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Stevo's 1997 4Runner Camouflage Paint Job (procedure below)

Materials: Krylon Ultra Flat Camo Spray Paint in Olive Green, Brown, Khaki, and Black. Rustoleum Auto Gray Primer.

3 each 22 x 28 post board for pattern stencils.

120 Grit Sandpaper, 220 Grit Sandpaper, and 400 Grit Sandpaper. Masking Tape and Newspaper.

Total cost of paint and materials was about $150. Total time I spent was about 48 hours spread out over 9 days.


Procedure: First, I removed the wheel mouldings and mudflaps. Then using my Random Orbit Sander with 120 Grit Disc, I sanded the original paint down to the primer level.

Then re-sanded again with 220 Grit Sandpaper to get rid of the scratches from the 120 Grit sanding.

Masked off all the areas I did not want to paint with masking tape.  Used newspaper to cover and mask larger areas such

as the windows. Covered the tires with old blankets. Wiped down the whole vehicle to get rid of dust and debris.

Sprayed one coat of  Rustoleum Auto Gray Primer using 7 cans of primer. Let the primer dry 24 hours, then

manually lightly sanded the primer coat with 400 grit sand paper. Wiped down the whole vehicle again to get rid of dust and


Sprayed the first base boat with Krylon Ultra Flat Olive using 7 cans of paint. Let dry for 4 hours, wiped off the dust and debris, then shot the second coat of Krylon Ultra Flat Olive using 4 cans of paint. The second coat was a light coat. 

Made the pattern stencils using the following method illustrated below:

Each stencil was used for one pattern color. Again, wiped down the whole vehicle to get rid of dust and debris. Sprayed the entire vehicle with Khaki Patterns first. By the time I finished spraying the first pattern, the paint was dry enough to start the second pattern.

Next, sprayed the entire vehicle with Brown patterns.

Last, sprayed the entire vehicle with Black patterns.

Ended up using about 2 1/2 cans of each color for the patterns.

Paint all done. Let sit for 7 days in the garage so the paint could fully harden to the chip resistant state.

Obviously this procedure can be applied to any car or truck. So if you decide to paint your car or truck camouflage

(ie. using Krylon Camo Paint), please email me your pictures, and I'll start posting them below on this page. thanks

Questions or comments, email

Here are pics of a camo Mustang submitted to me by Hunter.  Thanks Hunter for sharing your pics.

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