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Old 08-16-2011, 01:20 AM   #1
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Rattle canned some stripes

In preperation for painting my Jeep, I decided to get some practice by rattle canning some stripes on the Jeep. Was a little timid at first but since the paint on this Jeep was getting so scratched and dull, I finally figured "what the heck". Did some old Renegade-style stripes on the hood and down the side of the Jeep. Paintwise it turned out pretty decent with Krylon gloss black. Then figured "what the heck" again it's just rattle can and I could repaint if I wanted to, and tried my hand at wetsanding. The results from wetsanding are pretty cool for a few dollars worth of paint!














Now for the wet sanding:






Also lightly wet sanded and buffed the original Emerald Green paint and it really came back to life!:




Kinda cool how the black turned out, in some lights it is not noticeable:






Well it aught to look pretty good until the next 'wheeling trip.

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Looks very nice .
What is wet sanding

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Thanks. Wet sanding is sanding with very fine grit (1,000-2,000) sand paper after wetting and constantly re-wetting the area and paper with soapy water. This was my fist time doing it but quickly learned a foam sanding block really helps.

When I wet sanded the original clear coat, I also thinned it meaning there is now less on there (can only do this so many times before reaching the base coat). But it seemed to remove the roughness and many light scratches from years of brush. Not sure if it was required ( a good buff might have also done the trick) but this paint was in such poor condition that I just really wanted to experiment around.
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Looks very nice .
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Thanks. Wet sanding is sanding with very fine grit (1,000-2,000) sand paper after wetting and constantly re-wetting the area and paper with soapy water. This was my fist time doing it but quickly learned a foam sanding block really helps.

When I wet sanded the original clear coat, I also thinned it meaning there is now less on there (can only do this so many times before reaching the base coat). But it seemed to remove the roughness and many light scratches from years of brush. Not sure if it was required ( a good buff might have also done the trick) but this paint was in such poor condition that I just really wanted to experiment around.
Looks cool Mike! Nice that you decided to experiment a bit...

Drake, the best way to practice stuff like that is to pick up a door or hood at the junkyard and have at it. That way you can learn what works and what doesn't without having to repaint anything.....
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Drake, the best way to practice stuff like that is to pick up a door or hood at the junkyard and have at it. That way you can learn what works and what doesn't without having to repaint anything.....
Thanks IG I might just do that .
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Wow, looks professional.
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Wow that looks good
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Thanks for the compliments! I am pretty stoked at what some elbow grease can do to a cheap rattle can paint job.
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I'm still stoked as to how nice this came out
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That looks freakin sweet! nice work

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