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Heading Into The Body Shop

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by 72CJ5_NJ, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Mar 25, 2018
    72CJ5_NJ

    72CJ5_NJ New Member

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    Im taking my '72 into the shop this week to get a full paint color change and get the body work done and cleaned up. Im excited to finally get this project done after 10 years. Does anyone have any suggestions of things to get taken care of or to do while I have it there aside from the obvious? Im hoping to learn something I havent thought about. Thanks
     

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  2. Mar 26, 2018
    iharding

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    I’m looking forward to doing this someday. I envision taking a tub, fenders, a tailgate and hood in to get painted. I can’t imagine painting one all in one piece.

    Other than the hidden rust and cracks that will show up I can’t think of anything to add really. Show us how it comes out!
     
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    fesser

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    No advice here. Just wondering what color you are going with?
     
  4. Mar 29, 2018
    72CJ5_NJ

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    Skyway Blue...we live by the beach so Im thinking the color will really stand out!
     
  5. Jun 22, 2018
    72CJ5_NJ

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    here is the new color... finally found the original seats and are getting those done now. I'll post some final pics
     

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  6. Jun 22, 2018
    timgr

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    Very sharp! (y)
     
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  7. Jun 22, 2018
    mike starck

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    this is one way to do it. Painter liked doing it that way. IMG_0090_1 (Small).JPG
     
  8. Jul 18, 2018 at 12:53 PM
    loootninja

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    I've been pondering this a lot and think I'm going to prime everything and then dip the jeep where it isn't raptor lined. It's completely DIY'able, totally custom, looks great, it's way cheaper, and you can peel the color up by section if you scratch it on the trail. Or just peel the whole thing if you get tired of the color.

    Edit: Obviously I'll paint anything that sees heavier duty (engine, trim, etc.) but for the tub and hood areas I think this could be a game changer!
     
  9. Jul 18, 2018 at 1:16 PM
    Focker

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    Are you going to buy the applicator gun?
     
  10. Jul 18, 2018 at 3:10 PM
    loootninja

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    Assuming you're speaking to me....maybe. I've got access to a compressor large enough for the job but I'd have to trailer the tub to it. The gun seems reasonably priced and the finished product seems legit. Why do you ask?
     
  11. Jul 18, 2018 at 4:18 PM
    Focker

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    I love Plasti-Dip...I just haven't pulled the trigger on buying the gun (sorry for the pun). I have a friend you bought it and he did a Corvette that he races. It turned out great.
     
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  12. Jul 18, 2018 at 4:47 PM
    loootninja

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    Stoked ya it seems like a pretty awesome way to go.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2018 at 9:56 AM
    iharding

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    My boy went crazy with plasti-dip on his car, I figured it was OK since you can just peel it off later... well if it stays on for a while, the peeling doesn't work anymore. It comes off in tiny pieces. It seems to lose its elasticity which may be fine if you don't plan on taking it off. It's not super resistant to scrapes and gouges like bedliner. It's kind of a weird product. I like it on tool handles though.
     
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  14. Jul 19, 2018 at 2:50 PM
    loootninja

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    It seems to be important to lay it on in several coats, and obviously prep the surface well. In addition, they recommend you use their maintenance spray pretty often, probably for that reason. No more often than one would wash a car though. I concede it's not as tough as bed liner, nor should it be. I think the ability to quickly fix a scratch negates that well enough. I have been finding uses for it on smaller scales as well. Give me a second and I'll upload a picture of the gas tanks I just did.

    Here it is:
     

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