BTW - I used one quart and about a quarter of a second.
I liked this so much that I did it myself. I finished my second coat this morning. I have a quick question though: My YJ is not my DD, but my DD just broke down today. You mention the paint takes 1 month to cure. How long would it take until it is safe to drive? 1 month?
I was planning on leaving it in the garage for a month, but now it looks like I will need it soon. Any ideas on time to drivability?
Not sure what you mean by evening out paint. I had a couple of runs the first coat but sanded them out lightly. Didn't have any runs or roller marks with the second. Running back over the wet paint with the roller without hardly any pressure took care of the roller marks and bubbles. Mine has a consistent sheen and texture throughout with this method.
Life kinda got in the way, so couldn't get on here to reply.
What I mean by the paint not being even is only on the hood, it is possible to see slight marks of the rollers, only in one spot, and only slightly visible. Not too sure why it happened. Too little paint? Too much paint? Either way, not a big issue, I will fix it in the spring/summer. May just add another coat to the hood.
That sucks that your paint got keyed! But as you said, an easy fix!!
Some update. The CJ is a little dusty in this photo and any lines are from pollen & rain.
Have a small, less than dime size bubble on the front radiused edge of the hood. I think it may be from oil or dirt I didn't clean off properly. Strange how flexible it is. pushing around on it doesn't make it pop or crack which makes me happy about using the rustoleum. Soon I hope to sand it down and redo it.
It doesn't really relate but I live near Flint, Mi and once when I was in the city, I literally pulled up next to some dude who painted his entire car with a brush and house exterior paint in white. Worst paint job I have ever seen. But I like that finish of the Satin Black CJ up there^ it looks pretty cool, might have to consider that in my options.
Hey there Neuner-9r Love the great look and thanks for sharing! I am going with black monstaliner for the inside tub and think your outside effect is right on. I want the same effect when getting ready to re paint my CJ7. Couple questions.
Why did you choose the Rustoleum High heat paint? Did you try to, or were you able to achieve the same effect using the regular Rustoleum enamel that most are using for the rolled on paint jobs? I want to do mine in red outside tub color.
You used only a 2 quarts for the whole thing?
Thanks man. I chose it because I used it on my BBQ'r and loved how the satin look turned out. Also loved how well it held up fully exposed to the Texas sun. Don't know about the rest of their paints but I wouldn't be afraid to use them from how I've seen other's turned out.
I'm thinking about changing the color every two to three years for something different but my friends and family don't want me to because they like the look so much.
Yep about 1-1/2 quarts. Never could find it in the gallon like I wanted. The CJ doesn't have much surface area except for the hood.
I love this look I much I'm going to attempt it myself next month. Did you paint the underside of the hood too? Mine will be a color change. Also, did you sand after the two coats or polish after? And when did you finally apply wax?
The underside of the hood was looking bad so I painted it as well during the process.
I only sanded out some minor runs I had on the first coat because it was my first attempt otherwise it is not sanded or polished.
Haven't waxed it yet because there are some repairs I want to make. The small bubble on the lip of the hood went away which is weird but I may still sand it down and patch. I also haven't fixed where some ahole keyed the tailgate.
edit: got new insurance and the CJ got labeled as a classic with a cheaper rating. The insurance rep had to take pics of it for their records. He loved the paint job and asked what kind of bed liner I used...
Holding up really well. Very happy with it. Been a year now. Almost went back and changed the color last fall because I was bored with it but my family convinced me not to. It's nice having the ability to change with minimal cost and effort if wanting.
I've had a couple of chips from rocks, etc and I just went back and touched it up with a dab of the same paint. Blends right in and I wouldn't be able to find it again if I had to.
I did wax it late last fall. Gave it a semi-gloss finish for a little while which I liked as well.
*edit* went back through the post and pics. Totally forgot about the mysterious bubble I had on the front lip of the hood. It never did re-appear. Strangest thing.