Hi all - I am trying to fix up my yj without sinking boatloads of money into her. I would like to refinish some parts that don't require replacing.
Most of my hinges have some rust on them, chipped paint, etc. I have taken off the paint on one of my tailgate hinges, down to the metal, and want to repaint. What is the best way to do this?
I am down to metal - before primer do I sand the metal to a rougher or smoother finish?
Do I then go primer -> paint -> clear coat? Is there something you can buy as a clear coat that just goes over the paint? Will that be as close to I can get to original condition? If now, what would you guys recommend?
Finally, I can't seem to get the hinges apart (specifically the tailgate hinges). Is there a way to get them apart that I am just not getting, or should I just put grease in there any way I can.
Thanks guys, Happy Holidays!