M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

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M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by iceman7273 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:38 pm

Here she is..Snapped a few pictures..Months to go Still.....

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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by Rescuemo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:21 pm

Nice! Did you paint it yourself?
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Post by iceman7273 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:05 pm

Rescuemo wrote:Nice! Did you paint it yourself?
Yes, I have done everything myself except sandblast..... :D
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by Brandon » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:11 pm

Looks great!!! :D
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by bikeman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:13 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by 0811USMC » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:20 pm

great job. well done.
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Post by NavSecGru Joe » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:51 pm

Beautiful job, Iceman....... looks like you're well on your way to a factory class restoration. Very nice!!!

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Post by iceman7273 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:03 pm

Thanks fella's
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by athawk11 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:56 am

Hey Iceman,
I have a question, but first, Awesome work on the paint job. The color and sheen are perfect.

I am just about to put my tub into the newly built temporary paint booth. I have used Gillepie's 111 red primer and am now ready for the top coat.

I am no pro painter. I shot the underside first and let if dry. I did not have a booth set up yet. It turned out pretty well with a few minor dust imperfections, but heck, the underside will be less noticeable than the top side.

I am using Gillespies 23070 with a 1 part xelene to 4 parts paint. I am using an HVLP gun. What paint did you use? How many top coats? Did you have any flaws? If so, how did you fix them? Did you shoot a matte clear coat? Did you sand and buff the top coat?

I didn't plan on a clear coat, sanding or buffing. I tested this and I can't see how you could maintain the semi-gloss you seem to have achieved. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance. Again, great job on your M38.

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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by iceman7273 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:34 pm

athawk11 wrote:Hey Iceman,
I have a question, but first, Awesome work on the paint job. The color and sheen are perfect.

I am just about to put my tub into the newly built temporary paint booth. I have used Gillepie's 111 red primer and am now ready for the top coat.

I am no pro painter. I shot the underside first and let if dry. I did not have a booth set up yet. It turned out pretty well with a few minor dust imperfections, but heck, the underside will be less noticeable than the top side.

I am using Gillespies 23070 with a 1 part xelene to 4 parts paint. I am using an HVLP gun. What paint did you use? How many top coats? Did you have any flaws? If so, how did you fix them? Did you shoot a matte clear coat? Did you sand and buff the top coat?

I didn't plan on a clear coat, sanding or buffing. I tested this and I can't see how you could maintain the semi-gloss you seem to have achieved. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance. Again, great job on your M38.

Tim
Tim,
Thanks for the Comments. I used the 23070 Gillespie paint as well. I stayed away from the xelene. I use Duponts 3812s fast dry enamel reducer mixed 2 parts paint to 1 part reducer. i used a Binks BBR gun. The temp was around 70 degrees in the booth. The first coat was a fast coat, went back with a lower pressure thick coat. Most of the jeep is 2 coats, Last one being thick. No runs, no flaws really. Alittle over spray inside of tub here and there. I went back and fixed it. No clear coat and i have not sanded or buffed the top coat. It sits like it was sprayed. I used the fluorescent lights in the booth to maintain a even coat. That is the key. I am not a painter either. Just learning as i go. It came out great.....Very happy with it. I took about 2 weeks to really start drying. :D

I also shot the underside of the tub on a different day and outside. I used the same mix ratio but the temp was hotter and i did about 3 good coats. The paint dried with more gloss. It really comes down to Gun, Pressure,coats, temp and Luck. :?:
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by dfield » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:03 am

Interesting fuel filter. Do you have any pictures and info on it?
Looking for the following parts to finish my 1952 M38: fuel tank straps, front seat pans, battery cables, top bow rods, patch body panels for rear corners. NOS 0-60 psi oil pressure sending unit with Douglas connector. NOS head light dimmer switch.

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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by iceman7273 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:34 pm

dfield wrote:Interesting fuel filter. Do you have any pictures and info on it?
It's coming off because I found a in tank filter from ajp. I picked up the filter from a guy at tower park, he had 50 of them for 5.00 ea. All glass Bowl with cleanable filter. It's pretty nice setup though....

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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by dfield » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:50 pm

T^hanks man. Very nice looking Jeep.
Looking for the following parts to finish my 1952 M38: fuel tank straps, front seat pans, battery cables, top bow rods, patch body panels for rear corners. NOS 0-60 psi oil pressure sending unit with Douglas connector. NOS head light dimmer switch.

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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by Dave M38A1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:58 am

Great Job,
Can't wait until mine starts to look complete again.

Thanks for posting
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Re: M38 Fresh out of Paint Booth (Putting back together)

Post by GIJOE » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:17 pm

Sweet! Looks Great! 8)
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