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    Well, I've read books and magazines, watched videos, sought advice and hopefully did all my homework. When I'm done writing I'm heading into the downdraft spray booth I made to paint my hood, fenders, windshield frame and dash. Planned on spraying on Tuesday but the devil really is in the details (prep work) and I found a few flaws I hadn't previously noticed. So here goes!

    Pics to follow late tonight or tomorrow....

  • #2
    Man, nobody even responded.....been busting my azz!

    Well, here's some pics anyway:

    First the booth set-up. I put in a false floor with slots in it and an old furnace blower underneath to draw the air out the bottom, also had a box fan in the window.

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0201.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0202.jpg

    Sealed inside with plastic so no bugs could get in I had plenty of lights overhead and on the walls. The parts were hanging, already in primer and sanded with 600 grit:

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0210.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0211.jpg

    I used 2 stage paint, Dupont Hot Hues a combination of "Hot Tamale" and "Volcanic Blast". I think I'll call it "Volcanic Tamale" if anybody asks the color:

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0217.jpg

    Here is after the first stage:

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0215.jpg

    Then with clear:

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0221.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0220.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0218.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0214.jpg

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0/PIC_0222.jpg

    The fenders came out AWESOME! (If you recall I made them)

    I had a run in the clear on both the dash and hood, but both are repairable. I still have to go over the hood with 1500 grit, add my 3-D ghost flames and my "Renegade" paint mask with custom lettering, then more clear, color sdand and buff. Overall I'm pretty happy with the results. Shooting clear is very difficult, I am humbled by professional painters out there. The paint color in the photos looks a bit orange compared to real life (kinda matches the "Orange Peel" texture) but your monitor may show them differently too.
    Tub to follow in about 2 weeks.
    Last edited by NOCHEEPGAS; 03-18-2011, 02:46 AM.

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    • #3
      Looks good nocheepgas. Maybe when you get it all together we can get a pic of it outside so the real colors will show better. How did the downdraft system work? Was it worth the effort?

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      • #4
        Trick to a downdraft is to make sure you have a clean fresh air inlet. Keeps the negative pressure from drawing dirt from the cracks and such.

        Looks great bro! Did you do that in your workroom or the out-building to the side of your place?

        I love the color! Volcanic Tamale! Way too cool man! That is going to be one HOT Jeep!

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        • #5
          I have been eagerly awaiting pics of this, NoCheep. Looks sweet so far.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by steady.foot View Post
            Looks good nocheepgas. Maybe when you get it all together we can get a pic of it outside so the real colors will show better. How did the downdraft system work? Was it worth the effort?
            The downdraft system definitely was worth the effort, it worked very well.

            Originally posted by Gryphon View Post
            Trick to a downdraft is to make sure you have a clean fresh air inlet. Keeps the negative pressure from drawing dirt from the cracks and such.

            Looks great bro! Did you do that in your workroom or the out-building to the side of your place?

            I love the color! Volcanic Tamale! Way too cool man! That is going to be one HOT Jeep!
            Rob, This is in my outbuilding at the upper deck.

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            • #7
              Lookin Good!

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              • #8
                nice paint..... hurry up with the rest of the jeep!!!

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                • #9
                  Hey Richard, I haven't been online for a while, so I found your post a bit late.
                  You did some great work with the paintjob. In case I ever find the time to take my CJ apart I'll drop you a line and you can do all the painting ;o)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toralf View Post
                    Hey Richard, I haven't been online for a while, so I found your post a bit late.
                    You did some great work with the paintjob. In case I ever find the time to take my CJ apart I'll drop you a line and you can do all the painting ;o)
                    Painting is the easy part, it's the prep that taked most of the time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NOCHEEPGAS View Post
                      Painting is the easy part, it's the prep that taked most of the time.
                      I know, a friend of mine once said that good preparation takes about 4 times as much time as the painting.

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                      • #12
                        Nice!!!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          I worked in a autobody shop for several years when I was younger. you did a pretty darn good job on your paint booth set up and your paint. You have got to post some pics of it assembled out in the sun. Also on your runs take a flat razor blade and hold it at a 90 degree angle and slowly peal away the run until it is almost gone. This will prevent you from sanding through the clear trying to get it smooth.

                          AWSOME JOB!! I love to see home paint jobs......

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MIKEPERKINS View Post
                            Also on your runs take a flat razor blade and hold it at a 90 degree angle and slowly peal away the run until it is almost gone. ..
                            That's pretty similar to what Kevin Tetz recommends in his "Paintucation" video. I tried it on a run on my dash. Scrape...scrape...scrape....nothing. Try again: Scrape...scrape...scrape............YIKES! The paint came off down to the primer! Now I have a scratch that I have to redo, good thing the dash is relatively small.

                            On a more positive note, just finished color sanding out the hood after laying down my pearl flames and Renegade letttering. I'm totally stoked! It looks awesome, especially for my first paint. I'd post a pic, but right now it wouldn't do it justice. My daughter has our good camera and the sun is already past over the mountain.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry about that scratch. I have done this for years without any issue's. Pearl flames??? Those things rock. I had pearl ghost flames on my camaro I built. I still want to see your pictures

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