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post #1 of 19 Old 02-18-2009, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Flat Black Paint Job?

Wasn't sure where to put this as it could pertain to any Jeep (or car for that matter).

I'm probably going to be getting a black 2dr Cherokee this Saturday. I say probably because I haven't seen it yet, but from description it sounds great, and the price is certainly right.

Anyway its a '92 so I'm sure the paint isn't perfect so I want to repaint it. It's going to be a beater/trail Jeep so the job doesn't have to be perfect so I figure I'll use the following plan:

- Remove trim.
- Sand.
- Mask.
- Spray (or maybe Beefstew roll).

Besides Beefstew's writeup are there any others that pertain specifically to flat black DIY paintjobs? Am I missing anything in my "plan"?

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I'll put up a pic of my VR-4 that I rattle canned black. I just sanded w/ 320 grit, cleaned (terry cloth followed by tack cloth), taped (WSJ finally comes in handy), and sprayed (lightly at first then heavier, until each panel has enough paint on it). No post-paint buffing or anything. It's not exactly rocket science, and it's a lot of fun. I used Duplicolor 'Hot Rod Black' paint.




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Was in the process of rattle canning before I had to leave for school. Semi-gloss OD.

If you put in the effort, a rattle can job comes out very nice.

Lots, lots, lots of sanding. Filling. Priming. Block sanding. Filling. Priming. Sanding. Few tack coats. Sanding. 1st coat. Sanding. More coats.

You might be able to get away with taking some 600 grit to the paint and then priming.

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There's nothing aimed at specifically any one color. Paint's paint. They only thing you be said is that black shows every little flaw, worse than any other color. Flat will hide a bit, but that's about it. Beyond that buy a $20 paint gun and a gallon of paint. You'll spend less than on rattle cans and get a better job done in 1/4 the time. Plus you'll have a gun.

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Thanks for all of the great info guys. The 3000gt looks great,as well as the Jeeps.

I have a few more Q's for those who might know the answers to them:

- Where can I buy a paint gun from?
- Since my Jeep will be starting black could I get away with just sanding and not using primer?
- Where is the best place to buy paint?

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There's nothing aimed at specifically any one color. Paint's paint. They only thing you be said is that black shows every little flaw, worse than any other color. Flat will hide a bit, but that's about it. Beyond that buy a $20 paint gun and a gallon of paint. You'll spend less than on rattle cans and get a better job done in 1/4 the time. Plus you'll have a gun.
Ditto. Just go get some tractor paint at the farm store. Get a least a gallon of reducer and a resperator.

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cache i just went to post ur threadl then saw u posted

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Did mine with Kustom shop "hot rod black"
Rattle can or spray gun? That looks great.

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If you go the rattle can route how many cans do you end up using?

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did it with a spay gun....just look up kustom shop flatz...good paint but kinda tricky to spray..

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If you go the rattle can route how many cans do you end up using?
I probably used 8-10 or so? But it wasn't a Jeep.

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did it with a spay gun....just look up kustom shop flatz...good paint but kinda tricky to spray..
Yeah it looked like spray gun. Looks great!

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I'll put up a pic of my VR-4 that I rattle canned black. I just sanded w/ 320 grit, cleaned (terry cloth followed by tack cloth), taped (WSJ finally comes in handy), and sprayed (lightly at first then heavier, until each panel has enough paint on it). No post-paint buffing or anything. It's not exactly rocket science, and it's a lot of fun. I used Duplicolor 'Hot Rod Black' paint.



that is sick!

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