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Old 03-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Paint Advice TJ

Hey everybody,
I'm thinking about picking up a pretty cheap TJ off of craigslist. This will be my second 6 cylinder wrangler!

HERE'S the problem... It was spray painted camouflage by the previous owner, using cans of Rustoleum. The plan is to do all of the prep work (sanding, priming) myself and then take it to MAACO or to a friend to have sprayed.

So here's the big question, who here has prepped a jeep with spraypaint over it's original paint? How will I go about sanding through two levels of paint? will the spray paint come off easy? Or can I sand just the spraypaint and then prime and sand over the ruffed up spray paint.

Any help would be fantastic, thanks.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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Eh, If it were me and i was going to wheel it than I would just sand it then rattlecan it black. No worries about scratches anymore.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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I've heard that it's extremely difficult to keep flat black clean and I was hoping to go with a gloss black. Like the original black. What would be best for prepping?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Hey there,
Doesent sound like u want it to perfect so here we go.. Sand your rig with a 220 grit max using a DA if available. Any heaver of a grit is going to be real noticiable. The higher the grit the better the overall appearance. Espicially if you desire gloss black, it shows everything. White is easier. Once you get it all sanded blow of the beast and wipe the whole thing down with a product like klix krill. Tape it up and shoot it.... Hope this helps.. Good Luck
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Yeah it definitely helped man! Thanks! Just wondering, how long should I sand it? Its a flat spray paint so should I be sanding back to the original paint? Bare Metal? Because I feel that either of those would take forever. And should I prime the rig and then sand it again? Should any of it be wet sanding?
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