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Old 07-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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rustoleoum paint job?

Yo guys!
After 6 months with my black 99" TJ ive come to the conclusion that the paint is getting to scratched up and needs a fresh coat.
Been looking at this 50 dollar paint job for awhile and seems like a pretty cool thing to do, so once my jeep in running again im definitley going to be spraying or rolling on some rustoleoum sunburst yellow or gloss white.

Even though ive looked through a lot of threads id appreciate any input or photos or any advice since this is a pretty big undertaking. If anyone has any pictures of any cars painted with the yellow or white i would love to see them so see the end result.

Ill be posting pictures throughout the process and might even re-line the interior with a coat or two of the raptor liner i had lying around.


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There she is as of now. Well two days ago, at the shop right now.

Again any advice,tips or anything are greatly appreciated
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Yeah, you wanna go white with the tan top.
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Just keep it black they don't show scratches as bad as you think. My rig has been wheeled longer then yours has been on the road and the paint is not scratched up too badly and its just now starting to have the clear coat peel.
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I used Rustoleum Painters Touch 2x. Last I checked it was $3.44 a can at Home Depot. I've not seen this paint anywhere other than Home Depot but it works great. It goes on twice as thick. I painted my old Dodge Ram with the stuff and it turned out very nice.

It's black but here it is anyways. I did 2 coats and used 3 cans per coat so I only used 6 cans of paint to do the whole cab and front end.


Here you can see the reflection of the clouds in the hood.


A better picture of the reflection of a tree in the hood.



Lemme know if you want instructions.
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wow.. that looks amazing.
im thinking about going white, i like white jeeps.
If you want to give me a brief breakdown of what you did and any tips or things you wouldve done differently that would be cool.


And my jeep has ridiculous amount of scratches.. people drawing on my car with inches of mud, i have my name, penis's, every curse word ever, all scratched into my hood and front end.
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I've been debating doing this in red on my jeep, she needs a fresh coat of paint bad
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Some local guy has painted his Jeep - one of the big boxy wagons - with BEDLINER. Left the mirrors and tow hitch bright yellow.

Unique, all right!
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I have considered how easy this would be and how it would look to paint the entire exterior in bedliner. Since the UPol Raptor is a spray, it should be pretty easy to do. For as rough as I am with the jeep it would be pretty cool. BTW I painted half of my 88 VW with the $50 roll on rustoleum technique. It came out pretty good. Its all in the prep work.
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Some local guy has painted his Jeep - one of the big boxy wagons - with BEDLINER. Left the mirrors and tow hitch bright yellow.

Unique, all right!
Ive actually been thinking about doing the entire jeep in raptor...
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wow.. that looks amazing.
im thinking about going white, i like white jeeps.
If you want to give me a brief breakdown of what you did and any tips or things you wouldve done differently that would be cool.


And my jeep has ridiculous amount of scratches.. people drawing on my car with inches of mud, i have my name, penis's, every curse word ever, all scratched into my hood and front end.
I sanded the clear coat off with 220 and then went over it again with 400. Then I washed and dried the vehicle and let it sit a day to make sure it was dry. I sprayed the first coat and let sit about 30-45 minutes and then sprayed the second coat. The paint goes on thick enough that one coat gives complete coverage but I wanted to make sure so I added the second coat. Then I let it sit a week and wet sanded the whole thing with 2000. It took me a day or so to completely wet sand the whole thing. Then I used a 10" random orbit buffer and some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound to bring out the shine and then waxed it with Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax.
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if someone has a picture of a jeep with raptor liner and it looks decent im definitely doing that.
have 6 pints of it hanging around from when i did my tub.
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Go with arctic camo for sure. oh wait are you still picking a color? hahaha.

goodluck, I cant wait to watch the carnage.
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I sanded the clear coat off with 220 and then went over it again with 400. Then I washed and dried the vehicle and let it sit a day to make sure it was dry. I sprayed the first coat and let sit about 30-45 minutes and then sprayed the second coat. The paint goes on thick enough that one coat gives complete coverage but I wanted to make sure so I added the second coat. Then I let it sit a week and wet sanded the whole thing with 2000. It took me a day or so to completely wet sand the whole thing. Then I used a 10" random orbit buffer and some Meguiar's polishing compound to bring out the shine and then waxed it with some Meguiar's wax.
did you thin the paint with anything?

Yours look really amazing, some of the rustoleum jobs you can kind of notice, or somethings a bit off, but yours is ridiculously nice looking.
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also, where did you spray it? im not 100% sure if i would have a booth or closed enviroment to spray.
I've read of people spraying outside but im not sure if thats a good idea or horrible idea.
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did you thin the paint with anything?

