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Old 06-18-2018, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am finally putting the jeep together and it starts with the paint. I have sanded everything and now have 90% of it in Omni epoxy primer. Please tell me that it get easier from here Sanding all these parts absolutely sucks and has to be the worst part of this entire project. Next i am applying feather fill G2 and then wet sanding with 400 and top-coating after that, seems like I am a long ways away.







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Old 06-18-2018, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what are you sanding with ?
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what are you sanding with ?
Just to lay the epoxy down I sanded with 180 on a board and DA. Some shit I did by hand like the grill.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Epoxy should only be used as a sealer for adhesion. Sands like shit. I do one coat of epoxy then 2k on top of that. You're gonna hate life sanding ff with 400.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Epoxy should only be used as a sealer for adhesion. Sands like shit. I do one coat of epoxy then 2k on top of that. You're gonna hate life sanding ff with 400.
OK good so its not just in my head that it sucks lol. I have been reading the FF G2 clogs up the paper real fast, I have yet to spray any. If its within the recoat window can I just spray FF over the epoxy with only scuffing using red scotch brite? I was going to start with 220 and work my way up to 400 wet on the FF.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What throw is the D/A?
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No idea some Eastwood 6"
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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G2 won't be bad knocking it down w 220 first. Just make sure you guide coat after the 220 so you can see the scratches. Red scuff pad is fine to prep the epoxy. I've had featherfil sand really easy and like a brick, I think it depends on humidity and the hardener ratio.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Fix your pictures.

Here is what I did.

80 grit to bare metal
Epoxy primer
High build primer
Sand high build with 180 then 400
Epoxy sealer. Just epoxy thinned 10%
3 coats of base
4coats of clear.
1k wet sand
1,500 wet sand
2k wet sand
3k wet sand
Buff

It sucks and is a lot of work. I had to re spray my roof 5 times before it came out right.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When I painted my truck, I quickly came to the realization that there is a reason body and paint work is expensive. Sanding sucks, waiting for primer/paint to dry sucks, cleaning the gun every time you use it sucks, etc.

It quickly went from "How hard can it be?" to "What have I gotten myself into??"

That being said, it is a very rewarding process, especially when you tell people you did it yourself.
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It's a Jeep for crying out loud, get some Rustoleum and Acetone and go to town
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Walmart sells flat black paint, $0.99/can. that is the only thing I would paint a jeep with- and I like jeeps.

Get yourself a spray handle that fits the can and go to town. If you want they sell clear coat spray cans too.

Its a jeep, sand it with a brick- paint it with a broom
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It's a Jeep for crying out loud, get some Rustoleum and Acetone and go to town
This, fucking this.

Save some money, buy a gallon, and use a brush.

Fuck you Earl Shieb.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For sanding off paint, I've read many swear by this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

along with this

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It's a Jeep for crying out loud, get some Rustoleum and Acetone and go to town
Why so exotic?

Plain old water-based or solvent based exterior latex.

Pour some right on flat surfaces, spread with a brush and finish with a foam roller.

Do it in the shade.

Let it cure in the sun. Try not to get it rained on during that time.

In a week it is hammer-tough.

Any rust showing, spot treat with Rustoleum red primer.

Here is a formula for Behr OD green. I don't remember if the color is CARC or 24087.

Behr Ultra exterior semi gloss
Base 5853
Colorant _oz_ 384th
CL 0 20
DL 0 78
KXL 0 208
LL 11 84
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It's a Jeep for crying out loud, get some Rustoleum and Acetone and go to town
Yup.

400 sandpaper?

Put some 36 on a DA and go to town.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Rustoleum!!
Scratched Many times!!
Touch up is easy!!!


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Its a jeep, sand it with a brick- paint it with a broom
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Actual spray painting is 5% of painting a car / truck.

Welcome to epoxy hell. No machines. Or very low RPMs


Save time: sand a bit, spray same color, buff, done.
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To all of you saying go ahead and rattle can it. I have been working on this project for a long time so keeping it rust free is important to me. The problem is once you get started it's very easy to get bogged down with the little things. A scratch or dent your going to repair real quick ends up happening on every panel you touch. It's going to get used so I don't need show quality I just need it good enough to look well put together.

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Walmart sells flat black paint, $0.99/can. that is the only thing I would paint a jeep with- and I like jeeps.

Get yourself a spray handle that fits the can and go to town. If you want they sell clear coat spray cans too.

Its a jeep, sand it with a brick- paint it with a broom
i like those 99c wallmart spray cans i buy them by the case
comes flat black and shiny black

12$ paintjob
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To all of you saying go ahead and rattle can it. I have been working on this project for a long time so keeping it rust free is important to me. The problem is once you get started it's very easy to get bogged down with the little things. A scratch or dent your going to repair real quick ends up happening on every panel you touch. It's going to get used so I don't need show quality I just need it good enough to look well put together.
^ these are not the same. Tractors are kept rust-free without 7 coats of clear and 3000 grit sanding.
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got her done over the weekend. Not a great job but not terrible either





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