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Old 07-29-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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question about painting doors

bought a set of doors for my jeep but the red paint is faded and some spots is peeling off (doors off yj). I have a flame red tj..I planned on just sanding the existing paint off, buying primer and factory matched paint and clear coat at autozone and laying a few coats down..

my dad knows way more about this than I do and kinda flipped at the idea of that and not doing it "the right way". Of course I could get them professionally done or buying the paint he claims is better..but i bought these doors for 100 bucks not wanting to put tons of money in them since i kept my half doors so these are really only for winter..

is he right that my plan is a bad one? will it come out looking good? Ive painted some spots under my sliders when i got new ones and it looked pretty good to me..to me, its a jeep, rattle canning seems totally ok to me..but to him its do it right or dont do it at all

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Old 07-29-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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YJ doors fit on the TJ?? Or are you putting them on another YJ??

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:49 AM   #3
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YJ doors fit on the TJ?? Or are you putting them on another YJ??
Nope, putting them on my TJ. Its been done with very few modifications. Really the only thing is the striker where the door latches, the TJ uses a U kind of latch and the YJ just uses a pin. All you have to do is take the tj striker out and put the yj one in. It bolts into one of the same holes for the tj striker. Some people have to adjust one of the door hinges a tiny bit. I have a thread going for a yj hardtop and yj doors on my tj..im starting that today, there will be pics.

Yj full doors and yj hardtop on TJ
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You are going to have to determine “looking good”. Spray can factory matched paint will not match your existing paint exactly. Original has faded over the years. When you rattle can a large flat area is not easy to get an even coat laid down. Orange peel is common.

That said,
Do a good prep job. Watch your environment, dust is a killer. When you paint, many many thin coats are better and more uniform than a few heavy ones. (That first color coat should still see primer showing through.)

So instead of spending a ton of money, spend a ton of time (not a one weekend project) and they can come out very respectable.

Dad’s are very protective. It’s in our job description.
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You are going to have to determine “looking good”. Spray can factory matched paint will not match your existing paint exactly. Original has faded over the years. When you rattle can a large flat area is not easy to get an even coat laid down. Orange peel is common.

That said,
Do a good prep job. Watch your environment, dust is a killer. When you paint, many many thin coats are better and more uniform than a few heavy ones. (That first color coat should still see primer showing through.)

So instead of spending a ton of money, spend a ton of time (not a one weekend project) and they can come out very respectable.

Dad’s are very protective. It’s in our job description.
thank you! I suppose by looking good I just mean I don't want it looking like a redneck paint job lol. I understand the flame red I paint the doors with wont match exactly to my paint..but they are just doors, not the whole jeep so I can deal. And i'm not really in a rush for them..I still have my half doors and its summer so they are off everyday anyway.
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