Yours look really amazing, some of the rustoleum jobs you can kind of notice, or somethings a bit off, but yours is ridiculously nice looking.
There is no way of thinning it. This is all rattle can.



The only thing I would have done different in my situation was spend more time on the prep work. Prep work is key to a nice paint job. There were a few dents in the truck that needed work and I could have spent more time on them. One other thing I might do differently next time is instead of polishing after the wet sand I would apply 2 or 3 coats of clear and if needed another wet sand then I would polish and wax it.
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also, where did you spray it? im not 100% sure if i would have a booth or closed enviroment to spray.
I've read of people spraying outside but im not sure if thats a good idea or horrible idea.
I sprayed in my garage with the door open on a day with low humidity and no wind. Also it is a good idea to get the garden hose and soak the garage floor and keep it soaked so no dust can be kicked up while you are moving around.
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wow, really didn't think that was a rattle job, looks way to nice.
Ill definitley try that out with white on a door and if it all goes well go to town with it.
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wow, really didn't think that was a rattle job, looks way to nice.
Ill definitley try that out with white on a door and if it all goes well go to town with it.
Ya, I was very impressed with how it came out. I know a body shop guy and he told me about the paint and the basic instructions that I gave you a few posts ago. Shocked the heck outta me.
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Ya, I was very impressed with how it came out. I know a body shop guy and he told me about the paint and the basic instructions that I gave you a few posts ago. Shocked the heck outta me.
every rattle can job ive seen has come out and you can see darker spots or spots where it looks like waves. in person does your truck look as shiney and perfect as the picture?
because im seriously in amazement over how nice it looks for cans haha.
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if someone has a picture of a jeep with raptor liner and it looks decent im definitely doing that.
have 6 pints of it hanging around from when i did my tub.
Not raptor, but rhino liner. This is Tony Hawks LJ a couple years back.


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every rattle can job ive seen has come out and you can see darker spots or spots where it looks like waves. in person does your truck look as shiney and perfect as the picture?
because im seriously in amazement over how nice it looks for cans haha.
I have since sold the truck but the pictures really didn't do it justice. I've had many complements on the paint job in person. It really did turn out amazing and it looked like it was done downtown BUT....it is mostly in the technique. The reason all the rattle can paint jobs you've seen had waves or dark spots can most of the time be attributed to poor technique. There are a number of things that need to be done right to get a good coat of paint.


1) The spray tip needs to be perpendicular to the surface being sprayed all the time.
2) The spray tip needs to be no more or no less than 8-12" from the surface being sprayed.
3) You need to maintain a constant speed on every pass.
4) Every pass should to overlap half of the previous pass.

If you can do all that it should turn out just like my truck did. You should practice doing all that a number of times on something you can throw away before starting in on the Jeep.
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Back in '84 I painted a '76 Suburban with Rustoleum..................and a roller and a brush. You couldn't tell from 15 feet away !!!!!!!
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white is the most forgiving color--perfect for a home grown paint job
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If you're going to do Rustoleum, check out their Topside Marine paints. They have some UV protection. I painted the boxes on my work trucks with the white and it turned out very nicely. I don't think I would do it on the jeep, but with the right prep and a whole lot of effort, it might turn out acceptably. Also, I've heard of people recommending Interlux Brightsides from boat supply houses for this type of paint job.

I'm wary of this $50 paint job. It sounds like more work than spraying. There are lots of success stories on the internets though.
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back in '84 i painted a '76 suburban with rustoleum..................and a roller and a brush. You couldn't tell from 15 feet away !!!!!!!
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If you're going to do Rustoleum, check out their Topside Marine paints. They have some UV protection. I painted the boxes on my work trucks with the white and it turned out very nicely. I don't think I would do it on the jeep, but with the right prep and a whole lot of effort, it might turn out acceptably. Also, I've heard of people recommending Interlux Brightsides from boat supply houses for this type of paint job.

I'm wary of this $50 paint job. It sounds like more work than spraying. There are lots of success stories on the internets though.
That goes with any paint job. You get out of it what you put in. Ya, I didn't have to do the wet sanding(60-70% of the labor) but I wanted a mirror finish. The paint on my 94 Dodge was smoother and shinier than the paint on my brand new 2010 Subaru.
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Yea its going to be a lot of work but at the same time i'd rather be hanging out with a friend or two with a 24 pack doing 5 hours of work a day for 4-6 days then paying 500+ for someone to do it haha.

I like doing stuff to my jeep and learn from experience so it'll be fun.
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Keep us updated with pics. I'm really curious to see how one of these turns out and holds up.

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