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post #1 of 6 Old 04-09-2020, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Paint the JEEP

Hey ALL!

So, i've been building a Jeep tj for some time now, I'm just down to the fuel delivery system + now body work. I'd like to do my own paint job, I've done everything else; built new engine, new tans, and transfer case etc. I'm looking for a simple/easy application... I've looked around at some guys using Rhino or Herculiner...

I'm looking for something tough/rugged and wont chip away too easily. This will only be a spring/summer vehicle so any paint job should last longer than usual (5-8 years).

Any suggestions on products to look into ?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-09-2020, 12:12 PM
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I would not use a bed line as a bodies paint, just my opinion. How well it looks after is all about how good you are at automotive painting. If its looks good from 50ft or from up close. But that is a matter of opinion on what people think looks good. To me any vehicle painted with bed line is a deal breaker, just pooted the value. Its very hard to go back to a real finish.

But paint a vehicle at home might even be illegal depending where you live. Most any good paint has hazards applying it. Some are deadly. Like say Imron with its 25% Isocyanate additives; means you need an out side air supply. Not a m95 or even a gas mask will work well enough. Full body suit as well.

I painted this car in my garage, have painted quite a few over the years. This one is in Imron fleet red and black single stage too. I had to rig the garage with not only an out side air supply to my suite but as well a way to get the fumes out of there as well. lined the walls in plastic and the ceiling. The over spray on this stuff is very hard to remove. But the paint is very tough, but any 2 part polymer epoxy is really. Just they are rather expensive too.


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post #3 of 6 Old 04-09-2020, 12:14 PM
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-10-2020, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I would not use a bed line as a bodies paint, just my opinion. How well it looks after is all about how good you are at automotive painting. If its looks good from 50ft or from up close. But that is a matter of opinion on what people think looks good. To me any vehicle painted with bed line is a deal breaker, just pooted the value. Its very hard to go back to a real finish.

But paint a vehicle at home might even be illegal depending where you live. Most any good paint has hazards applying it. Some are deadly. Like say Imron with its 25% Isocyanate additives; means you need an out side air supply. Not a m95 or even a gas mask will work well enough. Full body suit as well.

I painted this car in my garage, have painted quite a few over the years. This one is in Imron fleet red and black single stage too. I had to rig the garage with not only an out side air supply to my suite but as well a way to get the fumes out of there as well. lined the walls in plastic and the ceiling. The over spray on this stuff is very hard to remove. But the paint is very tough, but any 2 part polymer epoxy is really. Just they are rather expensive too.


Thanks for the response, but I’ll have to disagree. I’ve spent a few years slowly building this Jeep myself .. 0 mechanic background. This Jeep means the world to me and I’ll never sell it. So the value idc. I have seen plenty of trucks done but I’ve seen so many different products. I’m just wondering who’s using what and what is lasting the longest.

I’m leaning with rhino liner. Adding weight to a small body with a large engine won’t make a difference.

Thanks though. Stay safe out there hopefully everyone stays healthy during these times.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2020, 07:16 PM
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If your talkin' about paintin' that yellow jeep in the photo-- man I would leave that be!!!
But if you do end up painting it-- I would go base clear instead of single stage and finish off with 3 coats of high solids clear.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-23-2020, 09:40 PM
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Please don't.

The prep work to do it correctly is the same as to paint it nicely. If you don't, it will peel off. Once on, the dirt and sun will make it look horrible soon after. Yes, I you can use a UV protectant over it, but more work; and more money. Rough surfaces, good luck with your seals and body lines. And forget toughing it up.

The difference is is, the 'best' liner job will look like the worst paint job, right from the start!

When was the last time you looked at a pickup bed a few years after having been lined and thought 'damn, that's sexy'???

I'm trying to be light hearted about it, but honestly, I think it's the quickest possible way to ruin what is already a great looking jeep , which you've obviously worked hard on and are proud of.

If the body was already crap, and you were going to beat it some more; I wouldn't even bother saying anything.

But... sincerely, please don('t ruin your jeep by slathering it in Bedliner.

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