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Old 11-10-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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complete noob undercoating TJ

So I'm formally the kind of guy who'd put away his car for the winter and drive a beater, however, Just purchased a TJ last night. there no rust on the body, but there is a little surface rust underneath. So this weekend I'm going to be undercoating it to prevent it from getting worst. So I'll be using an angle grinder, wire cup brush, rust converter/primer, undercoating, some kind of degreaser/cleaner.

Am I missing anything? Any advice to a complete noob who has no experience undercoating.

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a good plan already. When you are done you are going to come over and do mine too right? Welcome to the Jeep world.

That looks like a YJ in your avatar, not a TJ.

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Yeah the avatar is my YJ, which I will be up for sale soon.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #4
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Started today



After about 13 harsh Chicago winters:


Bought a cheap angle grinder (ryobi $30 at the depot with 2 year warranty :-))


So stated taking it down to the bare metal:



Will be dropping the skid plate tomorrow:








A little "bare metal" primer on todays work (lots more to do):



Any advice on how to handle the springs:



Also decided to paint these ugly faded moldings with pickup bead liner for that rough textured look. The one I did do came out great, pics tomorrow:




Working by Jeep light:
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 AM   #5
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yeah... I've been wanting to do that too... but I don't have a garage and would have to either do most of it at a buddies house or in the street.
may have to wait till spring to piss off my home owners assoc. sneak in and do part by part at night.

are there shops that do this kind of work for reasonable prices?
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:52 AM   #6
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looking to do the same, did you just use the metal grinder or did you add the sander option to the Ryobi? I thought the grinder straight up would be too much? thanks
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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I am doing mine too. I really like the flap wheels instead of the grinding wheels. They cost more and dont last very long but they make quick work of the old paint and rust.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
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Looking good! I wana see how those fender flares turn out too with that bed-liner.
Good luck
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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Looks good! I'm planning on starting that myself soon! I just wish that i could work outside, but the snow keeps on falling... . Guess i'll have to clean out the shop.
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I wanna do this myself.

Springs... all I can think of is sand blast with a tarp around the back maybe? Just a thought.

Did you consider unbolting the 11 body mounts and jacking up one side at a time to get to the top of the frame? If so, I'd make damn sure you only loosen one side and remove the front one and 5 on the other side. I was thinking maybe I'd shove some 4 X 4 blocks between the frame and body to hold it up. Anyone have experience with this? I don't want that sucker falling on my hands, or anyone else's for that matter!

Also, check this out: http://www.por15.com

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