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Old 06-21-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Painting Jeep this week, need directions

I am giving up on my dream to have my new 1989 YJ painted professionaly. I have decided to do it my self. I have read several painting threads but am looking for any other advice from other do it your selfers. I am thinking about going with either white or black in a flat or semi gloss based on your recommendations. It has already been rattled canned once in flat drab green, black, brown over the original white. I intend to lightly sand the current paint before painting with new. Also I took the old pin striping off and actually will be using a sandable primer to cover these areas and a few areas that had a little surface rust. In short, this Jeep is not perfect and has many blemishes and small dents, so I dont have high expectations, but simply want to improve the look a bit. I have pulled off the plastic fenders and other items, I am ready to get painting. I would like to know best paint brand, paint recommendations (flat or semi), other primers, and also do I need to use a clear coat or clear gloss after? How much paint? Any help is much appreciated, look forward to your ideas and recommendations. I will have before and after pictures once completed.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:41 AM   #2
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I will be painting mine in a few weeks, Here is what I will be doing:
PPG shop line paint, 1 step system.. no clear to lay down.. less sanding..(its a jeep not a show car so this worked for me) Cost about $20-$40 a quart. Been told I need 3qts or maybe even a gallon if I do more of the inside. Going to rough the current paint up with some 250 grade sand paper to take the sandable primer. But before that go's on use a paint prep cleaner etc. Then sand primer with 400 grit then use, cleaner again, then touch up primer sand with 600 and then cleaner. Then paint it(well tape all the crap off them paint it) That's the short version of it.

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Old 06-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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I am a strong believer of using Farm Tractor/Implement Paint. Drys to a hard finish and you can touch it up with a rattle can. Lots of colors to choose from and they are the same nomatter what you get them from a Farm store in any part of the country. Mine is Massy Ferguson Red on the doors and tail gate. (Close Match)
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I am a strong believer of using Farm Tractor/Implement Paint. Drys to a hard finish and you can touch it up with a rattle can. Lots of colors to choose from and they are the same nomatter what you get them from a Farm store in any part of the country. Mine is Massy Ferguson Red on the doors and tail gate. (Close Match)
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Funny you mention this,I have been contemplating olive drab green ,then I came across some farm implement paint at Tractor Supply ,now I may be considering Kubota Orange with black accents ,or Oliver Green with black accents ..................decisions decisions .lol
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:21 PM   #6
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Rattle Can Painting

Thanks for all your input so far. I rough sanded the old paint and am just about done putting primer on the jeep, should finish this evening. I have another questions though, is there any trick to taping off the windshield? Or do I simply and carefully just tape the rubber edging and paper the glass? let me know any helpful tips.

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Old 06-24-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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just tape the rubber edging and paper the glass that will be the best way
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:59 PM   #8
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Progress on painting my YJ

Here is the YJ with the rattle can camo paint when I purchased it. Followed by the same YJ with the primer coat of paint. In the next week I will be painting the Jeep "Jet Black" and will have some followup pictures.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:36 PM   #9
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YJ New Rattle Can Paint Job

And new used wheels.
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Great job vikings. Black is a hard color to paint cause it shows every flaw.

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