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Xeno 05-18-2011 09:33 PM

Wishing to paint a non-shiny army green.
 
I have wanted to paint my jeep army green for... ever? But i do not know how they actually paint army vehicles in such a flat green colour. Example (bigger truck):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4j7mESJuxk...1c+(Large).jpg

I do not want my jeep to look like this :banghead::

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...-LSVxqGegw&t=1

Thanks guys!

OsageJeep 05-18-2011 09:56 PM

I think the color is Olive Drab green but idk how they keep it from being shiny, probably no clear coat would be my fuess

mrhog 05-18-2011 09:56 PM

the color is called olive drab. You should be able to find it at any good paint shop...

Xeno 05-18-2011 10:01 PM

Ok... But if you left the clear coat off how would you prevent it from chipping and such?

OsageJeep 05-18-2011 10:04 PM

You wouldn't, but it'd be easy to repaint..

darkproximity 05-18-2011 10:06 PM

military vehicles dont have any clear coating on them, hence the non gloss.. they probably use some special high heat flat paint though..

LucidTJ 05-18-2011 10:25 PM

you would mix in a eggshell seal coat into the paint...when they spray the OD green...the "clear" coat is already in it. except it wont be glossy...it will be more flat.

I had the same Idea but i went with flat black...my paint guy mixed Eggshell sealer into the flat black and came out AWESOME! ill put up a pic tomorrow.

Xeno 05-18-2011 10:52 PM

Thanks for all the input! Now all i need is money! Gas sure is expensive these days...

OsageJeep 05-18-2011 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LucidTJ
you would mix in a eggshell seal coat into the paint...when they spray the OD green...the "clear" coat is already in it. except it wont be glossy...it will be more flat.

I had the same Idea but i went with flat black...my paint guy mixed Eggshell sealer into the flat black and came out AWESOME! ill put up a pic tomorrow.

Please do post up some pics. I have been thinking about doing this

Griffmeister 05-19-2011 07:55 AM

why not get some olive drab colored bed liner? youll never have to repaint!!

LucidTJ 05-19-2011 09:55 AM

also, before i get pics up...you can buy OD green Paint here. its $30 a gallon as is, shipping is a bit pricey because of Hazardous materials shipping cost.
but you can also get rattle cans for $6.50 each and test it out on some other parts before making the jump to painting the WHOLE jeep.
Army Jeep Parts Inc. Home page.

Click on GCI Paint at the top of that site. Scroll all the way DOWN. its AJPWWII

El Gringo 05-19-2011 09:31 PM

Here is place we use for all of our jeep stuff. I have been to this guy's shop and I had to change my pants before leaving. There are so many beautiful military vehicles there and he does them all. We use his paint and our jeep is literally a museum show piece. It is good brushed or sprayed on.

http://www.mullinsjeepparts.com/stor...&category_id=8

Just trying to help out.

Xeno 05-21-2011 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Gringo (Post 1250730)
Here is place we use for all of our jeep stuff. I have been to this guy's shop and I had to change my pants before leaving. There are so many beautiful military vehicles there and he does them all. We use his paint and our jeep is literally a museum show piece. It is good brushed or sprayed on.

http://www.mullinsjeepparts.com/stor...&category_id=8

Just trying to help out.

Brushed? Seriously? That looks good?

pengintamer 05-22-2011 03:27 PM

http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/ksflatz.aspx this stuff looks amazing.

jeepr 05-26-2011 01:19 AM

They also sell a flat clear coat....

sandman1212 05-26-2011 01:34 AM

The color is Olive Drab, but the "Paint" is not a paint at all, it is called C.A.R.C or chemical agent resistant coating. much thicker and MUCH more carcinogenic.

bigelk50 06-22-2011 12:24 AM

I actually own military vehicles and have painted alot of them. We buy our paint from Rapco. They have several options that you can go with. Their pictures oin the web site do not do justice. We ordered a mixed case of spray cans and tried most of the Olive Drab colors out. We went with the lusterless olive drab current issue with our M35A2s and did a 3 color camo on our M818 (military trucks).

here is a link Rapco Paint Descriptions & Recommended Uses!!! NEW

no clear coats (unless you want too) we used xylene to cut the paint down when mixing. Quicker flash off time. This paint is extreamly tuff and does not just chip off.

They make a primer that is better and tougher than anything I have ever used. I use it on ALL of my projects.


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