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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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Paint your Jeep for 50$

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I came across this in another forum and am amazed by the results. I am very thankful that this guy posted this information because like many others i do not have the money to pay for a 2000$ paint job. So here it is guys, hope the OP doesn't mind...

here's how i painted my car for about $50, it's actually very easy and the results are amazing. First off, get a can of tremclad real orange (or what ever color u want) in the can, not spray, yes tremclad, it is a acrylic/enamel paint which is very durable. next prep your car as if was any other paint job, fix all the rust, ect....no need to prime the car since the tremclad allready contains elements which allow it to be painted over bare metal. next, after prepping the car get a small 4" professional FOAM rollers, it's tiny and has one end rounded off, and the other cut straight, and is a very high density foam. u also need a jug of mineral spirits to thin the paint. The thing i really like about this is that there's no mess, no tapeing the whole car, just key areas, and u can do it in your garage, since your not spraying there is virtually no dust in the air, just clean your garage first, also it does'nt really smell at all, dries overnight and it super tough paint. also it you decide to paint the car professionally later, just prep and paint, there's no need to strip the tremclad. i have done this to a few cars, and i can say it works amazing, u just have to be paitient. next u thin the paint with mineral spirits so it just about as thin as water, a little thicker. get out the roller and paint away, don't get the paint shaked when u buy it, enamel is stirred, otherwise you'll have bubbles in the paint for a week!!! after u do 2 coats, wet sand the whole car, then repeat, 2 coats, wetsand, 2 coats wetsand. i painted the charger using a can since your not spraying the car u use all the paint and not spray 50% in the air, use progressivly finer sand paper each time. it's not really that much work, cause u can stop and start any time, u can do just a door, or the hood, ect. do one panel at a time, and don't stop once you start. once your done the final coat, wetsand with about 1000 grit to a totally smooth finish, and then using a high speed polisher i use a buffing bonnet and turtle wax polishing compound. do the whole car with this, and i'm telling u, depending on the amount of time and paitence you have, the results are amazing. laugh if you want, but for $50 ($30 for paint, about $20 for rollers, sand paper, ect...) it really looks good. also you can do these steps overnight, paint one evening and by morning u can wet sand. i have personally done alot of painting, mostly single stage acrylic enamel, and i've sprayed several cars in my garage with really good professional results, just it stinks, it's a real pain to do, easy to make a mistake, messy, and expensive. The tremclad is awesome paint, the "real orange" is an amazing hemi orange, and almost looks like it has some perl in the sun, awesome color right out of the can.















*well that's my 2 cents worth, sorry for the long post. i was borred lol*i painted the orange beetle in 1999, and it still looks like the day i painted it, the 71 blue beetle i painted in 2000, and built the car for my dad, i used the same paint on my charger, maybe one day i'll spring for a good paint job, prepping is 90% of the work, stripping the car, sanding, ect.....painting is overrated!!!*So if you have TIME, then i'd say go for it, the worst that could happen is that it does'nt turn out and your out $50, but if your paitient, and expriement with lets say just the trunk pannel and if you like it do the whole car, if not just get it done by someone else for $4000. i don't know about you guys, but i would rather spend the $4000 on other parts like getting the mechanics sorted out and new chrome, cause when u have really nice paint and crappy bumpers, door handles it just sticks out more.*****

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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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I will be doing this to my Jeep in the next couple weeks and I'll post up the results.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Lots of labor and time to do it correctly. A garage to store it in is helpful. Search Rust-Oleum paint job for more info.
Now get to work!

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never liked acrylic enamel. wont last all that well. But it is less costly. best paint i ever sprayed was old school Imron leaded. about bullit proof. but very toxic to work with.

Paint job looks sweet though.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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They are using straight enamel not acrylic. Its more stone age than acrylic enamel. The reason to do it this way is less cost and no compressor needed.

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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Lots of labor and time to do it correctly. A garage to store it in is helpful. Search Rust-Oleum paint job for more info.
Now get to work!

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Yup, I've been doing a lot of reading on prep so i know there is no getting around that but that's fine with me. I don't mind manual labor :-) i still can't get over the charger though. Number 1: he clearly had to be very confident in the stuff to paint a 30,000$+ car with the stuff and just that fact that it looks so good!
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It may have been a rusty bondo buggy at the start. Years ago nobody those cars.
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It may have been a rusty bondo buggy at the start. Years ago nobody those cars.
None the less, it looks like an expensive car now lol
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Well my Jeep paint is looking like crap and chipping quite fast, I will give this a go once the weather heats up a little more.
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Bought 3 quarts of royal blue gloss for the body and will be buying 2 quarts of dark charcoal grey gloss for bumpers, tube fenders and grill.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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What are you using to sand it?
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I've used Rustoleum and Krylon on my iron gate that's across my driveway. Both last about a year and then you have to repaint it.

You're better off getting a low cost automotive paint like DuPont Nason. It will cost a little more than Rustoleum or Krylon, but it will last for years.
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What are you using to sand it?
Don't mean to sound like a smart @$$ but sand paper...
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I don't know about this... I think it would be better to spend the money for a real paint job.
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I don't know about this... I think it would be better to spend the money for a real paint job.
that it's your preference....
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