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post #1 of 51 Old 07-18-2020, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Paint For Fiberglass Body

Hey all. Getting to the point of putting paint on. I've used 2K Hi-Build primer and there are some blemishes left over but I'm choosing to move on. I'm looking to go with a satin or low-gloss black. What I'm trying to figure out it whether to go with a single stage (paint and go) or a base/clear combo and what kind/brand of paint to use. I have a decent compressor/HVLP setup and plan on doing it myself. Thanks in advance.

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75 CJ-5 with 76 glass tub. 350 sbc with Edelbrock 600cfm, SM465, D20, D44 w/ 3:73, D30 w/ 3:73, Novak Hydro Clutch Convo. Turned into a frame off resto so it's still in progress.

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post #2 of 51 Old 07-19-2020, 06:37 AM
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Low gloss solid color, single stage all the way. Cheaper to paint and easier to repair. They do make flatteners for the paints, you can get it in any gloss level you want. As for brand, I think just about any will work for you. TCP Global has a line they call Hot Rod Flatz might be something to look at.
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post #3 of 51 Old 07-19-2020, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Like I posted earlier. I'm so sick of painting, sanding, painting, sanding, etc. I want paint on this damn thing. It's been 16 years and I want it on the road.
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75 CJ-5 with 76 glass tub. 350 sbc with Edelbrock 600cfm, SM465, D20, D44 w/ 3:73, D30 w/ 3:73, Novak Hydro Clutch Convo. Turned into a frame off resto so it's still in progress.
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I feel your pain.

My fiberglass tub has been sanded and filled for a few years now.

I finally said ENOUGH, and shot a color on it.

Itís not perfect but if I was worried about someone spotting a few blemishes, I would of painted it white.
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Thanks John. I picked up some better sand paper and if I donít spontaneously combust today Iíll get back at it tonite or tomorrow.


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I have been just not loaded them up. I should prolly do a build post or just add them here. Iím not real good at remembering.


This is what it looks like now.
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I remember that, good times... NOT

Color coat is fun. Makes it look like you accomplished something...

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Love your wheels by the way.

Kinda curious, Why didn't you cover your wheels and tires when spraying?
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Thanks. The fact that itís all one color is a huge success. I love the old Charger wheels. Best part of the rig. I did cover the wheels. Looks like the plastic got pushed in. Iíve re-taped again for the last primer coat and will keep it taped for the final color. Gonna sand again tomorrow. And hopefully re-prime hood where I had some runs. I have two and a half shifts this week and then Iím off the last week in July. Fingers crossed itíll have paint.


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After all that work...color, color, color!!! I'm pretty partial to the dark green like you had before. But just thinking out loud here, with the older style wheels and the raised white letter tires says sporty, outdoor fun. I'd be going with a color that screams fun...just me ....
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I was planning on satin black. The seats, console and roll bar are grey and the hardware is all stainless. And the satin should hide most of the blemishes.


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Are you painting it satin black because that's the color you like and want to see it in, or because you worry how it'll look in any color due your prep work?

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post #14 of 51 Old 07-21-2020, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I would like gloss black but I donít have the patience or a place clean enough. Also I think satin, stainless and the grey would go pretty good together. Whatcha thinkin Hoss?


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Thinking that for me, personally, satin black looks like a vehicle that isn't finished.

I think the classic lines of a jeep look good in, and deserve, color.

It's the same amount of work to prep/mask/shoot a single stage satin black as a single stage color.

If you have gone as far as you have, I think it's be a shame not to shoot it w/ color.

But, that said; it ain't my jeep, it ain't my money, it aint my time, and it ain't my sweat!

So if YOU like satin black, so be it, but if YOU want gloss black, (or any other color), now's the time to make it happen!

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