I have an 83 Cj-7 which is mostly stock. I am going to take it down this winter and redo the whole Jeep. One of the prodjects is to give it a new paint job. I would like opinions and suggestions on a good color to paint it. I am open to any ideas. The Jeep will have 4" lift, 33's, aluminum wheels and a new top (any color). It won't have a lot of fancy do-dads on it but will simple and hopefully cool. Any sugestions?
Gray primer then a few coats of metallic silver. Finish off with 4-5 coats of clear and it should allow enough protection to buff out any minor scratches. Of course you would need to use single stage paints and should use a good quality HVLP gun and a top notch respirator if you do it your self.
I am parital to Viper Yellow and 1969 Charger Red [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] - it looks red in some light and looks orange in another. I have my car painted with it and it mainly looks orange and turns red when it gets darker out. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
[img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]The dark green metallic Jeep used in the early '80's. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Then do top in a light beige or tan. Second choice (if going non-metallic) is bright candy apple red, but don't do red enamel - I don't think it holds up well to the sun.
Are you spraying yourself or having it done? Based on a thread a few days ago, I'm going to check out the local MAACO shop and see how good their $500 job is. (I understand MAACO quality varies considerably from franchise to franchise.)