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|05-15-2019 07:26 PM|
Originally Posted by GilNewJeeper View Post
|03-25-2019 05:41 AM|
Originally Posted by Chasen11 View Post
That it got pinned to the beginning of this section of Jeep Forum was great.
I am no automotive spray painter for sure. The whole rolled on paint job process appealed to me so I took a chance, and tried it on my YJ.
I'm no kid and have health issues yet I ended up with a nice looking YJ IMHO!
Bottom line is If an old, sick guy can do it so can anyone else!
|03-25-2019 01:38 AM|
|Chasen11||thank you for you write up,i can learn some tips from it.|
|01-03-2019 05:39 AM|
|01-02-2019 06:55 PM|
My method is to not thin the paint thinking it could produce a more durable finish. It does take practice to keep the roller "loaded" with just enough paint to go on smooth and not too much to cause runs. Also once you start you can not go back without leaving roller marks or dullness. I did notice the first coat lays really flat and very added coat becomes more orange peelly. This most likely is due to the thicker amounts I apply and it shrivels as it dries. I've heard it can take months to fully cure.
I have a background in auto repair but left due to health reasons. My reasoning to go with the roll-on route was
1. Stop the surface rust due to old original paint deterioration and just bring back some shine
2. Health concerns, I do not have the costly fresh air system that is required for most all catalyst finishes.
4. Easily repairable, when I started my plan was to not worry about the paint and fix when needed. Then the Bronco doubled in value within a few years, which changed its free rein from the stable.
|01-02-2019 04:51 PM|
|rjbruzan||Your hard work payed off well.|
|01-02-2019 06:48 AM|
|01-02-2019 06:46 AM|
|01-01-2019 04:48 PM|
|xtremeasures||Close to a Jeep , I rolled on my ol Bronco with Rustoleum gloss black. A lot of wet sanding and buffing.|
|07-21-2018 09:53 AM|
Originally Posted by gps4 View Post
Here are the HT pictures again.
|03-09-2017 05:50 AM|
Originally Posted by clarkg View Post
I didn't I did them freehand!!! Naw that's BS
I bought the jeep letters and the Sahara logo on eBay.
|03-08-2017 09:01 PM|
This looks great. Glad i found this thread- i may have to try on my 76 cj5.
Your jeep logos on the side look great in the photo. How did you paint them without leaving masking tape lines? Just curious cause i know i will be picky about mine.
|02-01-2017 10:25 AM|
|Ricsan||Very nice results...congrats on the outcome of this Jeep.|
|06-24-2014 07:23 PM|
Originally Posted by ronkent View Post
I have received a bunch of comments on it and when I tell them how I painted it they can't believe it.
I will need to address some rust just starting to come through where the flair extensions and step were. I also have the typical small area of rust starting to show under the taillights at the bottom of the body area. I didn't touch under/behind any body panels initially. I figured that I'll get back to it soon.......which I have not done yet...
The hard top was in good shape but a bit faded. One coat of Rustoleum and it looks new.
There are other brands of paint that are as good if not better, that may offer more color choices. Needless to say preparation is the key. The painting part is the easiest part.
Some people have taken this method to the nth degree and boy does it show! More thin coats = a better finish. I did 'cheat' a bit during the thinning process and my YJ looks just fine to me.
Go for it!
|06-24-2014 05:55 PM|
|ronkent||I gotta say im impressed. I have a 95 wrangler and wanted some ideas, saw this thread and was like 'what the hell?' I definitely did not expect to see what I saw in those pictures. well done!|
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