Need ideas for Hood - faded/bad paint :( - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-06-2015, 11:40 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Need ideas for Hood - faded/bad paint :(

I know some of Jeepers come up with some ingenious stuff to take care of/fix your Jeeps, so thought I'd ask about mine perhaps to save some money or do something different...
The paint on my hood is oxidizing severely as it was repainted before I got it and is brutal bad now! It looks and feels like chalk literally! I spent hours machine compounding, polishing and waxing it last year with Meguiars stuff but it lasted literally only a few months
The Jeep is black, the rest of the paint is decent, but the hood looks awful now again. Any ideas on what I should do, short of just repainting it black?
Thanks and I hope to hear some great ideas

Before (and how it looks again now basically!):



After just the compound:



After all done the next day:



__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 02:06 AM
Thread Starter
  #2
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Nothing eh?

Talking on the other forum looks like repainting is the only option anyway... I was thinking of a mask or something that would look good, but why bother if it may not stick well to this crappy paint?

__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 05:06 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Timma888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: located in Michigan
Posts: 437
Icarus, sadly I think you are going to need to repaint. I battled some similar spots on mine for about a year and just decided to bite the bullet and repaint the jeep. If you don't want to have it done professionally, the rattle can method is really catching on. It looks weird, but many people like it. Good luck.
Timma888 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-11-2015, 06:17 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Its the whole hood, its been repainted and done badly. I don't know if a rattle can will look any better then it does now...
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 07:19 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
cjdarryl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 199
Rhino line it
cjdarryl is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,920
IMO there are a few options....and it comes down to what you are comfortable with...price and looks both figure into the equation.

There are the "hood louvers" that would help with cooling, but honestly if you don't have a heat issue (I never did with my TJ but some do) it would be more looks than anything. And it also wouldn't take care of the whole hood. same as the large "sticker" that goes in the center.

Two years ago I replaced the fenders on my TJ and I "shopped around" for the cost of painting them off the Jeep. The manufacture ships them bare metal, even if I prepped them I was still looking "about" $500-$600. My son in law is in the "body shop" bizz and said he could do them but the cost of paint was going to be almost $400. IDK if it is the Paint used on TJs or what but I have heard many similar price quotes.

I considered professional bed liner, but the cost and knowing that it would get torn up on the trail put me off of that idea.

I did go the rattle can route. My advantage was the TJ was red, and I went with the "Black Hammered" from Rustoleum. Using this imperfections are not as obvious, because of the "textered/ hammered" look. I had used this previously on the front and rear bumpers and the lower edge of the tub when I removed/ replaced fender flares.

IMO it was all right, but there was no way some one was going to think it was factory or regular "automotive paint". This type of painting by itself, or with the louvers or the large "sticker" that goes in the center of the hood may be the "cheapest/ easiest". Couple Pics to give ya an idea....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140521_151208.jpg
Views:	321
Size:	222.4 KB
ID:	2331009   Click image for larger version

Name:	20140521_151153.jpg
Views:	287
Size:	222.4 KB
ID:	2331017  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20140411_165555.jpg
Views:	298
Size:	227.5 KB
ID:	2331025   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0466.jpg
Views:	289
Size:	222.0 KB
ID:	2331033  

jp2611 is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 07:54 AM   #7
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,920
I did leave out prep is huge.....and with everything available over the counter now, prep is not as hard as it used to be. I wonder if that is why your hood is having issues now....the prep before the first "repaint" was not very good? I assume you guys up North can get most of the same products for this type of job? GOOD LUCK!!
jp2611 is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
I don't know what happened to the hood, I knew it was painted when I got it, but they polished it like I did to hid the fact the paint was bad
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 05:11 AM
Thread Starter
  #9
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Mines back to chalk in one season

Don't know if I should just save to paint the whole Jeep (I'll probably sell it before I do that) or try something different with the hood (wrap, paint, decal etc.)?
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:26 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Kota7x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: 92677 & 92004
Posts: 2,832
Sand off the old paint and wrap it. Ive had some wrap on my Scion and it has held up great without much maintenance. Actually thinking about doing some stuff on my Jeep with wrap.
Kota7x is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:32 PM
Thread Starter
  #11
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
A few friends suggested the same thing, I'm pretty lame with coming up with ideas to do it though. Should I wrap it flat black or some kind of graphic? (black Jeep)
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:55 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
blkrubi88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clayton NC
Posts: 33,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcarusLSC View Post
A few friends suggested the same thing, I'm pretty lame with coming up with ideas to do it though. Should I wrap it flat black or some kind of graphic? (black Jeep)
Add hood louvers.


__________________
I can only please one person a day and today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking good either!



CHRIS
blkrubi88 is online now   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:59 PM
Thread Starter
  #13
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
That was my original idea when I first noticed it before I tried the buff job that failed, but the paint issues are covering the whole hood now.

I'd need to paint or bedline the rest of the hood before I put them on. I wasn't sure how the engine etc would do being exposed to the elements more too with all the salt etc we get up here
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 04:29 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Shelby427's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lakeland FL and Hooversville PA
Posts: 2,382
Black is one of the worse for this. What's happened is the clear coat has broken down due to the UV of the sun. Only one "fix" and that's a repaint.
We'd see this a lot with folks who had one of those $149.00 paint specials done.
They'd use an economical (cheap) clear with no UV protection in it. And 6 months later they had a white paint job on the top surfaces.

