your only doing a 14" or so pass you go from the rear of the tub to the wheel well and then the top of the tub down to the wheel well and just work your way around....as for the hood when you can just do smaller sections just do a continues spray and lift it away if that makes since and then come back at it starting away and getting closer than going across...Hope some of what I wrote makes sense
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post #42 of 62 Old 12-16-2010, 04:54 AM
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Makes sense to me - Thanks. I was thinking the side of the tub would require long passes, but the wheel and door cutouts allow you to break it up into smaller sections.
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post #43 of 62 Old 12-29-2010, 11:19 AM
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My jeep looked like it spend some time around and kindergarten class when i was doing the body work. (couldnt decide on colors)
i finally decided after spending over 100 in cans to try real paint. Bought a spray gun from harbor freight for around 15$ and the duplicolor paintshop deep blue. That is some pretty tough paint. I painted the jeep in a dirt corral (all i had to use) so theres a lil dirt here and there in the paint but for my first paint job i like it. Give it a try sometime, the stuff was 10000 times easier to use than the pros make it seem. Good luck. O i had blue boogers for a few days haha freaked me out the first time i saw one come out.
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post #44 of 62 Old 12-31-2010, 04:42 AM
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Wow! Mine needs a paint job and you tempted me to do the same thing. I will have sanding and priming to do though.
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post #45 of 62 Old 01-02-2011, 11:29 PM
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Wow man this is the best Bang for your Buck paint job i've seen on a Jeep. I think you'll see why prep work is important about a year down the road. But it sounds like you cycle through colors fairly often, so that might just be an excuse for a new color haha.

Great job, my only reccomendation is invest in a few cans of automotive grade primer, it gives the paint something good to bond to, so light scrapes don't cause huge flakes of paint.
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