Best ways to paint an fj40

jim land

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I see a big misconception about single stage paint vs base clear

Single stage is NOT less shiny , you can make it mirror finish

Clear coat is a good choice with metalic color , so it can be buff without touching the metalic
 
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macdaddy59

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So the company that galvanized my frame also galvanized my tub. I installed alot of braces to help with mainly the handling of the tub from the crane and any slight warpage that may occur. They soaked it in an acid bath for several days then preheated it and then dipped it. I think their secret was to let it air dry and not quench it in their bath rinse which minimized any warpage. It came out beautiful. I did not detect any warpage and if there was it will be fixed with some body work that I was going to need to do already. I will upload all of my pics in a separate thread titled Galvanized Tub later this week for you to see.
 
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This thread gave me inspiration for getting started on the body work for my 73. The garage will become a paint booth. I like the thought of using the single stage Rustoleum paint, easy tough up if needed in the future. Lower budget but still looks good.
 
Toyoland66

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Thanks all, and thanks @Jackson Hanes for starting the thread.

I’ve sandblasted my frame prior to painting and I’m really glad I did. For the tub and other panel pieces however I am concerned with the metal being much thinner than frame and the risk of damaging them. I asked my sandblasting guy and he said he could use less aggressive mediums and that it shouldn’t be a problem. Has anyone here sandblasted the body prior to painting? It could save a ton of prep work for me.
Look into dustless blasting, it’s blasted wet so puts less heat into the panel
 
awynne56

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i wish I could have had the room for a paint booth. But all I had was my drive way. i used all rattle can. But good stuff. I used 2k epoxy primer and spray max single stage 2 k paint I got Oem color made for me at Route 66 auto color. I think all, and all it came out to about 1000 . I can get a can made at anytime from them. It’s a solid paint
 
Pura Vida

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Pura Vida,

What is Bezel Police?
Well, the FJ40 is supposed to have the thick side of the bezel on the top, but sometimes it gets switched around. It’s a little FJ40 inside joke whenever an upside down bezel is seen. Here is my bezel for reference

Notice the white bezel has a thicker and skinnier side. Most people don’t even notice until it’s pointed out

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