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Unread 05-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #76
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$46 per quart is pretty pricy
I suppose it is, compared to $15 per quart, but compared to a couple thousand dollars for a professional paint job it's not bad. I paid $35 online.

My local marine store carries it, but I didn't go down there to see if they had paint chips. I knew I wanted red, and it was cheaper to order online.

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Unread 05-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #77
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I am also planning to do this on my 91 YJ; however progress is very slow because I have two little girls at home, but if I ever get moving I will post up some pictures. I am using Interlux Brightside which is a top side marine paint. The reason I am using this instead of rustoleum is that it is UV stable. Many of the Rusto jobs I have found fade somewhat after a few years. The Brightside does not. The paint is a little bit more expensive, but I think it's probably worth it. I plan to do 8-10 thin coats, sanding down the orange peel every other coat. Although, I have to say ZJ1998's Jeep turned out really nice with the textured look. I want to challenge myself to get the most "normal" looking paint job that I can.
I was...shall we say a bit 'layback' in my approach to doing a ROPJ. It came out as I expected. Great but not a professional finish given how little I did other than throw on three costs of a thicker mix of paint/thinner.

If you cut the paint 50/50 orange peel is virtually a non-issue. You will need to apply more coats. Since you are thinking 8-10 coats you might be able to sand every third coat. Bottom line is it you are not sanding a house just a Jeep.

Good Luck with your ROPJ!
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Unread 05-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #78
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I was...shall we say a bit 'layback' in my approach to doing a ROPJ. It came out as I expected. Great but not a professional finish given how little I did other than throw on three costs of a thicker mix of paint/thinner.

If you cut the paint 50/50 orange peel is virtually a non-issue. You will need to apply more coats. Since you are thinking 8-10 coats you might be able to sand every third coat. Bottom line is it you are not sanding a house just a Jeep.

Good Luck with your ROPJ!
What is "orange peel"?
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Unread 05-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #79
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What is "orange peel"?
When a freshly painted car finish has the look of an orange peel....shiny but dimpled. If the paint was sprayed on too thick that might cause it.
Or when the surface tension of the paint gets dimpled by the drying process of the paint.

The fix is a whole bunch of wet sanding........
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #80
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So how often should you wet sand to reduce this effect?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #81
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orange peel is like what I have on the picture above of the close up....dark blue jeep. The very imformative thread that was referenced above with a link (the orange baracuda I believe) told to wet sand after every two coats (total of 8 coats should be applied) but I ended up liking the effect of it so I didn't wet sand at all.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #82
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Yeah it's nice. Kinda reminds me of a bedliner texture.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #83
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So how often should you wet sand to reduce this effect?
Well that is hard to say. It depends on how much, if any, orange peel you get!

If you cut your paint 50/50 with mineral spirits orange peel isn't a big concern since that much thinner slows the drying process down. The paint goes on thin also avoiding orange peel and the drying process is slowed down allowing the paint to level out plenty.

During the rolling on of the paint you will get bubbles but they are gone in a minute because of the amount of thinner being used doing a ROPJ.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #84
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How long do you have to wait between coats if you use a 50/50 ratio?
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:39 AM   #85
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How long do you have to wait between coats if you use a 50/50 ratio?
You could easily do 2 coats a day if you start early enough. It does dry within several hours. I did one per day...... 'cause I could!
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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #86
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You could easily do 2 coats a day if you start early enough. It does dry within several hours. I did one per day...... 'cause I could!
X2 i gave mine at least 12 hours between coats
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #87
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Am I crazy for wanting to do this to my 2012? I'm getting sick of the Dozer color, so I would only be doing this for a color change- there's no damage to the current paint or anything like that. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #88
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Am I crazy for wanting to do this to my 2012? I'm getting sick of the Dozer color, so I would only be doing this for a color change- there's no damage to the current paint or anything like that. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Personally, I would hesitate to do this to such a new Jeep that has a good finish.

BUT, don't let that stop you!!!!!

I didn't want to do my '95 YJ but I wanted to make several mods on it which ultimately made the decision for me easier. My YJ ended up being three..... or was it five colors...I forget.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #89
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As much as I want to pull the trigger on this, it's such a permanent change to consider. My husband is vehemently against it, but it's MY Jeep! It's probably best to let it get beat up on the trails for a bit longer

Thanks again for the input, I'm sure I'll be back to follow your great write-up someday!
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As much as I want to pull the trigger on this, it's such a permanent change to consider. My husband is vehemently against it, but it's MY Jeep! It's probably best to let it get beat up on the trails for a bit longer

Thanks again for the input, I'm sure I'll be back to follow your great write-up someday!
So using your husband's logic......the sooner it 'gets beat up' the sooner you can do a ROPJ. Why do I think 'your off road driving skills' will be faltering a bit until your rig has enough paint damage.....just saying

Your poor hubby hasn't got a chance against you does he?
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