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Old April 16th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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so im looking at acquring the supplies needed to paint my rig..

wondering how much paint im going to need? (no spray can answers please)

Cage/Frame/Suspension/Axles are all going to be painted same color

Body (which consists of Comp Cut Tub/Grille/Hood) will be painted another color

how far does a quart get me? how about gallon? typically does the paint need to be thinned out before using?

Not sure yet if i want to go with a single stage or what.. so anyone with any tips looking for your input thanks..
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Old April 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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if your painting just the out side of jeep then its about 4-5 quarts depending on how many coats. if your not wanting a fancy job check TSC for tractor paint its tons cheaper and can be sprayed without much effort.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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I agree, tractor paint all the way if you are to proud to use rattle cans

It holds up reallly well... a gallon will MORE than cover what you are wanting, and yes, thin it
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Tractor paint is way easier to spray than automotive paint for sure. Kinda limited on colors though.
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You obviously know nothing.
you are so right! .. because coating the outside of my rig in bedliner is totally the whipshiznit! ..
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You obviously know nothing.
He knows bling... and bedliner is not bling :tonka:
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Eh, there right, needs to be thinned, a gallon of just paint before thinned is a lot of paint, and before you spray your rig, hose down a huge area around it with water
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Eh, there right, needs to be thinned, a gallon of just paint before thinned is a lot of paint, and before you spray your rig, hose down a huge area around it with water
was kinda waiting for you to pipe in :) .. how much paint would you say i need for coverage? for the frame/suspension? and for the body?
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2 or 3 quarts of unthinned paint should be enough to cover the body, for suspension, I have no idea of the amount of crap you will be covering, and I am not sure how well that paint will hold up without proper sanding and prime-ing so I would guess 2 quarts of unthinnned should be efficient
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He knows bling... and bedliner is not bling :tonka:

HAHAHA...the bedliner thing looks a whole hell of a lot better than a backyard spray bomb and holds up way better too.

Oh, and he can make it bling if he wants with bedliner.:tonka:
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Watch the wind also. Getting paint on your car/house or the neighbors car/house could end up costing you. Trust me it don't take much of a breeze and it can travel quite far.
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remember painting my cruzah? a thinned gallon went for about 20 coats. LOL. I painted my trailer with about 1/2 gallon, two heavy coats.
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usually reduce 1:1....so 1 gallon paint makes 2 gallons when reduced..thats a shitton of paint!! Tractor paint will do you just fine, cheap and easy to respray crapy areas. You should urethane prime parts that are going to be painted, as well as use a Wax and Grease remover prior to painting to avoig shitty looking final product. This is all relative however. basically A. clean all parts b4 paint/prime. b. clean all parts b4 paint prime. c. clean. d. paint lol. Im n school for auto body, but what do I know? haha
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Please dont forget, you cannot paint a perfectly flat surface, so either sand or scotch brite whatever you are painting, to many times I have seen home-brew paint jobs flake off and the owner wonder why it isnt sticking, and if you have cut anything, round off the corners, its hard for paint to stick to a sharp edge.
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I will be painting dune coons rig in a little bit (couple weeks) I can take pictures of anything you have questions about, I can take some pics of the air brushing if you wanna do that with tractor paint :tonka:


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I will be painting dune coons rig in a little bit (couple weeks) I can take pictures of anything you have questions about, I can take some pics of the air brushing if you wanna do that with tractor paint :tonka:


not really planning on tractor paint.. planning on HoK Tangelo ..
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