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05-18-2011 09:15 PM
Xeno Wow! Those are both beauties! Good Job on both! I originally wanted to do Army Green (A bit more green than that army), but that black looks awesome so i'm a bit torn! Once again, awesome work!
05-11-2011 03:20 PM
YJPunisher213 I traced it off my computer screen then used my old mans over head projector. Took the hood off and centered it up, out lined it in white crayon, drove it home taped it off and went ape with a rattle can lol
05-11-2011 08:03 AM
rd-wrangler
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Originally Posted by YJPunisher213 View Post
I went with flat black last summer. I just hit the local dollar store for the spray paint. I keep a can handy for touch up. I painted alot of the accents red and taped off and spray painted The Punisher skull on my hood. Not bad for a weekend and $20 lol

thats a pretty sweet paint job. black and red always go really good with each other. did you free hand the punisher skull or use a stencil?
05-10-2011 11:55 PM
YJPunisher213 I went with flat black last summer. I just hit the local dollar store for the spray paint. I keep a can handy for touch up. I painted alot of the accents red and taped off and spray painted The Punisher skull on my hood. Not bad for a weekend and $20 lol
05-09-2011 11:01 AM
2dmud Might I say that is a great amateur paint job! I went to school to learn how to paint and it's not so easy. Prep is key and your work looks very nice for spray paint. Also I definitely understand why you didn't take the lock cylinders out it looks mean! Again great job!
05-09-2011 10:42 AM
rd-wrangler
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Originally Posted by Shelby427 View Post
Nice work!!!!! How many cans did it take?

Note: I saw you mention sanding it after it dries. Umm, why? Unless you got some serious boo boos I wouldn't do it. Most likely you will end up sanding through the new paint. If you have to, go with 2000 grit or finer wet paper on a pad, and use some dish detergent mixed in with the water.

As a semi/flat finish it's going to end up rough. That's a characteristic of it. Helps hold the mud/dirt on better.


As for your stickers let me know I have two buds that do my vinyl work for my r/c planes. One does it as a hobby the other is a professional. He just wrapped up redoing some full scale planes on the U.S.S. Intrepid display in NY. I've had em do stuff in the normal colors, chrome, carbon fiber, and in diamond plate vinyls.

Only downside I can see is dependent on how rough your finish is. Vinyl may peel as it won't get a good bond. If that's the case, you can hammer on a coat of flat or semi flat clear over the paint to soften the finish and give the graphics something better to grip to.
thanks!! only used 6 cans!

i have a couple spots where the paint ran so i was just going to sand them and repaint them...

awesome thanks for the info on your friend yeah the finish is pretty rough, thats a good point, ill probably put a clear over the whole jeep and hardtop/fenders.

does your friend make stencils? then ill just paint it on the hood.
05-09-2011 08:06 AM
Shelby427 Nice work!!!!! How many cans did it take?

Note: I saw you mention sanding it after it dries. Umm, why? Unless you got some serious boo boos I wouldn't do it. Most likely you will end up sanding through the new paint. If you have to, go with 2000 grit or finer wet paper on a pad, and use some dish detergent mixed in with the water.

As a semi/flat finish it's going to end up rough. That's a characteristic of it. Helps hold the mud/dirt on better.


As for your stickers let me know I have two buds that do my vinyl work for my r/c planes. One does it as a hobby the other is a professional. He just wrapped up redoing some full scale planes on the U.S.S. Intrepid display in NY. I've had em do stuff in the normal colors, chrome, carbon fiber, and in diamond plate vinyls.

Only downside I can see is dependent on how rough your finish is. Vinyl may peel as it won't get a good bond. If that's the case, you can hammer on a coat of flat or semi flat clear over the paint to soften the finish and give the graphics something better to grip to.
05-09-2011 07:53 AM
rd-wrangler
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Originally Posted by YJGrunt View Post
Looks great!!


thanks!
05-09-2011 07:52 AM
rd-wrangler
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Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Chances are you have a vinyl shop in your area. Might be the way to go.
ok cool ill have to do a search in my area. thanks
05-09-2011 07:51 AM
rd-wrangler
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Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
Wow, I'm impressed. The look and the time you took to get it that way is impressive. I got an air brush and plan on attacking my '92 over time. But this is definitely an inspiration.

