Looking for parts for your Jeep Wrangler TJ? Checkout the selection of TJ parts Amazon has to offer, many with 2-day Prime shipping!
Click the image below to browse TJ parts on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Good post , not a bad suggestion.I had a 1974 FJ40 that I painted with rattle cans. I washed it, prepped it and masked off all the glass. I don't remember how many cans it took. It came out all right for what it was. It lasted a few years before I sanded the whole thing down an painted it the right way.
Not sure of your location, but maico occasionally runs specials around here for 399.00 paint jobs. If you prep it yourself and bring it to them it will come out decent.
Remove the flares, mirrors, wiper arms and any body trim pieces.
Good post. Sem satin trim paint would be good, but nearly $20 a can.Once over with sand paper. Scratch the hell out of it.
If using rattle can you'll be much happier if you do a flat black.
Flat black hides imperfections much better.
Durability? Depends on how many coats and brand of paint. I'm very serious. Dollar store not so long.
Rustoleum...krylon....lots of coats. Not too close either.
Camel hair brush and heated paint is how they use to hand paint the old bright red double decker buses in London England I am sure many used to brush paint vehicles years ago in US but nobody would have the patience these days to get a good finish when a rattle can is instant.We BRUSH painted a '63 GMC 1 ton with RustOleum in about 1977. Came out surprisingly well...
We can't get a house painter sober long enough.Camel hair brush and heated paint is how they use to hand paint the old bright red double decker buses in London England I am sure many used to brush paint vehicles years ago in US but nobody would have the patience these days to get a good finish when a rattle can is instant.
Looks good.I used rattle cans on my hood, front fenders and grill. Duplicolor... it was 3 cans just for my hood... and I could have used a 4th. Takes more than you think. I just masked it all off... sanded it down, 2 coats primer, 3 coats colour, 3 coats of clear coat. Looks good... a few of my learnings... I didn’t sand fine enough and some marks are still evident, buy more than you need... you can alway return it... take time to prep... that is 90% of the time... the spray is the payoff...View attachment 195502
I rattle canned my old 92 CBR F2 back in the day. Passed the 50/50 test. Similar to the stage distance.There were people who didn't believe it - it looked great at stage distances. However, by about 1979 or so, the paint was BADLY oxidized... School bus orangish-yellow!