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Old 02-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Painting this weekend

Hey guys, I decided to go ahead and paint my Jeep after seeing my buddies truck, I'm going with flat black. I already primed the hood and got it all wet sanded, my only question for you guys is have any of you painted your jeeps? And if so did you replace the decals that were on yours? I'm having a hard time deciding if I should leave them off and go with the clean look or find a website to purchase new ones. I'll post pics when it's all done. Thanks.

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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i'd purchase new ones since the "jeep" is raised so to me it would look "not complete"

not sure what color i'd go with though to match a flat black...

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Yeah I never thought about it being raised like that. Good point. Maybe a gloss black jeep decal would be a good fit there
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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Yeah, i was thinkin that too but i dunno

what color are your rims? Do you have white letters in or out? any colored trim pieces inside?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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I have the stock jeep rims but I already painted them black, but I did leave the jeep logo on the center cap aluminum to match the luge nuts, they actually look pretty good. As for trim pieces everything is already black but the center of the dash which is grey. I have the rocky mountain edition so the seats that I have are two tone black and grey with jeep embroidered on the headrest which is also black.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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You could always tape off the jeep center caps and paint them more of a matte silver then go with a silver jeep decal...you could also get a silver 'zombie outbreak" sticker and place it centered above your jeep decal...heres a rough idea of my red jeep with silver sticker.



black and silver always looks good together lol...hers my black/silver R6 before i painted it

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:30 AM   #7
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I like your ideas. Nice jeep too. Thanks for the help
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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Well here it is.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #9
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Looks good! I like the flat black. and you can find the jeep decals all over ebay for pretty cheap prices
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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clean paint what did you use? spray paint or car paint , give some details ill be painting my jeep very soon
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #11
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It's car paint. Just went to the local auto body place and picked up a gallon for about 75 bucks, but only used about 1/4 of it. Then I just had a buddy of mine prep it and spray it for me. I'm going to pay him 100 bucks. So with all the materials and everything it only ran me about 200 dollars, not bad I'd say.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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that awsome , but did you prime, or clear it? how many coats? you should throw some more pics up, whats the paint ? satin or flat black jet black ?
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Looks good. I want to see more pics though
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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I'll post more pics probably tomorrow, it's just a 1 stage paint, no clear needed. The paint itself is just called flat black. At least that's what the lady told me at the shop. I scuffed the body up real good just to make sure it went on really well but from what i heard it will stick to damn near anything.
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Man! That looks nice. I am waiting on better weather to repaint my grille. It has been cold and rainy here in Houston for the last few weekends.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #16
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Looks really good man...

post more pics!!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #17
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Just got home from work and snapped a couple pics with my phone.

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Old 02-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #18
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It can't look any better. Congrats, I like it a lot.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #19
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Yeah, you did a great job. Was the original color black?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #20
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super clean , and for the price i rather do real car paint , then plati dip of rhino line, i would just have to buy a spray gun for my compresser but i want one any way, what brand of paint was that? ill have to go to one of my local paint shops
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #21
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The brand is PPG I think.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #22
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And yes the original color was black. There was really nothing wrong with the stock paint just wanted a little change
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Nice! A single stage paint sounds like a good idea for flat, instead of a matte clear or something.

Finally someone painting with quality paint and a spray gun. After spraying with a gun, there's no going back to rattle cans. The spray pattern from a gun is far superior.

Was there a hardener/catalyst you had to add to the paint before spraying?
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Glad you guys like it. And yes there was a hardener that was added.
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Looks good, you'll be happy with the PPG single stage. Was it the omni line?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #26
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Yes it was. It's amazing how many people stop me now and want to know more about the color and ask why I would go with flat black? And I just say why not.

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