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Old 10-29-2012, 06:56 AM
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2002 TJ paint = Clear or not?

I think this Solar Yellow Jeep is enamel and not clear coated.
Can anyone confirm? (need to color sand some love bug damage)
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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As far as I know all TJs are clear coated.

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As far as I know all TJs are clear coated.
I agree..base coat, clear coat urethane...all factory paints these days are extremely thin and won't handle much sanding..you might want to try something like old,cheap turtle wax brand polishing compound first
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Yes all are clear coated. Sanding for damage from bugs?????????????
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Yep Bugs!

The love bugs we have here in Florida (in May and in September) will etch the paint if not removed in 24 hours. The '02 I just bought has damage on the side window frames. I have to say, the paint does not look like it is clear coated and the solar yellow touch-up does not have a corresponding clear or so it seems. Maybe I'll try a test sand in a non-conspicious area.
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Try cleaning with a clay bar then apply Rejex or Zaino.
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T I have to say, the paint does not look like it is clear coated and the solar yellow touch-up does not have a corresponding clear or so it seems. Maybe I'll try a test sand in a non-conspicious area.
Virtually all modern vehicles are clear coat. Clear coat is a two step, color then clear. Touch up is just a single coat.

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