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Which Black Paint?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Ray Hogan, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Sep 22, 2019
    Ray Hogan

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    I’ve got an old grab bar stripped for new paint and a new rear view mirror. I’m shooting for the current old look of my ‘63’s black paint on the windshield frame, etc. I don’t want the shiny gloss black or the too dull flat black. Is there a specific inbetween, maybe “matte” or “semi gloss”, that comes closest to matching existing old black paint? Thanks, Ray.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    I bought one from my local jeep dealer in 1978, shiny black paint.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2019
    timgr

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    Ace has a Satin Black in a spray can that may work for you. The spray bomb enamels will not be overly shiny, compared to modern clear coat.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2019
    Ray Hogan

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    Well i’m sure a new one is shiny black, i’m Just going for an “aged” look.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    Rick Whitson

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    Like Tim says, Satin, the new low gloss black, not semi gloss, not primer, just dull black, looks good. Good Luck
     
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Any new paint you mix and spray is tons better than the old laquer or enamel paint. They were gloss when new but the gloss wasn’t as glossy as new paint is now. The satin look is age and the type of paint used when new. A good auto body supply should be able to add a little flattening agent to a gloss black and give you the desired satin look.
     
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    The one I like a lot is the Ace rust stop...it is really hard...pretty impressive for a spray can
     
  8. Sep 23, 2019
    Ray Hogan

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    Thanks, I’ll head to “Ace”
     
  9. Sep 23, 2019
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    The original mirror mount, grab bar, and windshield frame were gloss black, but not like today's "wet look" glossy. The original gloss black was just straight enamel.
    If you are looking for a semi-gloss black, my go-to is Rustoleum semigloss black, # 7777. It takes a couple days to fully cure/dry, but it is very durable.
    -Donny
     
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    IMG_20190716_100632428.jpg SEM Trim Black. #39143 (I think). From automotive paint store. Nice satin finish, good hiding, tough and once dried, resistant to chemicals. I used it all over the jeep. Front bumper, winch & plate, valve cover, headlight rims, etc.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2019
    Lockman

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    Very nice restore on your '65 , sir. I dig the welting on the grill top hood rest.
     
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    Greevesman

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    Original stuff as much as possible!
     
  13. Oct 9, 2019
    IRQVET

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    Very nice look on Greevesman's Jeep. I've always like the dark satin look on Jeeps.
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2019
    shadetreetim

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    I like to use John Deere Blitz Black paint. It is a Suede/Satin Black that has a UV Blocker so it doesn't fade over time. It is designed to be used with or without primer.

    John Deere uses it to paint the inside of wheelwells. Available at any John Deere dealer or online.
     
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  15. Oct 9, 2019
    Hellion

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    I was using Rust-Oleum as my go-to also, especially because it's available everywhere and by it's name, is designed to be painted over rust or 'not so pristine' surfaces and designed to stop it or slow it down. Now I hear all these other recommendations... . .

    Were the unique paints suggested here used in aerosol can form?

    Ace Rust Stop
    John Deere Blitz black

    I too would go for a semi-gloss or satin black but if the OP is dead set on having it appear aged, perhaps some trickery is called for?
    Several shades of brown and rust [oil paints like burnt umber/burnt sienna too] from the hobby shop paint aisle can be applied to mimic some surface rust and patina. Add some around all bolts, screws, rivets and the like where water always collects. Etc.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2019
    shadetreetim

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    I use the JD Blitz Black in aerosol cans
     
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  17. Oct 10, 2019
    Lockman

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    Use the best u can find, then go it & drive her for a while . I believe that's how one gets a true " Patina" going. All of Our Jeeps start to fade in, to some degree or other, just like us ! :beer:
     

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