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Re: what color to paint my CJ-5
Go with the camo rattlecan--hides dings, dents, rust and dirt quite well. That was my original idea before I found the Car Quest brand Tractor and Farm Implement Rust Prevenitive Enamel in gallon cans for $25. Enough to paint the jeep twice! It can be brushed, rolled, or thinned with a bit of Naptha sprayed! (that's how I did it--went on easy) Only downside is 3-4 days before you want to take it on the road and 30-60 before you want to wax it. Up side is easy touch up--you can use a brush and touch up minor nicks. I painted mine Ford Blue (the original color was some sort of powder blue) with Gloss white for the hardtop (that gets done this coming week). Still, if you go 5-ball (krylon) I like the camo idea....if you live where there is some snow you can throw some white in too--look on the net for pics of the Alaska National Guard and have a look at the M113s.......Hmmm.....one I've ALWAYS wanted to do on a jeep--CJ5 to be specific--is Zebra stripes in white and black. I know, super retro, but I like the look. To do right though would be a LOT of work!
Let us know what you do, and post pics if you can!