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I am gonna try and make this jeep a bit more presentable. I was thinking of just doing a plain dark gray and using caterpillar orange highlights for the lettering since I have my original badges. WHat paint should I go with? I can do a passing job from a can, usually. The door on my old Blazer(with the same freakin 2.8l POS as my 86 jeep!) used to be blue and the fender was red:

 

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I painted the flares on my XJ with Fusion...3 years ago. They still look great. Use the satin finish, not the gloss. Follow instructions (old plastic ~ wipe with ammonia, new plastic ~ wipe with mineral spirits.)

 

Can't be beat on plastic IMHO.

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Thanks for the replies, guys. Has anyone ever used Automotive engine enamel? That stuff seems very durable to me, if a tad expensive. I know I'll be using Caterpillar Engine yellow enamel on my badges. I was considering using Ford Gray enamel.

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I would get a cheap harbor freight paint gun and some cheap single stage equipment paint.

 

you can also spray rustoleum from a gun if you thin it a little.

 

If you are good with a can you will be better with a gun as you have far more control and the paint will lay alot better,it will also be much more durable.

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I would get a cheap harbor freight paint gun and some cheap single stage equipment paint.

 

you can also spray rustoleum from a gun if you thin it a little.

 

If you are good with a can you will be better with a gun as you have far more control and the paint will lay alot better,it will also be much more durable.

 

Something along the lines of this? What would be a good source of paint? I assume I will need to purchase the paint and a hardener?

 

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=44677

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I've used engine enamals on several projects and was quite pleased with the outcome.Although it wasn't done in laboratory controlled environment so no accurate test results, It did seem to be a little more durable. And to me, the color seemed a little richer. And for the paint gun, go with the HVLP set up. Not the old HP spray system. And darn it, USE A FACE MASK- RESPIRATOR. That stuff will screw up your lungs faster than 3 packs of smokes a day.

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I would get a cheap harbor freight paint gun and some cheap single stage equipment paint.

 

you can also spray rustoleum from a gun if you thin it a little.

 

If you are good with a can you will be better with a gun as you have far more control and the paint will lay alot better,it will also be much more durable.

 

Something along the lines of this? What would be a good source of paint? I assume I will need to purchase the paint and a hardener?

 

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=44677

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I would get a compressor if you don't already have one,its a good tool to have.

 

for paint check out Napa they will set you up and the prices arent bad.

 

for a gun I would get something like this they are about $20 and spray pretty good,not bad to start with.

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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=47016

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I will not be at my house for another 6-12 months. So I need something compact and portable. I have used air guns before, but only for detail work. But I do have a few years experience, so I should catch on quickly. What's the minimum flow I will need for typical car paint? What would you suggest I use?

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I've used engine enamals on several projects and was quite pleased with the outcome.Although it wasn't done in laboratory controlled environment so no accurate test results, It did seem to be a little more durable. And to me, the color seemed a little richer. And for the paint gun, go with the HVLP set up. Not the old HP spray system. And darn it, USE A FACE MASK- RESPIRATOR. That stuff will screw up your lungs faster than 3 packs of smokes a day.

 

If I get it in a can from NAPA, will I need to thin it for an HVLP system? Will this hold enough air for covering a Comanche?: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=65595

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I've used engine enamals on several projects and was quite pleased with the outcome.Although it wasn't done in laboratory controlled environment so no accurate test results, It did seem to be a little more durable. And to me, the color seemed a little richer. And for the paint gun, go with the HVLP set up. Not the old HP spray system. And darn it, USE A FACE MASK- RESPIRATOR. That stuff will screw up your lungs faster than 3 packs of smokes a day.

 

If I get it in a can from NAPA, will I need to thin it for an HVLP system? Will this hold enough air for covering a Comanche?: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=65595

 

no,you would need a compressor. that tank would probably run a gun for maybe a minute,you need to hold about 25psi continuously at the gun.

 

the paint will need reduced but reducer is also cheap,years ago i sprayed a sand rail with rustoleum and reduced it with paint thinner,it took forever to dry but it came out nice and cost me about $20.

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What spray did you use? I am wondering if the Enamels will take a set without being in a heat room. I am starting to lean towards Dupli-Color lacquer if I go spray can - they have a great fan-style nozzle and are still durable and there's no recoat window on lacquer.

 

Here is mine using a spray can. Still holding up like it was just done 3+ years later.

 

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Find an auto paint shop and pick up some PPG AUE-100 single stage paint. They can mix it for you in any color, and you add the hardener and shoot. It is relatively cheap, durable, and the glossy looks great. I painted a boat trailer with and it laid down smooth, and doesn't have a timeline on the recoat window. Cheap gun and aue-100 all the way jamminz.gif You can also paint it right over metal if I remember correct.

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Find an auto paint shop and pick up some PPG AUE-100 single stage paint. They can mix it for you in any color, and you add the hardener and shoot. It is relatively cheap, durable, and the glossy looks great. I painted a boat trailer with and it laid down smooth, and doesn't have a timeline on the recoat window. Cheap gun and aue-100 all the way jamminz.gif You can also paint it right over metal if I remember correct.

 

 

I am trying to find someone that will rent me a paint booth for a day. If that's the case, then the paint and the compressor issues are taken care of.

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