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Gloss Or Semi Gloss?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Kz400, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 15, 2018
    Kz400

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    I'm almost ready to paint, (66 cj5) should the following items be gloss or semi gloss?


    Transmission cover plates
    Windshield frame
    Seat brackets
    Shift levers
    Dash grab handle

    It appears the trans, tcase, pedal arms and skid plate were un painted, is that correct?
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2018
    Mark Wahlster

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    You can paint the dash grab handle any color you want as they were not a stock item. Windshield frame is body color.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018
    Kz400

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    Eary jeeps came offthe line with black windshields and hinges[​IMG] [/IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] /IMG]
     
  4. Apr 15, 2018
    sterlclan

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    the boys 70 had a black frame on it when he got it it was semi gloss,the floor and seat brackets will look better in semi
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018
    Keys5a

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    Sorry, but the Kaiser windshield frames were gloss black from the factory, grab bars were either gloss black or chrome, and were "Jeep Approved" options. The floor plates and seat brackets were also gloss black.
    The gloss black was enamel, not the "wet look" gloss of base/clear.
    -Donny
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2018
    Oldriginal86

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    The one I bought from the dealer came black in the bag.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018
    Kz400

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    Thanks, I found lots of info about being painted black but no one differentiated gloss vs semi gloss.
     
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    Oldriginal86

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    Sorry, gloss black , but as Key said enamel not wet look. I repainted it using Krylon gloss and was a real close match.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2018
    Kz400

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    I assume the "wet look" is a 2 stage (base and clear) vs a single stage (one shot, wet sand and buff) ?
     
  10. Apr 15, 2018
    Danefraz

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    my 69 had been repainted to body color by the PO.

    I had it PC'd gloss black.

    I bought another locally of CL that's original to a 68 and is gloss black, I think under the dinge of dust and fade.

    -edit-

    Window frames
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2018
    timgr

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    They were available in chrome or painted (black generic enamel).
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018
    Mark Wahlster

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    LOL Sorry did not see where it was a Kaiser Jeep the forum was Early Jeep Restoration and Research to me that means Early Jeep as in Willys Had I known the OP was talking about a CJ-5 I would not have even offered a comment. And Willys came with body color frames.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2018
    Steve's 70-5

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    When I redid mine, used POR-15. Gloss black
     
  14. Apr 16, 2018
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    Kaiser made 3B's which are Early Jeeps in my opinion.
     
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    Keys5a

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    The latest 3B was made by Kaiser. I'm still looking for an 8105 serial tag from a '64.
    -Donny
     
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    71CJ54WD

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    How’s that por15 holding up to sun light?
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    After I finished my frame, I set it outside for 6 months next to my garage. It has been in the garage since then. It looks good
     
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  18. May 17, 2018
    71CJ54WD

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    Good to know. I have been using Masterchem HAMMERITE a lot. I don't believe it is moisture cured like POR15 but it seems nice so far. Only time will tell if its as tough as POR15 though.
     
  19. May 17, 2018
    Keys5a

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    I replied to a similar question recently saying Rustoleum Gloss Black should be very close to what was originally used for the windshield frame, seat frames, floor plates, levers, pedal arms, etc. This paint will "weather" a bit in a year or two, but still protect the parts from rust.
    -Donny
     
  20. May 24, 2018
    timgr

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    Note that gloss enamel from a spray can (Hammerite, Ace, Rustoleum and such) is not as glossy (nor as durable) as the 2K paints used for automotive exteriors. I'd expect spray bomb gloss enamel would be very close to what was used for windshield frame, seat frames, floor plates, levers, pedal arms, etc. I like the spray paint from Ace hardware - they also have a "satin black" which you could test for this purpose.
     

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