Ok so here's my jeep, Right now its a regular semi gloss kinda black , I'm thinking about painting it flat black and possibly paintign the diamond plating on the back red. What do yall think? Also if anyone has painted theirs flat black I'd love to see a pic and or get some tips , thanks
theres mine. only tip i can give you is spend your time on prep work. and dont expect awesomeness from a rattle can. you can pretty much expect to repaint at least once a year just because the paint wont hold up. good luck
ehhh i dont wanna be painting it every year, ha! i guess the paint it has now aint so bad, thinking about maybe just Bed Lining the bumpers and painting the diamond plating. Skip the body paint for now.
I just painted mine and I love it. It looks good. As long as you have good prep habbits. And what's half a day and 30 bucks once a year? I spend more then that on my pick up truck in half a year just to wax it. The main thing is that its all in what you want.
There's a pic of my hard top. I just have it bolted up to my scrap body for easy painting.
I'm about to do mine too. Same flat black paintjob.
There was a sticky a few months ago about the best way to paint a Jeep. It gives a lot of tips that are pretty priceless. I know the best thing you can do is prep, prep, prep. Spend time masking everything off. Make sure your humidity and temp are good. Buy a cheap HLVP spray gun with an inline filter and a medium duty or better compressor. I'm using Summit Racing's flat hot rod black (2 part) that is, from what I've seen on other vehicles, a nice finish that holds up to abuse. I'm not going to put a shiny clear coat on it, just two coats and a finish coat of sealer.
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
Is the cj grill and stuff bolt in or did you have to fab it in there
I got the grill ( cj7) and hood ( cj5) for $80
had to make a new front mount for grill ( about an inch or so forword of yj one) and built flat fenders while going thru chemo and radiation treatment for colon cancer a couple of years ago.
So fenders were a hurry up before I die kinda job
Me son just got out of us navy last may. He did a tour in Iraq with us army ( tad) as the navy didnt have anything open over there for him.
Got back stateside and bought a motorcycle with his combat pay and promply wrecked it in southern california
He is third generation USN
I was in 78 to 83 and me dad was in 55 to 75
I also fly the " dont tread on me " first Us Navy jack out front below Us Flag