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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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Satin or Gloss on bottom of tub?

I am restoring a 1956 CJ5. I have replaced the floors and am getting close to painting the bottom of the tub. I was planning on using Eastwood's Extreme Chassis Black on the bottom (for durability) I have used it on the frame and this stuff is great. Question I have is what would look better, satin or glossy? I plan on doing the entire underneath and right up the firewall to help seal it against rust.
I know it is not original but I might have the tub sprayed with Bullet Liner (Like Rhino) again to protect the tub. I still plan on keeping the jeep the original General Julip green (Can't remember actual name) Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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i'm a fan of satin. i even have my ruck painted in satin and will be doing the same to my cj5 this summer. doesn't show all the scratches and dings from rocks and whatever nearly as much as the gloss. also makes it easier to blend in the touch-ups that will eventually be done.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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On the bottom either one would work. I would go for the one that makes it easier to clean.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 06:49 AM   #4
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I use a gloss only to make it easier to clean. But mostly personal preference. Use the best quality material you can afford. Like a catalized acrylic enamel or urethane. This will last longer than the outside due to being out of the sunlight. The same as body color would look great in my opinion.
Love that color!

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Unread 03-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #5
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I used Monstaliner, could not be happier . I used the light Quartz Gray so when you crawl under it, it's not a black. Check out my build thread in signature.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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Satin....dont show the dust and stuff like gloss does
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Unread 03-30-2014, 11:34 AM   #7
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Satin....dont show the dust and stuff like gloss does
Its on the bottom so unless your flipping or under it a lot gloss is better for the ease of cleaning.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 01:22 PM   #8
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Gloss will be more durable and impervious to salt and chemicals.
Anything satin or low gloss has higher levels of pigment and flatting agent and the coating will be more porous.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #9
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Gloss will be more durable and impervious to salt and chemicals.
Anything satin or low gloss has higher levels of pigment and flatting agent and the coating will be more porous.
Quoted for truth. The gloss paint has a slick surface which will be easier to keep clean.
To preserve and protect the new surfaces from rust, I suggest spraying an epoxy primer before the paint.
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