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12-09-2008, 09:17 AM
i have toiled over the paint job on my project.originaly i thought forest green,my wife likes the 70's rootbeer brown and the boys hand down loves the camoflage.
do to the fact my compessor will not have enough power for my spray gun most likely it will be rattle can.
the question is can i get some pics on camoed rigs?
differnet patterns and color sceams is what i'm lookig for.
and my boys will be helping so they can say that they helped on the crewcab.
12-09-2008, 09:35 AM
No pics yet, but I did the new XJ in a camo with rust-o-leum satin in shell white, sage green and a light brown. Been on since Memorial w/e, no problems with it so far. Just sanded with 320 grit, a red scotch brite pad where the da wouldn't reach.used the shell white on the worst of the dents so they wouldn't be as noticable. Two coats covered nicely. Does not show everyday dirt that badly.
It will be at our state meeting on the 17th of January in Milwalkee at the Warn hub plant, on Pheasant. You would be welcome to come to the meeting and take a look, pics, whatever.:thumbsup: ;)
Got 4 cans of each color and still have about a can and a third left of each. Easy fix for brush scratches.
12-09-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm in the process of painting my J with Rustoleum enamel ($7 a quart) with foam brushes and foam (not nappy) 2-3" rollers. Use matching aerosol for corners and whatnot. Comes out very nice and MUCH thicker than spray paint, which will get chewed up quick on the trail. And you get WAY more paint in a quart than aerosol cans. Try it, you'll like it. Just..it will dry slower in humid climates, it's worked well for me here in the SW.
A coat of the reddish/brown rusty metal primer hides alot too and gives you a good sanding base fyi.
12-09-2008, 11:31 AM
the thicker the paint, the easier it chips. just thought i would throw in my .02
12-09-2008, 11:39 AM
You can use a very slow reducer with your paint. This way it will give your compressor more time to catch up without the risk of dry spraying.
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