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Any words of wisdom painting the raised logos

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by CT, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. Aug 11, 2004
    CT

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    Any words of wisdom about painting the raised Jeep logo on the sides and the Willy’s logo on the tailgate? I am thinking free hand would be the way. Before I did it, just wanted to see if anyone has an easier way. What kind of paint did you use?


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  2. Aug 11, 2004
    Hippo393

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    Hi Cliff,

    I had good success using a duplicolor touch-up paint (avail. at AutoZone) on my '64's "JEEP" lettering. The hardest part is the whole 5 minutes of masking off each edge of each letter with masking tape. The Duplicolor touch-up comes with its own brush. Even if you don't tear off pieces of masking tape to cover the perimiter of each edge, a steady hand will make it look just fine. Perhaps have a paper towel or some thinner handy in case you mess up on a letter. Good luck!
    -Alan
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Any more advice for this topic? A few photos?
     
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    jeep peep69

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    I painted mine white then masked the raised letter face and trimmed with a razor blade then painted the body color and unmasked and shot the clear on.
     
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    garage gnome

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    I used a fine brush and did it free hand.
     
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    65seejayfive

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    Same here, I used a Duplicolor pen and just did it free hand. Took my time and it wasn’t too bad
     
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    Focker

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    My daughter hand painted them with a small artist's brush. Used whatever paint we had on the shelf...Or maybe it was model paint?
     
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    timgr

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    The factory used a roller.
     
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    iharding

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    I cheated and used vinyl stickers. Super easy.
     
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    70cj5134f

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    I used a foam brush,tried to keep I flat against the letters,ant perfect,but it was quick.
     
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    mortten

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    I used to do some truck lettering so I used a lettering quill and some 1-Shot lettering paint
     
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    colojeepguy

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    This is what I did too. They're on ebay, easy peasy & looks great!
     
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    Norcal69

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    I'm not finding any with the capital e's. I can find Jeep, but I need JEEP.
    Do you have a link by any chance?
     
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    colojeepguy

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    Hmmm, I don't see them either. Maybe they don't make them anymore? :shrug:
     
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    70cj5134f

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    A small paint roller, short nap,3-4in also works well?
    Don't over think it, it's a JEEP, ment to get scratched up, beat on, and rough housed!
    Have fun with it? To me a scratched up, dented, muddy CJ, is more impressive then a clean shinny perfect CJ.
     
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    Timber Cruiser

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    Norcal69

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    Keys5a

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    Back in the '80's was the last time I painted the raised letters. I peeled the paper off a cigarette filter and straightened a paperclip, poked though the center. Minature paint roller!
    It worked very well, and almost took more time making the "roller" than it did to apply the paint. An old-timer taught me that trick.
    -Donny
     
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    willie2323

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    my 71 did not have "JEEP" on the side by the V6 emblem, painted different than the vehicle from the factory...maybe because it was white?
     

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