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Old 06-13-2011, 06:53 PM
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want to paint 93 yj

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Im wanting to paint my 93 YJ sometime soon, and do a little rust repair as well, but I really have no experience with this sort of thing.... The rust fixing shouldnt be an issue, but i dont know jack $#iT about auto painting. This may be a dumb question, but is it possible (or legal?) to just remove all the body panels, doors, and whatnot and paint them all, that way I can still drive it to and from work for a day or two while the paint is drying? Whats the best way to go about doing this? Also, for an amateur like myself, should I just go the rattlecan route or use a spray gun? I want to do a decent job, but I dont really want to invest a ton of time/money into it since it IS a jeep, and I tend to be a little hard on mine sometimes

Thanks for the help!

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I went the spray can route but if you're going down that road pick a color close to what you have and shoot what you see. I wouldn't waste time stripping torque bolts to get a professional looking paint job. Buy a newspaper tape the glass and have enough spray paint to do several coats. If you're going the sprayer route you'll need a place to do it, prep it, keep the air clean, and work work work. I just didn't have the patience, so I sprayed it.

As for legality it all depends on where you live, where I live (south Carolina) they could care less what panels your car is missing, but most states frown on that sort of thing.

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Also its not like were driving Cadillacs, its not supposed to be pretty.
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Paint doesn't take days to dry. No point in buying a spray gun if you don't have a masked off indoors place to spray it. If you're going to do it outside, you're just as well off doing it with a paint roller or spray can.
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Paint doesn't take days to dry. No point in buying a spray gun if you don't have a masked off indoors place to spray it. If you're going to do it outside, you're just as well off doing it with a paint roller or spray can.

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i also used rattle cans to paint mine
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I've kinda been tossing around the idea of just fixin up the few rust spots here and there and just using bedliner instead of actual auto paint... i figure it would be a helluva lot easier and be better at withstanding scuffs here and there from the random beer can sitting on it, or getting my canoe off and on it.
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Herculine the entire thing and forget about it
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I herculinered the whole front half, see picture by my name.

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