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Unread 04-06-2013, 07:18 AM   #121
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To achieve my desired frame finish I ended up stripping my frame 3 times. 3 freakin' times of painstaking stripping, blasting, priming, painting, etc, and in the end you can't see it anyway! So just a heads-up for you. Your work looks very, very good. You don't HAVE to redo your frame, unless, you know, you HAVE to! You and your son will be the only people on this planet who will know it is not the finish you were wanting (and of course, ALL of us!).

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Unread 04-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #122
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To achieve my desired frame finish I ended up stripping my frame 3 times. 3 freakin' times of painstaking stripping, blasting, priming, painting, etc, and in the end you can't see it anyway! So just a heads-up for you. Your work looks very, very good. You don't HAVE to redo your frame, unless, you know, you HAVE to! You and your son will be the only people on this planet who will know it is not the finish you were wanting (and of course, ALL of us!).
3 times? Yikes! What was wrong about it?

And you hit the nail on the head. When this is done it will be so nice I won't want it to get dirty so I'll sell it because it won't be any fun keeping it that way. Please reference page 2 post # 25. And NOBODY here will want it because you all know the truth. I can't bear the shame.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #123
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Sanded on the frame a couple of mornings this week. Too many interuptions the rest of the week. That polyurethane paint laughs at 220 grit. Pretty tough paint. Takes forever to make progress.








It's about half done. The store mixed me up another quart. I tested it. Not gonna fool me twice. This batch is TOTALLY FLAT! Grrrrrr! What is there about the concept of satin that is so hard to grasp?

Well, I have half a quart of shinny and one quart of flat. Maybe I can find the right balance. I'll be sure to sample before painting.

Now I know why most use gloss black.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #124
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I'm no paint expert. But what presure are you running in your gun? Some of the paints I've used have a very different surface depending on presure.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #125
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I'm no paint expert. But what presure are you running in your gun? Some of the paints I've used have a very different surface depending on presure.
That is a good question. I hadn't thought much about that. The gun has a pressure regulator on it and I set it in the "Green" band. But I never looked to see exactly what it was. 30ish I think but I'm guessing.

But that brings to mind something else. I have a very old very dirty compressor with a fair amount of moisture and oil in the lines. I don't have a moisture trap or wall regulator or anything. Straight off the compressor with the exception of the regulator on the gun. So everythime I have painted I used these:





And change them often. Never had any fish-eye problems or anything related to bad air.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 02:21 AM   #126
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Why not just shoot over it with a satin clear since you sprayed it with a urethane paint. Also you might want to try a different paint shop. Most any will do sample colors for you and all paint companies have some sort of satin or flat finish. Too many coats of paint will make the adhesion more unstable so I would make sure they got it right. Regulator on gun and filter will work just fine. Build is coming along nice.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #127
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Why not just shoot over it with a satin clear since you sprayed it with a urethane paint. Also you might want to try a different paint shop. Most any will do sample colors for you and all paint companies have some sort of satin or flat finish. Too many coats of paint will make the adhesion more unstable so I would make sure they got it right. Regulator on gun and filter will work just fine. Build is coming along nice.
Thanks rplivin. Today I started custom mixing my shinney and flat paint so see if I can hit the happy place. Thing is you have to let a drop of it dry before you know what you have. That's OK though. Took the week off to do yard work, for myself and relatives, so I'll have plenty of time for experiments. The nearby shop sells PPG paint and that's a pretty good brand. The next closest shop is 30 minutes away.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #128
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Took the week off and didn't get a thing done to the Jeep. But I did get all my yard work and the relatives yard work done so that's good.

I did get a boat-load of parts in.

OME 2.5" lift YJ springs. All four are heavy duty rears. 5 leaf.





Rocky Road Shackle Hangers front and rear. These look great. Super heavy duty, greasable, and they give another 1/2" of lift. YJ boomerang shackles for the front, I don't know why exactly. Rocky Road suggest 4" shackles for the front and 3" for the rear with these springs to level the ride. And a pair of shocks for the front. The rears are on back order.








Ubolts....





A bag of bushings and non greasable spring bolts. All the greasable kits are so expensive, I don't see why I can't drill these and put fittings in them.





And some extended brake lines. Does anyone know what that bracket is for in the front brake lines?What does it bolt to--or around? Or is that for a different installation?




Mayor problem with the front brake lines. On the front lines one is cad plated yellow and the other is zinc plated silver. THEY DON'T MATCH!!!! They are going back!


And a Humma Power Steering box from O-Reiley's.





I'm definitely better at buying parts than getting work done. Now I need to finish sanding and painting that frame so this job can move forward.

I wonder if the UPS guy has any idea he will deliver a complete Jeep in parts before the year is over?


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Unread 04-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #129
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A bag of bushings and non greasable spring bolts. All the greasable kits are so expensive, I don't see why I can't drill these and put fittings in them.

And some extended brake lines. Does anyone know what that bracket is for in the front brake lines?What does it bolt to--or around? Or is that for a different installation?

I hear ya on the greasable bolts. I just replaced all of my spring bolts with the ones from Warrior Products. Not cheap. I thought the same thing, but lack the tools necessary.

Here's also pic of my front brake lines. Looks like they may be an aftermarket version perhaps?
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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:36 PM   #130
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Thanks for the pic Ramblin.

One end of my front brake line is like yours. The other end with the steel line goes to the caliper. That looks OK. But do you have that big metal bracket thing in the middle of your line? What does it attach to?
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #131
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Thanks for the pic Ramblin.

One end of my front brake line is like yours. The other end with the steel line goes to the caliper. That looks OK. But do you have that big metal bracket thing in the middle of your line? What does it attach to?
Nope. The only bracket that I have on the front lines is where it comes off/out of the frame.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #132
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Here goes nothing! I've been experimenting with the paint all week, trying to get the sheen I wanted by mixing some of the to shiney paint with the to flat paint. To shiney, to shiney, to shiney, TO FLAT!

Well maybe it will be different with the hardener added, maybe it will be different with the temps in the garage, maybe it will be different with a different spray pressure. Enough is enough. I'm painting today and whatever it is, it is.

I'll learn to like it..................despite the social embarrassment.

However, the last time I painted it was cold out so I didn't use any ventilation. It got pretty foggy in the garage and I can deal with that, but I got chewed out big time because the mud room attaching the house to the garage had a layer of black dust (shiney...black...dust) on everything. Another

So today I had "Red Green" stop by to help me hook up some proper ventilation.





So the first coat went on, and of course it is shiney cuz it's wet. And the suspence of waiting for it to dry is torture because it is less than ideal painting temps. So I sit here waiting for it to tack before I can put the second coat on.




Suspence is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #133
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Does anyone remember "Red Green?"

Red Green – Porcelain Carburetor

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Unread 04-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #134
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I like Red, the toilet carb is the next step up from the leaf blower turbo.

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Unread 04-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #135
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Can't wait to see end result. How did the color turn out???
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