thanks! it did take some time but i just kept telling myself it will be worth it! and it def. was lol. if you have another body or 2 to help it will go a lot faster.
05-08-2011 02:15 PM
Kate
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Originally Posted by rd-wrangler View Post
anybody know where i can find hood decals or custom paint stencils? i want to put something on the hood like a skull with crossbones or something...
Chances are you have a vinyl shop in your area. Might be the way to go.
05-08-2011 01:04 PM
jk'n Wow, I'm impressed. The look and the time you took to get it that way is impressive. I got an air brush and plan on attacking my '92 over time. But this is definitely an inspiration.
05-08-2011 11:27 AM
rd-wrangler anybody know where i can find hood decals or custom paint stencils? i want to put something on the hood like a skull with crossbones or something...
05-08-2011 11:24 AM
rd-wrangler final look....









05-08-2011 11:21 AM
rd-wrangler prepped up during spraying...







05-08-2011 11:19 AM
rd-wrangler before...







05-08-2011 01:43 AM
chefbean43 Id like to see more pics. Different angles...etc. im torn between keepin her red or goin the od green
05-08-2011 01:00 AM
YJGrunt Looks great!!
05-07-2011 01:57 PM
rd-wrangler EDIT: I posted 2 of the same shots...my phone sucks lol...
05-07-2011 01:56 PM
rd-wrangler Ok well I just finished painting my jeep army green and I think I might pass out from being so tired. I started at 8:30am and finished at 2:30 pm, nonstop. The taping along took 2 1/2 hours to do. I did the job by myself which is why it took so long but I enjoyed doing it so I can't complain lol. I took the doors off, cowl vent, front guard, spare tire carrier and bumps, license plate and the JEEP plastic piece on the front bumper. I put 2 coats and then a 3rd touch up coat after final drying. It wasn't hard at all just wish I had an extra hand to help. I do have some running paint spots that I will sand over in a day or two when the paint hardens good.

Ill post up pictures later when I'm on my computer.

Thanks for all the advice and suggestion everyone!
05-06-2011 10:49 AM
Undead-89 There is a color paint tag but the Vin covers mechanical stuff, where it was built, the serial number, the type of vehicle and weight.
05-06-2011 07:51 AM
rd-wrangler alright well i did a lot of thinking and with the help of all your suggestions/comments im going to go for it and paint army green! woohoo! if i ever do get questioned about the color from cops i will say i just painted it and wasnt aware that i needed to change my registration.... anyways i was thinking, doesnt the VIN # have a number or letter to state the color from the factory? the original color of my jeep was red until the PO painted it the black it is now...
05-06-2011 07:08 AM
Tony 76 I agree with Kate I Also work at a bodyshop and been doing it for years and all that will happen is if you were to get pulled over the cops would verify the vin by looking at the windshield tag and be on there on way.
05-06-2011 05:48 AM
jakec hell the cops here couldnt tell the difference in a 96 white cherokee and a 88 black yj. my cherokee was legal so i would swap tags to drive the yj and got pulled over twice by state troopers in my black yj with a white cherokee tag and they never mentioned it. theyre both legal now by the way.
05-06-2011 01:04 AM
smpsn79
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Originally Posted by Undead-89
If it is dark green you could just claim you are color blind and it looks black to you. And then you could over react to the cop and bitch how you paid to have the color on the title changed to black and it is still green and tell him how your ex-wife lied to you when she sent you in to get it done.
Fantastic!!
05-05-2011 11:15 PM
Undead-89 If it is dark green you could just claim you are color blind and it looks black to you. And then you could over react to the cop and bitch how you paid to have the color on the title changed to black and it is still green and tell him how your ex-wife lied to you when she sent you in to get it done.
05-05-2011 09:24 PM
crtaylor Its a jeep and its yours ,dont sweat the tag color code .paint which ever color you want.
05-05-2011 08:44 PM
ItsSabby The cop asks for your registration, and the registration has the color of the vehicle on it. If you have a black top you should be okay. I wouldnt worry.
05-05-2011 08:02 PM
rd-wrangler Yeah I haven't heard of it either....honestly I think I'm just going to change the registration and call it a day. Its weird though cuz I downloaded the Title application from the DMV website and under the Description Vehicle section there is nothing for COLOR of vehcile..... besides when you sign the title over they never see your vehicle anyways and if you get pulled over the cop doesn't ask for your title.
05-05-2011 04:49 PM
Kate I've never heard of anyone having to get a new title for repainting their vehicle.

I worked in body shops a long time, NEVER heard of that. They must be pretty weird at the CO DMV.
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