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1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 18th 2008, 5:50 pm

My zuk



I patched up some rust.







I sanded the whole car down with some 400 grit paper

Then I rolled on my first coat of Rustoleum Hunter Green. 2:1 ratio of Paint and Mineral Spirits



I have many more coats of paint to come with wetsanding after every two coats
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by megaglow_z on October 18th 2008, 10:35 pm

Looking AWESOME man!
Ive always liked those. there tough as hell Smile
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 20th 2008, 7:30 pm

After the second coat:


Then I wetsanded with a 600 grit and was a little disappointed with the results.


The paint is smooth but has billions of imperfections that I know won't go away with more coats.

What should I do? Perhaps more wet sanding? less fine of a grit?
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Post by retired plumber on October 20th 2008, 10:59 pm

Looks to me like you need to do some more sanding. I can see where the tops of the orange peel have been sanded but not all the way down. The first few coats will look like crap anyway so don't worry about it yet. When it is smooth the whole thing will look "dull" and have NO shine. Consider this as sweat equity on your "high dollar" paint job.
You may also want to try a 1 to 1 mix ratio as that is what most people here say is best. Good luck from here.
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 21st 2008, 1:11 am

I was planning on a couple more coats but I need to correct this first.

Any ideas on what grit paper I should use? 400? 600?
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 21st 2008, 7:09 pm

Just sanded it down with 400 then 600. ready for coat 3!
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by 3rdgenfan on October 21st 2008, 7:21 pm

Gotta do the Impala that way lol
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 22nd 2008, 6:15 pm



This is the 4th coat which is after a 600 grit sand down.
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by megaglow_z on October 22nd 2008, 8:46 pm

that's the thing with this method, the more you do it, the better it looks!
looking a lot better man!
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Mercury on October 22nd 2008, 11:02 pm





Still needs a 1000 grit sand down, bed line the wheel wells, put plastic parts back on, new top, new front bumper, etc....
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Roadking41a on October 22nd 2008, 11:45 pm

Looks Good...
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Inch7706 on October 23rd 2008, 12:53 am

How happy are you with the paint color? I want to paint my jeep a darker forest green color, but it seems like the rustoleum hunter green looks more like a chalkboard green..?
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Roadking41a on October 24th 2008, 8:22 pm

Inch7706 wrote:How happy are you with the paint color? I want to paint my jeep a darker forest green color, but it seems like the rustoleum hunter green looks more like a chalkboard green..?

Add a very small amount of black
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Shais on November 13th 2010, 6:36 pm

What did you use to patch up the rust spots... and how did you do it for that matter?
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Re: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 14th 2010, 12:09 am

Those look pretty decent in green.
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