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Old 09-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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What i did to my yj this week!!!!!

We worked hard!!!:d
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Looks good. Wish I had enough space to just start slinging paint. My wife would have my ass in the grinder if I tried this at home.
Cant wait to see the progress...

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Talking

Hard work!!! Lovin it!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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Almost there!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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the YJ looks sweet! But whats beside it?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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Im lovin this!!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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MADE IT!!! Life is GRAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All that is left is to Rhino!!! YES!!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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the YJ looks sweet! But whats beside it?
That would be my Hubbies TOY!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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Jeep looks great... btw... what color did ya'll paint it?

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Jeep looks great... btw... what color did ya'll paint it?

Back to its original color, khaki metalic!!!!! loads of clear!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #11
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and thanks yall!!!
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Awesome, Can you explain the painting process a bit(a lot) further? I like to know after sanding, did you apply primer( any bondo work?), how many coats? How many color coats? Clear coats #?
Also, in between primer and paint coats, did you have to wet sand it? If so, what grid paper?
I ask all these because I have tried this at home and I can never get it shiny...it's always dull and boring. Everything I ask some paint shop they give me the typical answer, "ho I can write to book with these details", "I suggest you buy a paint book" etc...

What kind of paint gun are you using?
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For the plastics, did you use any adhesive promoters? I used plastic can paint on mine...
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #14
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Awesome, Can you explain the painting process a bit(a lot) further? I like to know after sanding, did you apply primer( any bondo work?), how many coats? How many color coats? Clear coats #?
Also, in between primer and paint coats, did you have to wet sand it? If so, what grid paper?
I ask all these because I have tried this at home and I can never get it shiny...it's always dull and boring. Everything I ask some paint shop they give me the typical answer, "ho I can write to book with these details", "I suggest you buy a paint book" etc...

What kind of paint gun are you using?
I applied primer only to the places that needed it and to the plastic...sand with 320,360 or even 400 and then go over everything with a scothbrite pad...the tail gate was the only dents that I couldn't hammer out so I left it that way because I did not want any bondo ( usually I will bondo but didn't want any on this one)..the first coat of paint is just dusted on not even coming close to full coverage..this provides a tacky base to help hold the following coats then I usually come back with 2 medium to heavy coats but on this one for my wife I put 2 medium coats and came back with a final heavy coat...then came back with 2 medium and a final heavy coat of clear..my paint gun is nothing special,just a husky gravity feed..the secret to getting the gloss is that last coat has to be just as wet as possible without causing a lot of runs and normally I will get a run or two in that final coat of clear but that is not a problem because after it cures out you can come back and lightly sand out the runs in the clear and buff it out..no one but you will ever know it
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Well I cracked my PCV valve if that counts
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she did not mention that besides painting her jeep and building her grill guard..in our spare time we put new speakers in her dash,put a new water pump on the rock crawler,sold an 87 yj and bought a 91 yj...yeah it was a fun week but I'm bushed
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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^^^^so its your toy.....thats one mean lookin toy!
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she did not mention that besides painting her jeep and building her grill guard..in our spare time we put new speakers in her dash,put a new water pump on the rock crawler,sold an 87 yj and bought a 91 yj...yeah it was a fun week but I'm bushed
Now your just being mean... Stop it already... We get it...
In all seriousness, that is one great Jeep she has and the two of you make as perfect a couple as I can even imagine.
I too am lucky that I have a wife that feeds my Jeep obsession... Congrats on that killer Jeep you have (and hers to) and a great wife!!!
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I applied primer only to the places that needed it and to the plastic...sand with 320,360 or even 400 and then go over everything with a scothbrite pad...the tail gate was the only dents that I couldn't hammer out so I left it that way because I did not want any bondo ( usually I will bondo but didn't want any on this one)..the first coat of paint is just dusted on not even coming close to full coverage..this provides a tacky base to help hold the following coats then I usually come back with 2 medium to heavy coats but on this one for my wife I put 2 medium coats and came back with a final heavy coat...then came back with 2 medium and a final heavy coat of clear..my paint gun is nothing special,just a husky gravity feed..the secret to getting the gloss is that last coat has to be just as wet as possible without causing a lot of runs and normally I will get a run or two in that final coat of clear but that is not a problem because after it cures out you can come back and lightly sand out the runs in the clear and buff it out..no one but you will ever know it
Thanks you!!!!
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Came out looking really nice! Now sell it to me
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:27 AM   #21
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Came out looking really nice! Now sell it to me
not a problem..all of our jeeps and harleys are always for sale ,especially once they are finished so we can finance building the next one
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Thanks you!!!!
no prob...if you get finished and don't have the gloss you want then after it cures good you can usually buff it out and get the shine or scuff it with a white scotchbrite and shoot some more clear..I just used a cheap clear on this one but a clear with high solids will give you a more wet look..ask your paint supplier and he will know what I am talking about..a high solids clear will usually be a 2-1 mix with the activator where a cheaper clear like I used here is a 4-1 mix
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Now your just being mean... Stop it already... We get it...
In all seriousness, that is one great Jeep she has and the two of you make as perfect a couple as I can even imagine.
I too am lucky that I have a wife that feeds my Jeep obsession... Congrats on that killer Jeep you have (and hers to) and a great wife!!!
thanks..she is great and we really enjoy life together..she really enjoys helping me build a jeep or a harley .she is a great help too because she listens , watches and remembers.whether we are painting one,changing a water pump or getting out of bed at 2 in the morning to spend all day driving to look at one she is always there and enjoys it as much as I do..yes,I am very lucky
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^^^^so its your toy.....thats one mean lookin toy!
thanks,it is a bad boy..I am not into rock crawling,it is my main everyday ride..handles and performs great on the street..it draws a lot of attention and attracts potential customers but I really need to sell it to finance more projects for us to enjoy building although I doubt that my next everyday ride will be this nice and comfortable
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note on the grill guard..my wife included some pics of her new grill guard but didn't tell you the hell she gave me to get it..she is accustomed to us building one of a kind harley choppers so the new 140 buck grill guard I found her would not do..OH,hell no,it had to be a one of a kind..So,for a week I scratched my head,scratched my butt,looked through all my stuff and thought about her a one of a kind grill guard that would still look factory made instead of home made..I ended up using some pieces that I had cut off of a harley softail frame for the side plates and bolting in tubing that I had capped with nuts welded inside the caps..I ended up with many hours of labor in it rather than buying one for $140 but it is definately a one of a kind and she loves it..bottom line is,when mama is happy me and the dog can be happy...
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Im DEFINATELY HAPPY with everthing on it!!!!!!!!!!!!! hee hee hee...... and I LOVE MY PINK BIKINI TOP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MADE IT!!! Life is GRAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All that is left is to Rhino!!! YES!!!!
got the RHINO on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!
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I love having a wife that is not afraid to do some work and get dirty..she stripped everything out of her jeep and did the painting by herself and is now reinstalling everything..she is using herculiner and I am impressed with its texture and overall appearance
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she is reinstalling everything now and it is looking great
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she is reinstalling everything now and it is looking great
I love it!!! einished............
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