Idea maybe. Check with one of the local body shops folks use a lot, ones with a good rep. Talk to the painter, maybe see if he would do it on the side if you removed and prepped it.
__________________
97 Sahara, 74 Renegade, 72 CJ5, 55 Willy's (the Beast) Boss 302, 6:34 gearing, Bose 901 speakers.
God I miss that Jeep. Forgot the kinda Jeep, 80 SX4.
Shelby427 is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 04:30 PM
Thread Starter
  #15
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Cheapest price I've gotten if I take just the hood in is $300+
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 07:38 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
LittleBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcarusLSC View Post
Cheapest price I've gotten if I take just the hood in is $300+
Good Lord that's a lot...

You could use the Meguiars ultimate compound then seal it with a UV protective clear coat... May work a little better.

Or...

Sand it all off and paint it yourself with some spray cans. You can get good results with spray cans but you have to be meticulous about prep, application, and finishing.
Though, it's not like painting with a paint gun suddenly makes it easy, there is a lot of work involved with paint and body and that's just how it is... I'd suggest visiting an autobody forum if you decide to paint it yourself (this is of course assuming you are not already an autobody master)
__________________
PSC XC DeFenders (- Flare), JW Speaker 8700 Evo II, LED Interior Lighting, Fog Light Delete, JKS 1.25" BL, Brown Dog's 1" MML, Silver 15x8 Ecco Wheels, 29" General Grabbers
Captains [Build] Log
LittleBunny is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 07:40 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
LittleBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timma888 View Post
Icarus, sadly I think you are going to need to repaint. I battled some similar spots on mine for about a year and just decided to bite the bullet and repaint the jeep. If you don't want to have it done professionally, the rattle can method is really catching on. It looks weird, but many people like it. Good luck.
Timma888, if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to have your jeep repainted?
__________________
PSC XC DeFenders (- Flare), JW Speaker 8700 Evo II, LED Interior Lighting, Fog Light Delete, JKS 1.25" BL, Brown Dog's 1" MML, Silver 15x8 Ecco Wheels, 29" General Grabbers
Captains [Build] Log
LittleBunny is offline   Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 08:08 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
agjake01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Maryland
Posts: 170
Could always plasti dip the hood after you clean it up. Dip holds up well and looks good (even) if you take your time and put a couple of coats on. Had it on the painted bumper of my 4Runner for two years and looked great when I pealed it off.

Cheap too.

Check out https://www.dipyourcar.com/


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
agjake01 is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 08:01 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Timma888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: located in Michigan
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleBunny View Post
Timma888, if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to have your jeep repainted?
3000 to do everything except the inside of the engine compartment. I already had the interior done with line x, so they did not do that either. hope that helps.
Timma888 is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2016, 04:08 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
LittleBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timma888 View Post
3000 to do everything except the inside of the engine compartment. I already had the interior done with line x, so they did not do that either. hope that helps.
Definitely! Thanks for the info, I have a better idea for when/if I get mine repainted down the road.
__________________
PSC XC DeFenders (- Flare), JW Speaker 8700 Evo II, LED Interior Lighting, Fog Light Delete, JKS 1.25" BL, Brown Dog's 1" MML, Silver 15x8 Ecco Wheels, 29" General Grabbers
Captains [Build] Log
LittleBunny is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 06:37 AM   #21
Jeeper
 
Timma888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: located in Michigan
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleBunny View Post
Definitely! Thanks for the info, I have a better idea for when/if I get mine repainted down the road.
OK, now I have to ask, what is your idea?? Please share I am intrigued.
Timma888 is offline   Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 09:13 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
LittleBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timma888 View Post
OK, now I have to ask, what is your idea?? Please share I am intrigued.
Whoops! Haha, I meant: thanks to you I now have a better idea of the ballpark costs I can expect if I decide to do a full repaint on my TJ. My post wasn't very clear :/

Thanks again
__________________
PSC XC DeFenders (- Flare), JW Speaker 8700 Evo II, LED Interior Lighting, Fog Light Delete, JKS 1.25" BL, Brown Dog's 1" MML, Silver 15x8 Ecco Wheels, 29" General Grabbers
Captains [Build] Log
LittleBunny is offline   Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 12:26 AM
Thread Starter
  #23
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
I got a piece of matte black vinyl to wrap it, but it came damaged Need to see if the seller will replace it or not...
__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 08:37 AM   #24
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Shwane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 63
If it was me, I'd order a hood louver from poison spyder then plasti dip the rest. You're back in business for less than 200 bucks.

You can see them here http://http://shop.poisonspyder.com/TJ-Hood-Louver-03-06-Black-PC-p/14-53-010-pc.htm
__________________
2002 Wrangler Sport
Shwane is offline   Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 09:26 AM   #25
Jeeper
 
Tjlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 103
What caused that is they applied the clear before the base was completely dry. There is no kind term fix die the existing paint. If you do decide to have it painted again make sure they strip that all off or you will have the same issue in a year.

There is even a slight chance that if you apppy bedliner over the top of that it may delaminate as well.
Tjlooking is offline   Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 01:17 PM
Thread Starter
  #26
Jeeper
 
IcarusLSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjlooking View Post
What caused that is they applied the clear before the base was completely dry. There is no kind term fix die the existing paint. If you do decide to have it painted again make sure they strip that all off or you will have the same issue in a year.

There is even a slight chance that if you apppy bedliner over the top of that it may delaminate as well.
I don't know what caused it. I don't want to add louvers as I drive it in the winter and don't need all the salt etc in there. I'm either gonna save to paint the whole Jeep, or get something different. This is what it looks like the other day (compared to my first post )
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hoodbad.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	124.9 KB
ID:	3296113  

__________________
Ϣr
IcarusLSC is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.