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Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:42 PM

Spring time and a rattle can.
 
Where I live spring time has arrived early, giving me a couple of days of warm weather in a row. I decided to take the advice of many a Jeeper here on this forum and rattle can my 2001 TJ fenders. As many of you Jeepers know, the plastics on many of the Jeep products between certain years fades from black into a hideous looking corpse grey :banghead:, and since I have a 2000 XJ I can safely say that yes, this is a universal annoyance.

That being said I went out and decided this was the day to do something about those funky fenders.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0721.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:44 PM

First things first... I didn't have a massive amount of time to do this so I decided to keep the fenders on since I had to be somewhere at sundown, so I covered the Jeep from the over spray.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0726.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0728.jpg


First after cleaning the fenders I used painters tape to go under the edges of the fenders onto the body. Here is the second line of tape... hey man I know it's black paint on black, but I don't want to mix the two.

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:48 PM

Then I added some newspaper to the mix.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0729.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0732.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:50 PM

After that was done I removed the turn signals.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0733.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0734.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0735.jpg

Add some tape...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0736.jpg

Check out the original color of the fenders that was blocked by the light... ugh what a difference.

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:51 PM

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0739.jpg


Oh yeah!!!!......... ...... ..... this looks like some sort of terrible college art project. :nonono:

Beaker541 03-19-2012 10:51 PM

Just watch when you get gas .. I heard if you over fill and spill or drip It will bubble your new paint.. Haven't had to paint mine yet but I'm takin notes now ;)

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:53 PM

I used two cans of Krylon Fusion satin since I only had a limited amount of time to do this small project. But here's a tip! To anyone who will do this I will recommend purchasing this little sprayer handle. For $3.00 this is a fantastic investment for a tool that will slip onto the top of any paint can.


http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0740.jpg



Why this wasn't around years ago, I'll never know. :rolleyes:

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaker541 (Post 2158765)
Just watch when you get gas .. I heard if you over fill and spill or drip It will bubble your new paint.. Haven't had to paint mine yet but I'm takin notes now ;)


Oh Joys of joys :nonono:... I'll let you know what happens :D

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:55 PM

Using painting technique I applied flat, long, even passes of the Krylon away from the fenders adding paint gradually rather than all at once.

Here are the results for the first basic coat.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0743.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0744.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0745.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:57 PM

I must not have cleaned everything as well as I thought, some of the paint was having a reaction to something on the fenders that didn't come off. :confused:

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0747.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0748.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 10:59 PM

No matter... keep moving ahead! :whistling: So now I added the second coat.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0749.jpg


The second coat is on the left... the piece with only one coat is on the bottom.


http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0750.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:01 PM

Quite a difference between the first and the second coat.


First coat...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0754.jpg

Second coat....

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0755.jpg

Nice... :D

TjWranglerMan 03-19-2012 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dgrimjeeper
I must not have cleaned everything as well as I thought, some of the paint was having a reaction to something on the fenders that didn't come off. :confused:

The same thing happen to me but my flares were off my tj wen it dried completely it didn't look good had blotches so I bought a scuffer for a drill and took everything off and user plastic dip worked a lot better for me came out even and thick

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:03 PM

Well into the second can here is the third coat of paint.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0757.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0760.jpg


http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0762.jpg


This stuff is dry to the touch in about 15-20 minutes, so I was able to get three coats of paint on the fenders and steps in a reasonable timeframe.

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:05 PM

Ok, now the cans are done and this is all I can do for the day. Time to take off the paper and get this thing back on the road.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0766.jpg


No light...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0768.jpg

Light.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0769.jpg

:D

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:06 PM

And finally some before and after shots of the Jeep

Before the rattle can treatment...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...re_fenders.jpg

After the rattle can treatment...
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...terFenders.jpg

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:08 PM

Before the rattle can treatment...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...e_fenders2.jpg

After the rattle can treatment...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...erFenders2.jpg


:D

mikes05unlimited 03-19-2012 11:08 PM

Looks good, take those end caps off your bumper and give us a before and after pic. Nice write up!!!!! MUCH BETTER, amazing that a little spray paint can make a Jeep look new

EDIT=Too slow typing on my part!!!! LOOKS GREAT!!!!!

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:09 PM

The biggest annoyance in this whole thing was the tape job, going up and then taking it back down. Since I placed it under the edges there was a tendency for the tape to rip off leaving a portion of it under the fender effectively creating a blue line around the fenders... with some time and a pair of tweezers all of this rouge tape came of without a hitch.

It's almost a night and day difference. I am really impressed by this simple little project, it looks a thousand times better than it did. Will it stand up to time, wheeling, and the elements? Who knows... if anything happens to them you'll be the first to know. :D

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited (Post 2158819)
Looks good, take those end caps off your bumper and give us a before and after pic. Nice write up!!!!! MUCH BETTER, amazing that a little spray paint can make a Jeep look new

Yeah, the end caps will be messed with soon. I wanted to do that on this day but I only had so much time before I hit the road. I'll get to it and post a few pics for you :D

Beaker541 03-19-2012 11:11 PM

Cheap mod that will look good on there. http://amzn.com/B004TADG7Q

mikes05unlimited 03-19-2012 11:13 PM

OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there

Beaker541 03-19-2012 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited
OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there

Go pens ;)

Strongdog09 03-19-2012 11:15 PM

Looks great! Nice job

mikes05unlimited 03-19-2012 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaker541 (Post 2158842)
Go pens ;)

YEP!!!! From the south hills

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaker541 (Post 2158832)

That is just what I need! Thanks for the link :thumb: :D

gixxerphil 03-19-2012 11:20 PM

You have too many pics:D












Looks good Dgrim:thumb:

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited (Post 2158838)
OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there


HA... :rofl:

Nice try, but I'll have to decline that idea :D

Dgrimjeeper 03-19-2012 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strongdog09 (Post 2158843)
Looks great! Nice job


Thanks man :thumb:

Now we'll see how long this lasts :rolleyes:

BrianTG 03-19-2012 11:22 PM

Didn't know we had so many Canadian's on this forum..........


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