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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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I need to paint (2) steel fenders and a steel Hood off of a Jeep CJ7.

*Any suggestions on what type of paint I should use? (Enamel, Acrylic, etc.).
*How much I will need for these items (Pint, Quart, Gallon)?
*Clearcoat or topcoat recommendations?
*Where is a good paint supplier in Genesee County/Northern Oakland county area?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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Depends on how much work you want to put in them. If not much I would recommend the acrylic enamel from PPG. With this you mix the reducer, paint, and hardener all in one. This gives a decent sheen and you don't put a clear coat. I don't know if that can be sanded and polished though. If your looking for much nicer(more work) paint then they have an acrylic urethane I think they call it that you mix with reducer then put a clear coat afterward you can then wet sand and polish the clearcoat to a show finish. Those are the only two that I've ever sprayed. Also be sure to do all the right prep work for any paint. I found out the hard way. I took some shortcuts on the hood and now its starting to peel at some stress points. Sucks especaily after spending tons of time wetsanding and polishing.

I don't know of any place in Flint. I get mine at westside paint in Bay City.

To paint this jeep.
<---- I bought 1 gallon of the AU (2 gallons sprayable mixes 1:1 with reducer) and it took 3 quarts of the one gallon to spray everything including two sets of doors.

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Old June 11th, 2008, 06:16 AM   #3
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I'd go with a urethane if it were me just cause it will last longer. PPG's Omni has the most reasonable price of course there is more expensive stuff out there as well....... If you are dealing with a solid color a single stage urethane would save you the time and expense of having to topcoat your color coat. You're gonna want around 1/2 gallon of sprayable material-that will give you some extra material in case you make a mistake and have to reshoot.

the only dedicated autobody supplier left in Flint is Painter's Supply and Equipment on Richfield east of Dort. I've also heard secondhand the carquest on Fenton rd. south of Bristol carries paint supplies.
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rustoleum, enamel, tractor supply, 27 a gallon.
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I use acrylic enamel. I prefer to shoot once and not have to deal with clearcoat. I would say a quart of paint would be plenty for a hood and 2 fenders.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll stop by the places in Flint and check pricing and availabilty to make my final decision.

The final bridge I have to burn is the color. The fiberglass body and steel doors are already painted a dark shade of Purple (I know, I know, the jokes are never ending about the Purple Jeep). I have a sample for the paint supplier to match, but I know its not gonna be a perfect match. If figure a little mud on the Jeep after I'm done will do the trick.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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I used sherwin williams auto paint. You use a reducer with the paint and Its a coupla coats only. no clear coat. I got a beutiful "professional" look that was my first paint job ever. Just remember prep is every thing.
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There is a paint out there that you put on with a roller in very thin coats that looks like a million dollars. wished I knew where I saw it on the web.
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So far I have preped the metal by sanding the rust, using Rust Mort, then feathering a few pits with some Bondo. Its a real lite Bondo covering, just to fill the rust pits. Then I have primered the hood and wet sanded. I'm not a body/paint guy so if there is something else to preping I am open to suggestions.
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Ok found the link I read some time ago
http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...0&fpart=1&vc=1
Something you might try for a cheap paint job and lots of work....

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Ok found the link I read some time ago
http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...0&fpart=1&vc=1
Something you might try for a cheap paint job and lots of work....
Thanks for the link...wow that sounds like a lot of work. But $50 is cheap!
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Did you strip the old paint? If not did you at least use wax and grease stripper on the paint before the primer? Your going to want to use sealer on the primer before any paint. And remember if there is any rust left under the paint it will be back. Its just a matter of time.
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Did you strip the old paint? If not did you at least use wax and grease stripper on the paint before the primer? Your going to want to use sealer on the primer before any paint. And remember if there is any rust left under the paint it will be back. Its just a matter of time.
I used the hand grinder to get all the rust spots. Then I took some scotch bright to all the painted surfaces. Then I washed the fenders with some grease-cutter and water. It was the purple stuff you get from Autozone and mix it with water.

What type of sealer do you recommend? Is it spray on in a can or something else?
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I used the hand grinder to get all the rust spots. Then I took some scotch bright to all the painted surfaces. Then I washed the fenders with some grease-cutter and water. It was the purple stuff you get from Autozone and mix it with water.

What type of sealer do you recommend? Is it spray on in a can or something else?
sealer is a 2-part catalyzed mix, at least the stuff i have used is.
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