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Unread 01-24-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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what paint for cj ?

Still too cold to work on my cj but pretty stoked and trying to think ahead. Just wondering about paint? Pretty sure I want my jeep tangerine metallic and saw a complete urethane kit from the coating store. I like the durability and coverage of a urethane paint and would appreciate any imput that forum members were willing to share. Urethane is not set in stone but I do like the finished product. Thanks and can't wait to hear some opinions

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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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Sounds good to me...I did mine inn good ole enamel. Dark green metallic.

Here's mine

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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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I'm going with a stock Jeep color: Natural Green Pearl. Base coat/clear coat.
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I plan on using Dupont's ChromaBase / clear. I used it in 96 on it and it lasted well, still looking good in Oct 2011 when I tore it down. And most of the years it sat outside year round. Much better than the metal underneath it did!!
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #5
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Urethane based paints are the newer generation of paints and work great on things like Jeeps because it flexes with the body instead of cracking when the body shifts or flexes and it can take things like rock hits better where some paints chip. If they'd had urethane paints out when these old Jeeps was first made no doubt Jeep would have used them for such an application. You can get urethane based paints in any color to make your factory color or any color you want.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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Thanks. Loving the been there done that info you get off this forum. It really helps to hopefully avoid a lot of mistakes. Thanks again.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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Urethane based paints are the newer generation of paints work great on things like Jeeps because it flexes with the body instead of cracking when the body shifts or flexes and it can take things like rock hits better where some paints chip.
this is what the body man is using on mine. doing base coat/clear coat almond beige and putting the renegade decals back on like original. Im trying to turn heads instead of stomachs at the sight of the ol cj7.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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Unread 01-25-2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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i like the satin paints lots. have that on my pu for the past 5 years and it has done really well. will be doing the same thing on my cj this coming summer. doesn't show near the dirt, scratches, etc. that high gloss paints allow to be seen.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 03:46 PM   #10
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i like the satin paints lots. have that on my pu for the past 5 years and it has done really well. will be doing the same thing on my cj this coming summer. doesn't show near the dirt, scratches, etc. that high gloss paints allow to be seen.
You can get the same satin finish with B/C system paints by using a flattening agent. Be sure to document precise parts agent to paint in the event you need to match for a repair.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #11
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European clear is a really thick and pretty clearcoat. It always has the wet look.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 10:05 AM   #12
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You can get the same satin finish with B/C system paints by using a flattening agent. Be sure to document precise parts agent to paint in the event you need to match for a repair.
exactly. that's why it was just easier for me to use the satin paint to begin with. and i didn't even use a satin clear coat. still looks great.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 06:39 AM   #13
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I rolled on some rustoleum satin. Looks just fine, takes a wax decently for a dull shine, and is simple and easy to touch up.
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I rolled on some rustoleum satin. Looks just fine, takes a wax decently for a dull shine, and is simple and easy to touch up.
that would be a neat pic to see
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Unread 01-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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I am using omni ss to paint my jeep this weekend. Been sanding, filling, sanding, sanding for a month.
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