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Old 03-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Painting my flares and hard top question

Hey gang.

In my sig is my 98 TJ. well I'm broke as most of us are and looking for a cheap paint up and wanted to paint mu faded flares and Tan hardtop, I wanted to paint them all black. My question is should I use that paint from krylon for plastic or a spray dye like for plastic or something else altogether. Appreciate any feedback on it!

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I have always Heard great things and great results my self and for the top i might look into a marina for paint they would youe on fiberglass boat hulls

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Hey gang.

In my sig is my 98 TJ. well I'm broke as most of us are and looking for a cheap paint up and wanted to paint mu faded flares and Tan hardtop, I wanted to paint them all black. My question is should I use that paint from krylon for plastic or a spray dye like for plastic or something else altogether. Appreciate any feedback on it!
I would use primer and then paint separately.. but there are many ways to go about it.

The most important step in re-finishing a plastic/rubber piece from an automobile is the pre-paint prep work. I would advise giving each piece a good wash with a towel and some plain old Comet powder from under the sink. This gets rid of any film/oil/grease/dirt that might keep paint from sticking and/or make bubbles, runs etc.
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heard Krylon Fusion is good for the flares (and cheap) and u-pol raptor/line-x, similar bedliners are good for the flares and hard top. Don't see why the Fusion wouldn't work for the top other than might be hard to do without runs and/or pooling just b/c so much flat surface to cover. Either way as you have already read, prep the surface area extremely well or it will all be for nothing
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Hey gang.

In my sig is my 98 TJ. well I'm broke as most of us are and looking for a cheap paint up and wanted to paint mu faded flares and Tan hardtop, I wanted to paint them all black. My question is should I use that paint from krylon for plastic or a spray dye like for plastic or something else altogether. Appreciate any feedback on it!

Just bought a 99 Tj Sport on the 4th, and had to paint the hardtop and flares. I used Krylon Fusion Satin Black worked great used up about 7 cans altogether. Hears a couple links you can check out:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/pain...top-60843.html

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Hope this helps you out it sure helped me. Only cost me $40.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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awesome, thanks for the feedback everyone. will prolly try the krylon fusion paint after reading up, but will do the prep and primer first. will post pics maybe by this weekend if i can get to it.
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ok, got alot going on in my life right now and need a project, so after looking up some stuff, I'm going in my garage clearing it out and painting the whole Jeep, yup, everything, I did my truck same way before i sold it, heres my inspiration this thing is B A
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:39 PM   #8
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That thing is BA!! Your going to paint your whole Jeep Matte Black with Krylon?
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yup, and a satin clear coat too, should take bout 7 cans of each, plus a primer
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I think you should update this as you go along with some pictures too!! I really want to do that, but I do not know how to go about it.
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ok bought paint and primer and fusion paint for flares and top and i'm out $45.00. only thing left is clear coating, that will have to wait til payday, pulling the Jeep in tonight to start, will update along the way.
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If you paint the body, use gloss, and clear it with a few coats of gloss, make the final clear what ever finish you want to end up with.... Gloss is harder.
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Can you only get the Krylon paint in spray bombs, or can you get quarts and what not to put through a gun too?
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Well my wife went into labor...LOL. so everything on hold.
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Hey gang everything went well, he is perfect. Be back soon
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Congrats my wife an I are expecting twins in September. Big change heading our way! ;-)
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see post #6
krylon fusion
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/pain...top-60843.html\

did my flares too just forgot to include a picture but they came out just as well.
it's about 6 months later and no fading yet.
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Congrats. Our youngest is 15 now but our oldest just had a baby. Makes me feel old. But anyways, I used Rust-oleum X-2 rattle can satin black on my flairs. I have been to the carwash a few times and they seem to be holding up good.

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