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Old 08-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Problems w OD paint?

I'm wanting to paint my jeep in the next month or so OD green. Is there any down side with useing a flat paint?

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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I heard it will hold dirt and be hard to clean.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Any one have any first hand experience ?
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #4
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Yes. Rattle canned my Turbo tj. Holds dirt. Need to use a brush to loosen film even at pressure wash joints....or if you just don't give a s%$t like me..wait till it rains. I've seen professional jobs that are way way better. Easily cleaned. Doesn't fade ect.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #5
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Yes. Rattle canned my Turbo tj. Holds dirt. Need to use a brush to loosen film even at pressure wash joints....or if you just don't give a s%$t like me..wait till it rains. I've seen professional jobs that are way way better. Easily cleaned. Doesn't fade ect.
Nice looking rig. How well does the flat hold up? Will it make weird marks if u polish it ( to remove any paint transfer) I'm going to spray mine. I'll rattle can the firewall and under carriage in black.
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This paint is 3 years old and its wheeled to death rode hard and put away wet. I've got a lot of stuff to redo ...tube fenders getting done right this time, windshield tube cage guard thingy, and a real rollcage ....Ill repaint eventually but this time using automotive grade, quality paint in od with a satin clear.
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It's rattle can stuff...exactly what you would expect . Scratches easily ...I've scratched phone #s on the Hood for lack of a handy pen n paper LOL. .thanks BTW..its finally getting a new winch after a year w/out one.. and water- methanol injection this week in Leu of an intercooler.
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Any one have any first hand experience ?
Flat paint is considerably softer than gloss. It is porus and will hold dirt. Rubbing on it will raise a sheen that the untouched parts will not have. Flat hides flaws but lacks durability. Gloss is durable but shows defects.... Pick your poison.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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Flat paint is considerably softer than gloss. It is porus and will hold dirt. Rubbing on it will raise a sheen that the untouched parts will not have. Flat hides flaws but lacks durability. Gloss is durable but shows defects.... Pick your poison.
Looks like a gloss single stage paint wins. Not too concerned about flaws. It's a jeep. I'm repainting it to get on top of some rust and only care to do the prep and tear down once. Thanks for all the input. Any more pics of OD jeeps are welcome.
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re: "Will it make weird marks if u polish it"

ummmm.......yes.....and 'polish' flat essentially 'camo' style paint seems a bit of internal conflict in concept....

re: "Flat hides flaws but lacks durability. Gloss is durable but shows defects."

Agree. I've done the rattle can flat-camo treatment to my Bantam trailer.

Pro: cheap, easy, accomplishes desired effect, touch up easy.
Con: not truly durable

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If you buy good paint instead of using rattle can paint you will get good durability. You can get matte finish clear coats to make any color a matte. I, like funshooting1, love my Krylon OD green, but I could care less about scratches and blemishes.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:24 AM   #13
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Rattle cans will require constant touch up and frequent spraybombing if you're hard on the jeep. Trevose branches, sand rocks n mud take a toll on that thin layer of paint....it's worse if you're prep job was a garden hose and cracking open a brew before painting over the bugs and residual film, also it fades noticeably from sun.
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I hear that...my previous rattle can paint job had orange as one of the graphics and witin a month it was pink.

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