|01-09-2010 01:08 PM|
|01-09-2010 09:39 AM|
(sometimes they call me Lin-duh....
|01-09-2010 05:40 AM|
|Coyote_94YJ||Or you can just go over the top with a clear semi-gloss.|
|01-08-2010 09:10 PM|
|InfernoGirl||Camo would be your clue here. Any thing camoflage is gonna have a flat finish. If you read the labels on the cans they will tell you if it is flat, semi flat, satin or gloss finish. If you are doing black, and want as close to flat finish as you can, then I highly recommend Krylon semi-flat black, it is a great finish, flatter than satin, but more sealed than flat.... if that makes sense.|
|01-08-2010 02:34 PM|
Ok, this is the color I chose,
COLOR: 1919830 - Deep Forest Green RustOleum.com
It said camo, so I tried another surface but this one is flat as well...
|01-08-2010 02:25 PM|
|AzTJ||Scrubbing with sand paper and then painting is good enough. Primer is just one more good investment as far as I'm concerned when painting. Prep work (sanding) is the start to any paint job and primer (base coat) is the basis to which paint adheres best to any surface. Using something like Rust-Oleum that says it's great for metal is nice, but using a good primer help it all stick. That's what primer is for, it's an "adhesive".|
|01-08-2010 02:22 PM|
|01-08-2010 02:17 PM|
|bignugly||you did a good job on it, i like it, i personally prefer flat, but hey, thats me, just wanted to give credit where credit was due, nice writeup|
|01-08-2010 02:15 PM|
|AzTJ||That's what primer is for anyway.|
|01-08-2010 02:09 PM|
|01-08-2010 01:47 PM|
|AzTJ||Being that you painted it flat black is the main issue. If you painted it a satin or semi-gloss it would be much easier to clean, and the main reason cars come with a clear gloss coat over the paint. Super smooth and easiest to clean.|
|01-08-2010 01:47 PM|
I started with 220 and ended with 320 and I used a scuff pad to get back into the tight spots. Remember, you're not trying to remove the old paint, you're just trying scuff the existing paint to get the new paint to stick.
|01-08-2010 01:40 PM|
ccain, I know this is an old thread but I have a quick question(rather two questions) for you. I painted one of my panel (hood) flat black. Now after one muddy ride at Hollister the damm dirt seems to stick onto the paint real good. It's requiring me to scrub a lot just to get the dirt off.
#1 Q: Is flat black or flat OD bad idea?
#2 Q: When you sanded, what grit sand paper did you use? and is it ok to paint on the old paint?
|02-20-2009 07:26 AM|
I would love to have.
|02-20-2009 01:06 AM|
|02-20-2009 01:04 AM|
|02-20-2009 01:03 AM|
|02-20-2009 01:02 AM|
here found a link about it for you......
Jeep returns the Wrangler to its military roots with new J8 | Car News Blog at Motor Trend
|02-20-2009 01:00 AM|
|02-20-2009 12:56 AM|
|02-17-2009 01:53 PM|
I like the JK shown here...very sharp...nice color.
I enjoyed your write up and found your added humor a nice touch. I personally enjoyed the b4 image a bit better then the after. jmho.
|09-26-2008 05:45 PM|
thats a bad ass looking Jeep, definitly different.
|09-26-2008 05:03 PM|
Well, to date no chips or flakes coming off. I was amazed at how resilient it really is. I've scratched it in a few places but never all the way though. That rustoleum stuff is top notch. I think the California sun beating down on it cured it quite well.
I've changed a few things. I painted over the "hokey" "Kill my spotter" stencil and painted over the skull on the tailgate. It just didn't look all that great to me. I guess it was a good idea at the time...
|09-26-2008 02:17 PM|
Damn, this looks awesome. I really want to do mine, but in desert sand with black markings. I just don't think I'd have enough time to do it, since its my DD. =\
Hows the paint holding up, anyways? Any nasty chips or areas you've had to touch up?
|06-23-2008 12:15 AM|
|ccain||It's a stencil I made based on a pic I saw on the net somewhere.|
|06-22-2008 10:59 PM|
That Jeep does look better in the green!
BTW, how'd you do this?...
That skull is AWESOME!!! Do you have a stencil or is it airbrushed?
|06-21-2008 03:57 PM|
|tiny terror||Moved to FAQs.|
|06-21-2008 10:54 AM|
|Smeghead||33? I put 44 in my tires|
|06-21-2008 10:33 AM|
It came out really well, the dish soap removes all the wax. For prepping it just before shooting I wipe the whole thing down with either Prep-sol or Laquer thinner, NOT mineral based, that just puts oils back on the thing.
Are you going to satin clear coat it over the top ?
One positive for removing the fender flares is you can get at any rust thats starting behind them, not a big issue in calif but in cold weather climates it is a big one. I'm starting to see rust traces behind my front flares on one of my 97 TJ's but I need to repaint the front clip anyway once I replace the passenger fender.
Right now I'm trying to find the best power tool for removing the surface rust on the TJ's frame before I paint it. Something like a flat circular sander that the pad will last more than 2 minutes that I can chuck in my drill.
|06-21-2008 02:30 AM|
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