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bmbillups 08-20-2012 11:36 PM

DIY Paint Job
 
Anybody do their own body spray at home using something like duplicolor auto paint? Im thinking of doing my flame red to silver. If anyone has done any sort of custom paint to theirs id love to see pics!

gmabry75 08-21-2012 08:22 AM

If you are talking about rattle cans, I would not advise it. Don't think you will get a result you will be happy with.

freeskier 08-21-2012 09:18 AM

Re-painting my TJ - JeepForum.com

sparky 08-21-2012 09:27 AM

Many years ago I had a little two seat sports car with quite a few dents. Bondo and primer now it needed paint. Stock was a pale yellow, I picked a brighter shade because nothing would match the factory. Used 12 cans for a single coat. I never got a chance to buff it out or add a clear coat.

Really did not look that good, at least it was again all one color.

Silver over red, you need at least one coat of primer and two coats of color, plus clear. Wrangler is bigger than my little car, and you need to do the inside as well. (I did not have to do the interior, and I didn't jam it.) I'd take a guess at 80 to 100 cans, that's not cheap and I don't think you be happy with the results.

bmbillups 08-21-2012 09:42 AM

No no, im talking about this kind of stuff you put into a spray gun!http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcs...8_pri_larg.jpg

gmabry75 08-21-2012 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by bmbillups
No no, im talking about this kind of stuff you put into a spray gun!

Just making sure lol. I've seen it done before. Not pretty.

gmabry75 08-21-2012 10:56 AM

I, like freeskier, have used single stage urethane a couple of times. Regardless of what type paint you use, the key is prep. That is where the result will be determined more than anything else. Good luck.

sparky 08-22-2012 09:59 AM

A spray booth helps too. Not to keep the overspay in, but to keep the durt out. Even with a quick drying paint it, does not take much dust to ruin a finish.

It can be done, but with proper prep and setup you will be spending a good chunk of time.

Imped 08-22-2012 11:28 AM

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rediminsion 08-22-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bmbillups (Post 2706271)
Anybody do their own body spray at home using something like duplicolor auto paint? Im thinking of doing my flame red to silver. If anyone has done any sort of custom paint to theirs id love to see pics!

Do you have any kind of experience doing autobody work? Its a very tedious process and the smallest mistakes in prep work can make for huge headaches later on. That being said, I've painted my own car before, the right way. It's a LOT of work but it can be done right even by a rookie! Time and patience is the key to any good paint job.

Practice on spare body panels first! This will save you from putting errors on your jeep. Practice snading, filling, priming, painting, ect. the more practice the better!

chgrec 08-22-2012 02:29 PM

It's all about the prep.... 90% of the work is done before you open the can of paint. If you can feel it, it will show up in the paint. Paint highlights flaws, not covers them.

I did a respray in my garage and it came out great. I built a booth out of 2x2 pine & clear poly for less than $200. I framed a cheap box fan with filters for the exhaust at the garage door end and a dual box fans with a very fine filter on the air input side. Try to keep slight positive air pressure in the booth so that your not sucking in dust and dirt from outside.

It can be done with patience and dilgence to prep.......

Chris

bmbillups 08-22-2012 07:32 PM

You guys mind to post some before and after pics maybe?

chgrec 08-22-2012 09:26 PM

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Best I can do is show when I DIY painted the updated rear bumper on my 911. I used my home made paint booth to paint this . Here are a before and after shot...


Nice and shiny after lots of fiberglass prep and lengthy sanding

Chris
(hopefully a non-jeep photo isn't blasphemy here...)


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