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Old 04-05-2011, 07:50 PM
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Help Me With A Paint Color!!!!

Ok i been looking and i found this beautiful 3 stage blue i was going to do BUT i got to thinking. Im going to lift and off road this jeep also and i dont want to worry about putting a dent or scratch in it soooooo here is where i need some advice. What color/kind of paint could i paint it thats cheap but still looks ok, im talking spray can, auto paint any thing that i can do for nothing but looks good cause this is my daily driver. i dont want to spend more then 100 and what color?

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Well...
there are a couple of pretty popular options in that category

BUT first, I have to ask why you're repainting it? Are you sure that a good wax & buff wouldn't make it pretty again? Elbow grease can work miracles.

Two "styles" that have become quite popular lately are both rattle can jobs.
OD Green (satin) with black trim
Satin Black
Note, I said SATIN, not flat.

You'll still need to properly clean and prep it before you squirt it with anything and a rattle can job is going to be not only more expensive than you may think, it's not nearly as easy to do as it sounds. It's a big project and by the time you've done about half of a front fender your "trigger" finger is going to be screaming for mercy.

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well if you can use a spray gun go to tsc and buy a gallon of whatever tractor paint you like its pretty good paint and its cheap but you still have all the prep work but you can touch it up anytime
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I'm going with a satin/matte black on my rig because its mostly black already and its going to see 99% of its use on trails
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SEM trim black,satin easy tough up.lauqer based .self etching .dosent peel like other cheap paints.hides blemishes .durable. 1 coat coverage but 2 coats to be sure.
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SEM trim black,satin easy tough up.lauqer based .self etching .dosent peel like other cheap paints.hides blemishes .durable. 1 coat coverage but 2 coats to be sure.
Geeze... you're the FIRST person other than me to call out for SEM!

Unfortunately, he said he wanted to keep it under $100. Unless he were able to buy it in a gallon and shoot it with a gun, he is going to go WAY over that with rattle cans at $12 each.

But crtaylor is right. SEM Trim IS amazing paint!
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It's a big project and by the time you've done about half of a front fender your "trigger" finger is going to be screaming for mercy.
Most places that sell spray cans also sell an adapter to make it trigger spray instead of those little spray buttons. lol
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I just painted mine last week with 6 cans of Krylon Semi-Flat Black. I did a little bodywork patching on a few spots but I was really happy with the outcome. The greatest part is that I can touch up the paint on-the-go.

Right after I painted it I filled it up with gas and spilt the normal ammount out under the license plate. I wiped the gas off at the gas station with a towel and the paint came off. I then went into the Jeep and grabbed the can and touched up the spot. No one would ever know.

I also got spray happy and sprayed my 5 month old son's SUV black too.

The nice part about the semi-flat spray paint is that you don't get the overspray lines that you will get with a gloss. My paint job isn't perfect, but for $40 I'm happy!!!

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^^^^your Jeep looks bad A$$
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That is really smooth for a spray can job I definitely don't have the patience for all that! Looks great!!!
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Aww... c'mon, you could do it!!!
It does look good!!
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No trust me I got impatient tinting my marker lenses haha! And now they need to be redone lol
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Oh man, THAT's just pitiful!
How do you redo marker lenses? Metal, I can see how it can be stripped off but plastic.. hmm.. that might be a mess
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I went with the satin OD green. It turned out pretty good for my first paint job.
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I like the Satin Green.Spray cans do have amazing nozeles these days .just look at some of the graffitty on the railways.
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i really like that paint job its about what i wanted, how bad is it to scratch up? the reason im repainting is the clear is chipping and its rusting in certian spots and i dont feel like spending alot of money tring to cut out the rust and weld in patch panels. i also want to be able to scratch it and just touch it up easyly.


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I just painted mine last week with 6 cans of Krylon Semi-Flat Black. I did a little bodywork patching on a few spots but I was really happy with the outcome. The greatest part is that I can touch up the paint on-the-go.

Right after I painted it I filled it up with gas and spilt the normal ammount out under the license plate. I wiped the gas off at the gas station with a towel and the paint came off. I then went into the Jeep and grabbed the can and touched up the spot. No one would ever know.

I also got spray happy and sprayed my 5 month old son's SUV black too.

The nice part about the semi-flat spray paint is that you don't get the overspray lines that you will get with a gloss. My paint job isn't perfect, but for $40 I'm happy!!!

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Jemnem21 can you post some more pics please!! looks good!
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Jemnem21 can you post some more pics please!! looks good!
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This was what it looked like just before I painted it:
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Looks like you did a pretty good job.

How do YOU like it?
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Looks like you did a pretty good job.

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I love it! Easy touch up cause it's not a gloss. It's a semi-flat so I don't have the easy scratching and wearing that the flat colors will have. I get a lot more looks now than I did with the Islander blue that it originally had.
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Not to bother you anymore but what was the prep like? anything special?
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Not to bother you anymore but what was the prep like? anything special?
First, it's not a bother to help someone on the forum. It's my pleasure! I've had a lot of guys help me with some problems over the past few months.

The body work took me about 8 hours of patching, sanding, etc. But that depends on how much body work you would be doing, if any.

Besides priming the bondo, the only other prep was masking off the windows, taillights, headlights, etc. I spent about two hours with that prep work. About an hour spraying (my brother helped with the spraying so that went a little quicker.)
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no sanding of the original finish, wax/grease remover, tack cloths or any of that kind of thing?
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rookie11 have anymore pics of your paint job? I'm liking the satin OD green.
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no sanding of the original finish, wax/grease remover, tack cloths or any of that kind of thing?
No, I didn't sand the whole thing, grease remover, etc. But if you are looking for a perfect paint job with no dust particles at all and absolute adhesion with no problems at all, then I would do all of those things. But again, it's a Jeep, it's going to get scratched and the paint will peel. That's what is great about the spray can.
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Well, i guess it's all in how you look at it.
Even if it IS just a Jeep.

If I were going to go through all of the work and expense to do something, I'd try to do it right the first time so I wouldn't have to do it over and over again. Especially when it's just elbow grease.


I can imagine nothing worse than hitting your vehicle with a pressure washer after a weekend of wheelin and having a whole sheets of paint blow off...

but hey.. it's not MY Jeep
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Some of us are jeepers that are kinda like cats,want to be nice and clean and look specktacular,some of us are dogs and dont really care about all the shine cause we are mean,wicked and wild when we hit the trail , pure son of a biscuits to our machines,I'm one of those. Hell yeah, I would never put lot of work on a paint job ,cause i'm gonna put it through hell,brush,mud,rocks. pure fun ,ya should of sanded it first though,other wise as kate said ,it might come off in the car wash.
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Even a scatch pad would of been better than nothing.hope it wont give you a problem
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gennybro has a point though. Some people just don't give a schmidt. I have friends like that. They take their junk out and tear the hell out of it, do half assed repairs to it and do it all over again the next time. They have a blast.

I have WAY too much invested in mine and have always been the kind of person who takes care of my toys because I never know if I can replace something if I fawk it up. I take pride in my equipment too... but that's just how I was raised. That doesn't mean that I don't take it out and play hard in it though. But I do try to avoid damage if I can.

My dad taught me that it's better to take care of things and make them last than to abuse them and lose them.

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