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Post Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:01 pm

Painting your 4x4...

Did this a while ago, but just thought I'd post up my thoughts as it took me ages to work up the courage to have a crack, cause most of what I read online seemed to say how hard it is.

It was quite easy in the end, for how much better it looks. 3 coats of 2pac. Took 2 days to sand and a day to spray, hardest thing was getting the rubber mouldings off.... in the end I took quite a lot of shortcuts (tried woefully to rebog some dents, used a grinder to get some of the moulding off etc :D ) and I still reckon it looks tops so, yeh, have a go if your thinking about it.


Also, the plastics where really faded so I hit them with some black enamel and 6months later still looks good
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Post Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: Painting your 4x4...

RockyF75 wrote:..... tried woefully to rebog some dents .....

yep there's an artform in bogging and it takes a lot of practise to get right
Most people think that the visible dent is all that needs filling, sadly the panel around the dent will also be slightly deformed aswell and so it needs to be filled aswell

a few basic tips:

grind off the paint around the area to be bogged because bog doesn't stick to paint and it will leave those dreaded bog rings

Don't lump the bog into the dent only, you'll get a better result if the bog extends well past the dented area
(for example: a golfball dent would need a layer of bog atleast the size of you open hand if not more ;) )

don't be frightened to add several layers and build the bogged area up slowly, thinner layers of bog will be easier to apply, and will give you a better finish each layer.... one big lump of bog is difficult to get right when your learning

use a long board with 36grit paper to do the initial blocking back

use a sanding block with 180grit paper to finish off the bog work

once you hit the steel that's under the bog STOP SANDING, you've gone too far and need to add more bog

What your 'trying' to do is feather in the bog so its a seamless join

its not hard once you have the basics, its getting the basics right that most don't seem to ever understand

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Post Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:56 pm

Re: Painting your 4x4...

i painted mine in 30 minutes!

flat black, $2.60 a can! used about 9...


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Post Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:12 pm

Re: Painting your 4x4...

Roller. :D
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