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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:39 PM
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D90 Repaint

Well I have finally gotten around to repainting my D90. Still quite a ways off considering all the sanding and prep and that I keep taking things off/apart for some reason, but nevertheless it has begun! I have purchased 1 gallon of BRG metallic Omni paint for around $113, reducer $27, catalyst $24, clear coat $42, as well as a new front fender assembly, outer skin, quarter panel capping and other bits and pieces. Was told to go with non-NAS body panels to save some money so I will have to drill holes for the sidemarker, etc. Roll cage, inner fender brackets that the roll cage bolts to in front of the windshield, front bumper and other miscellaneous rusty bits are at the sandblaster/powder coating shop and should be ready this week. My rear tire carrier will have to head over there maybe later this week due to my newfound OCD with this whole project, I've already painted the tire carrier myself but was never satisfied with the way it turned out. Decided to remove the doors, got one off today (sorry no pics of that yet) to take the frame and pockets out to get those properly fixed (blasted and galvanized or painted thanks to recommendation of fellow D-90.com member). I will be posting pictures of my progress throughout the job and will welcome any suggestions. Thanks, hope y'all enjoy my posts.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Good stuff; one day I will dive in and paint the 110 myself I think.

BTW, if I haven't asked before, who's doing the powdercoating in Dallas?

TIA and good luck
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Old July 17th, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Nice man. You are very brave painting it your self.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Nice job you are doing! one thing I would say is that the OMNI coat isn't my first choice in paint. with all the work if you plan on keeping the D90 I would spend the extra coin to get the good quality paint. The coverage and the minimal amount of shrinkage you get from the better line is worth every penny.

Looking good thats just my .02
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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^^^^ this ^^^^^

Omni is fine for a trail truck, but if you are in this for the long haul, I would look at using a quality paint, and clear for that matter. You can pay now,...or pay later. Just my .02.

Check out PPG or DuPont products.

Good Luck and post pics. That's a serious commitment you're undertaking! Good for you.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I'm sure you already know this, but you'll have to make another hole in your headlight surrounds to accomodate the 1995-97 style front turn signal marker. It'll be a little further down than the lower hole you have in there currently. Looks good!
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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texrover: I get my blasting and coating done at ICA Sandblasting on Lake June Rd
rijosho: thanks for the tip
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Unless you have a paint booth, you are going to have dirt in your finish. I suggest that you hire a pro to do it.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:32 PM
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I have painted a car before. You should see the youtube video with this guy who's painting his Defender with a roller, he could use some of your tips.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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If you have painted a car before, then you are aware that you don't go through the work to properly prep every panel and then spray it with Omni.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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If you have painted a car before, then you are aware that you don't go through the work to properly prep every panel and then spray it with Omni.
Bring on the rattle cans!
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Old July 17th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Took the doors off today, taking them to get soda blasted tomorrow. I don't want to remove the frames as they are welded to the skin especially since my frames really aren't that rusty. Hinges came off today as well, sticking with the OE steel ones maybe I'll upgrade to the Aluminum ones someday, definitely going to upgrade to stainless hardware though.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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If there was ever a car to paint yourself it was the defender. Uneven panels, factory enamel...very forgiving. Good luck.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Did you buy both driver and passenger side fender skins? Who'd you get them from? Did you but the ABS plastic ones or the aluminum ones?

Oh and how much each?
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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I don't want to remove the frames as they are welded to the skin especially since my frames really aren't that rusty.
Are you sure about that? If you have older doors then the skins are just aluminum bent over the steel frames. well worth pulling apart prior to paint to galv, epoxy paint ... fully isolate the steel from the aluminum skin to prevent the skins from corroding. Welcome the the ship-fitters club.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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-rijosho: just the passenger side wing panel and fender assembly, SafariHP, aluminum, fender assembly was $290, wing panel: $130.

-grnrvrs: how do you suggest I separate the frame from the skin? then how do I bend all of the metal back around and make it as tight as original?

-Roverdoc: Thanks for your comment/support and your realistic perspective of what is essentially a British farm truck.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Picked up newly powdercoated roll cage and other parts today. All are wrapped in foam and ready to install after painting. Tomorrow I'll see about removing the passenger side rear quarter panel capping as mine has a hole rusted in it.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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-grnrvrs: how do you suggest I separate the frame from the skin? then how do I bend all of the metal back around and make it as tight as original?
Carefully. I used a selection of wooden blocks, small hammers and flat head screw drivers. Upon reassembly, post galv I laid a thin line of strip caulk between the frame and skin, annealed the skin and then gently refolded the skin and hammered home. Only after fixing and hopefully preventing all future rust and corrosion did I prep and paint. YMMV
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Or do it the easy way...

http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumati.../dp/B000HDE3BM



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I have used a similar one, works great.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Thanks for the info on the removing/installing the door frames. I think I'll wait on that and not dig that deep into this project this time around as my door frames are not too bad. I took the doors to get the pockets and some of the minor rust on the frames soda blasted today, that repair should last for quite awhile once finished.

Anyways here is what I did today. I removed the rest of the roll cage above the cappings on the rear tub. Removed the passenger side rear quarter panel capping, as well as the spare tire carrier. I sanded the upper portion of the bulkhead with 400 grit paper and cleaned out any rust in the vent channels with a power grinder with a wire wheel/brush attached. I then primed any bare metal on the bulkhead. The other day I sanded on the hood, or bonnet to use correct terminology, in 400 grit. The rivets on the bonnet and quarter panels are difficult to prime because every time I go back to sanding the rivets are the first to go back to bare metal. Anyone have any helpful suggestions about priming/sanding the rivets or is that just the nature of the beast?
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