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Anybody ever tried military paint? Surplus city has it for 30 a gallon. Just wondering how it easy it would be to apply, durability, resistance to trees and rocks?

 

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haha. Does it seem to be resistant to scratchs? I'm looking for something that I can spray myself and isn't going to require a lot of expertise. You wouldn't happen to know what you reduce it with or what a good product would be?

 

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Okay so I can get in flat colors which is good. The yellow curb stuff would be cool, but its going to part hunting vehicle/part evasive radar vehicle (haha) and I would something between a brown and tan. I guess I'm stuck beteen the "field" grade and "garrison" grade. Is field the one to get? I have access to a compressor and spray gun and its something I've always wanted to try. Will the military paint go the sprayer all right? I'll probably get a couple gallons and do it up well. If a sprayer isn't a good idea I seen home depot has the sponge rollers like what you get with herculiner.
Now is it just the carc paint that will stain, or is it all military paint?
Which is better hammerite smooth for 50 a gal or military for 30 a gal? I'm thinking military but I'm not sure. Thanks for all the input!



 

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Thanks, this is a ton of info.
Well I want to avoid anything toxic, so carc is out (darn I was going to try to avoid some tickets too!)
I want something flat, like the sand color, maybe a little darker. I'm going to paint my rims the same color with the black accent (like you freak accident), and something I never have to put wax on or polish it. I'm tired of polishing my yj everytime a leaf rubs against it.
So, Gillespie brand sounds like the better brand. Drew, does this have the carc stuff in it?
One thing that i'm really concerned about that somebody mentioned was spilling oil based liquids on it and staining it. I would imagine that touching up the spot would be hard because the oil would probably soak in the paint? I don't know, just quessin.
What about dupont or ppg paint, is this stuff durable and is it cheap?


The camo sheets don't sound bad, kinda expensive, but don't sound bad.

If military and flat paints scratch and stain easily, what would be another alternative for something that is cheap and applies fairly easily?

 

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Thanks everybody for all the info. I think I will go with something like ozark was talking about. Find some cheap auto paint and spray it on, maybe even some rustolum. The military paint is priced right but has too many variables. If anybody has any particular brand names to ask for at the local parts store let me know. Thanks again ken


 

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I was about to ask if you had a pic, and then I seen your attachment. EXCELLANT! Thats exactly how I want mine to look with the exception of painting the wheels either tan or black. How does the paint hold up? Have you noticed if it stains? How resistant is it to brush and tree limbs? (I tread lightly but sometimes stuff gets in your way) What about durability, how often do you figure on repainting it? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to decide on whether to get some or not. thanks ken


 

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Have you ever stained it or anything like that? Is something that I can get two or three years out of? Reason I ask is I have so many mods and ideas that I want to do, I don't know when I would have the time again. This is no shine and show jeep (haha), nothing chrome, just tan an black and everything functional. Unfortunely I have a show and shine wrangler, and thats for the buildup of the 7, too take its place.

 

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I don't know, I think I might try to find something the same price, If I can't though I'll get the military paint. Its a tough choice. Anyhow thanks for all the help. Once I do paint it I'll post a pic of it, later ken

 

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RE: Found some paint

Getting close to painting now and figured I would do some price checking. Found some mason paint made by Dupont in light buckskin. Its a enamel paint. For a gallon of the paint, gallon of reducer and some hardner I can be out the door for 54.24 with tax. Sounds pretty good. Anybody had any luck with this paint? I've heard dupont has a pretty good reputation. And light buckskin should be pretty close to tan. I'm going tomorrow to look at the color chart. later ken
 
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