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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Help Paint my Jeep!

My tub is pretty rough and will undoubtedly need MAJOR repair in the next few years, but in the mean time....it needs some color. The last coating of green (w/ previous black & metallic blue showing underneath) and my black touch up are TOO drab.
Since the Jeep and I are both children of the '70s, I thought a "tie-dye" paint job would be super cool. I saw a pic of a tie-dyed YJ/TJ from someone's Camp Jeep stash, but it was obviously a major high-end airbrush kinda job. I need a cheap spraycan/Rustoleum kinda thing that can be "touched up" as damage occurs. The only issue is, <font color=red>I can't find anyone that's documented the technique online (or anywhere else for that matter).</font color=red>

Any of you autobody guru's have any ideas??
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

Just buy white and bright color aerosol paint. Start with a big dot in the center and then keep making circles around it moving the can in a zig-zag pattern as you go around. Start some of the circles on the corners and edges so it's totally random.

If you want to save some labor, just buy the paint, mask everything off and let the neigborhood kids have at it. Make sure they're young enough that they can't spell and be tempted to write their names. Take it from sombody who has a unique Jeep, you'll never again be able to go anywhere without somebody knowing you were there.
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

[shaking head] dave, dave, dave... I'm diasppointed [/shaking head]

if you REALLY wanted the 70's look you could go PARTRIDGE style, and do it with a nice thick nap roller: Now THAT's a paintjob!!!

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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

Oh, and another thought just came to me... If you had a tie-dye Jeep, you're official song could be Alice's Restaurant!!!

"We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be
a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So
we took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW
microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed
on toward the city dump.

Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the
dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump
closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off
into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.

We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the
side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the
cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile
is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we
decided to throw our's down."

Especially the part about shovels and rakes and implements of desrtuction!!!
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

dave.. just bring her down... we'll be sure to paint something appropriate on her for you...
I see your looking for a bunch of bright colors... perhaps a nice big rainbow would be to your liking?
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

It seems keeping it a couple colors would be easier to touch up, those multicolor custom paint jobs take a ton of work to touch up. I like the partridge family idea that's really cool.

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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

<font color=blue>bluseman2a</font color=blue>:
Where in the WORLD did you find that picture?
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

Tractor supply has gallons af heavy equip. enamel for 19.95. Any color but John Deere yellow, mine already has that on the front fenders [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. We don't want twins at the Jam.
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

I was planning to use TSC Implement enamal since it's so tough. I just need to know HOW to do it.
But all I got so far (except for Taz) is a bunch of queers wanting me to paint my ride up like a Jeff Gordon car![img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Help Paint my Jeep!

I use spray cans and it looks decent enough as long as you do multiple coats and don't let it run. I think to do tydie you would have to start with a bright solid base coat. I am a child of the 70's too Dave and there were a bunch of ugly green vehicles made in the 70's...... Keep it green (or paint it a burnt copper or baby poop brown [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ) Seriously a multi-color job is going to be a pain to paint and a pain to touch up.
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