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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best rattlecan paint?

I just discovered my old gallon of gloss black paint has dried to a gel and the hardener has turned into a block of plastic. I still have a quart of good self etching primer. I need to paint a rear quarter so I can get my girl back on the road. What would be the best spray can paint for gloss black? Krylon? Tremclad? I'm not concerned with years down the line, this old CJ body is on its last legs.
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

I've been pretty happy with Rustoleum. Less than $5 at most most hardware stores, probably less than that at Wallys.
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

may be over kill for what you are looking for, but vht wheel paint is great.

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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

I use Rust-Oleum on everything i paint on the Jeep. I love the stuff and seems to hold up very well
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

I like the Tractor and Implement paint from Tractor Supply. It's made by Valspar and I like it alot.
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

I really like Hammertie paint. Comes in the can, and you get get it in a flat finish, or textured. You can also get it in qts, thin it and spray it with a gun. I use it for everything on the jeep. It doesn't require primer, but I like to prime anyway. IT's great stuff very tough.
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

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I'm not concerned with years down the line, this old CJ body is on its last legs.

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In that case, then why not the cheap stuff?
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I'm not concerned with years down the line, this old CJ body is on its last legs.

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In that case, then why not the cheap stuff?

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I'm looking for the best of the cheap stuff!!
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

Here's another vote for Rustoleum. One reason I chose it was availability and it came in the color I wanted. Good adhesion and coverage, holding up well after three years or so, no problem getting more of the same if needed.
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Re: Best rattlecan paint?

I'll get out on the weekend and look for those brands. Its too cold this morning. Minus 37 and the wind is blowing. Drove my daughter to school, and after that I'm staying put. I'm also going to look at roofing compound as undercoating. A friend of mine used some sort of plastic roofing compound as undercoating and it worked really well. He mixed it with car paint and hardener and it turned out really solid. It might be a cheap coating for the inside of the wheel well where I did my repairs. I will use it without the car paint, as I don't have any that hasn't gone bad. There's a lot of salt on our roads in the winter. I should consider myself lucky that my last repairs held up 10 years.
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