I measured fairly precisely with a tape measure, the entire exterior of my ZJ and if anything tried to error on the side of measuring a little larger in some areas than might be needed.
I came up with approx 148.5 sq ft for a ZJ full exterior after taking all my inches x inches measurments and then dividing by 144 to get sq ft. With an average estimated 2 coats over 60 sq ft coverage per gallon of Monsta that is just under 2.5 gallons of liner for 2 coats on the whole exterior. These measurements do not include the door jambs at all.
Took me like an hour to measure everything and do the math but it is good to know the approx sq ft of a ZJ now. When I do end up doing it I think I will get 3 gallons to be safe, would have loved to do it in 2 gallons and save a decent chunk of change on the job but I dont want light spots or to run out towards the end.
Also I just measured and subtracted the cladding, bumpers, and rockers from the previous total since I was thinking about doing two tone with black bumpers/side cladding/rockers and everything above it in tintable liner. I came up with approx 110.3 sq ft for the exterior minus the cladding, bumpers, rockers and approx 38.2 sq ft for the bumpers, cladding, rockers.
So I could theoretically do 2 gallons of tintable on the body and might be able to get away with 2 quarts of black for the bumpers, cladding, and rocker panels. But even if I end up getting a whole gallon of black it would still save me a little money doing it that way vs all 3 gallons of tintable, especially since I think I might do Predator and thats like $50 per gallon for tint and thats not cheap (to me) that $50 saved there would pay for the gallon of white universal primer I need to base coat for the Predator.
Last edited by 98GCLimited; 09-26-2013 at 09:56 PM.
Reason: Added info and corrected measurement (forgot to measure the grill first time)