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Old 07-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Looking for some info on painting my jeep basecoat clearcoat

I am getting ready to paint my 97 tj soon. I have just monstalined the hard top along with the fender flares. I plan on trying to shoot a basecoat clear on the jeep. I have a shop with a few spray guns and a little know how on shooting single stage paint. I have to prime it first. My questions are what steps should I take before priming? What grit to scuff up the previous paint? After prime what should I sand with? Any tips or help would be greatly appriciated. Thank you

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Why do you need to prime it?

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Old 07-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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I'd get this as your reference:

Paint Your Own Car DVD
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I'd get this as your reference: Paint Your Own Car DVD
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Why do you need to prime it?
The previous owner had put an aftermarket black fender on it and I have done a decent amount if body work to it so I thought about primering and sealing the whole jeep to keep the paint uniform.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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The previous owner had put an aftermarket black fender on it and I have done a decent amount if body work to it so I thought about primering and sealing the whole jeep to keep the paint uniform.
Prime the body work then block sand then seal the jeep with a urethane sealer then go with your top coat
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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Thanks krisbman. Is the urathane sealer look just like primer? I'm new at this. Should it be wet sanded ( urathane sealer) after it's sprayed on?
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:47 PM   #8
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No its a non sanding sealer. Wait no longer than 45 minutes to begin top coating. I wait around 10-15
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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Definitely use some type on urethane primer/sealer. If you don't, over the areas with body filler, the top coat will " suck in" and become dull. It makes the area stick out like a sore thumb.
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