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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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5-ball vs. Rustoleum

Now that I've decided on Red and Tan for the 7, I'm gonna pick up some paint. I've decided this jeep is going to be spray painted. I know the arguments for and against it, but decided to go ahead for ease of touch up.

Now the question is, should I go with Krylon 5-ball since they will undoubtably have the same colors for the next few years (so it matches) or go with Rustoleum and hope they really are as good as they claim for preventing rust.

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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

I would suggest you pick a color of a farm inplement and go with that. International Red would be a good choice. The reason I say that is you can get it in gallons for dirt cheap and spray it with a gun and the color will be around forever. Even it you use spray cans, the color will stay fairly consistant and you will be able to get it at any farm supply store.

When I get around to painting mine, it will be John Deere Yellow. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

Bob,

I agree w/ Barfnick: go w/ implement paint - Int'l Harvester (or Ford - a little brighter) Red.

When I finally get around to painting my Scrambler, I'm going to go w/ the Ford Red.

In the long run, I'd guess it'll be cheaper to get a gallon of implement paint and a cheap spray gun than a couple of dozen spray bombs.
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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

I have used the implement paint forever, with great results. If not my next choice would be Krylon
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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

Actually, I own a pair of nice paint guns...but I was going to do the Jeep a bit at a time (fender here, fender there as I get the body work done). I've used the farm implement paint before (It's what I painted the Moonlight Rambler with--Ford Tractor Blue and White) and it works pretty decent. I was just trying to avoid having to trot out my equipment for every bit and piece....sigh, but you guys do make sense, darnit! LOL! Guess it's time for a trip to Car Quest and some Farmall Red and Naptha! On the upside, the stuff can be rolled or brushed in a pinch for the really quick touchups!

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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

Walmart-brand rattle cans.. $0.94 each. helps to keep the paint job under budjet [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] works for me!
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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

AMEN brother! I've used it almost exclusively on my "earned camo" scheme.

At just over $12 per case, you can't beat it. If I could just figure out a time to go that it's not packed, down to one register, and full of psycopaths, vagrants, & illegal aliens...it'd be a perfect world.

BTW, tell me about the pic of the FJ & Chevy shackles! IS that a front or rear Chevy shackle? (I could stand a longer shackle to negate some caster when I swap to Waggy leafs up front)
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Re: 5-ball vs. Rustoleum

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Don't do it. The stuff never seems to dry? or get hard?
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Ditto to the Farm store paint recommendation, good products.

Good luck!
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