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Old 04-26-2007, 06:40 AM
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Hey all,
I have a black '89 YJ I picked up that has an amazingly solid body. The one fender appears to have been replaced and doesnt seem to have been base/cleared. It doesnt not have anywhere near the shine of the rest of it. I have black paint and clear coat left from a K5 I painted a year ago. My questions are:
1. Is this paint and clear still good to use if well sealed?
2. How do I prep the fender for painting it as I dont want to have to strip it bare?
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:32 AM   #2
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Yes the paint should still be good but it may not match what you have.

If there's no rust and no body work to be done you can simply scuff up the old finish with a scotch pad and clean it with wax n grease remover.

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Both are just blacks so I'm thinking it should be a pretty good match. I dont think there is anything special about '89 YJ black(metallics or anything) and the paint I have is just basic simple black. Might have to crack out the paint gun in a couple weeks.

Any need for primer or just straight paint it?
What if I get a bug and decide to do the whole exterior thats clear coated, will I be able to just scuff it up good and spray?

I figure I have about a quart of paint left and being as I'm not changing color and if its simple maybe I'll just paint the whole thing.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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I would get the paint matched from a body shop to compensate for fading. There are many versions of black and even if you shot the jeep yourself last year, the color will fade enough to be different when you shoot it.

Use 600/800 grit sandpaper, tac cloth it, shoot with primer, re-sand, tac it, shoot it with base color, sand w/1200, tac it, re-coat, re-sand w/1600, re-tac, shoot it again, resand w/1600, shoot with clear, repeat clear 2-3X or as desired.

Buff it out when you're done and add wax.
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I'm not looking for a perfect match, basically just better. I'm looking to sell the jeep so I really dont want to buy paint.

I definitely like your process on the painting of it though. How long do you give between coats and sanding? The paint has to dry pretty good to get sanded. I'm assuming it will take a couple of days doing it this way.
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Why not just re-clear it? If the black paint is in good condition, just redo the clear coat. Use wet sanding and go over the fender gently to get out anything stuck in the paint and apply the clear coat. Just a thought.

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