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Old 04-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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camo and plastic

I want to sand down and paint my yellow jeep in digital camo. gunna use primer colors keep it all flat. do i have to take all the paint off? or can I lightly sand the clear coat and top layer of this ugly ass yellow that should never be a color on jeeps? also my fenders are completly oxcidised..any good ways to fix that or just buy new ones?

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I want to sand down and paint my yellow jeep in digital camo. gunna use primer colors keep it all flat. do i have to take all the paint off? or can I lightly sand the clear coat and top layer of this ugly ass yellow that should never be a color on jeeps? also my fenders are completly oxcidised..any good ways to fix that or just buy new ones?
better to do it right the first time then having to spend the extra $$$ to do it again properly the second time same for the fenders too. just my 2 cents.

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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You'd get a better result using a vinyl wrap than paint for digi pattern.
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technically yes you can just "rough up" the old paint and paint over it, but you are trusting that the old paint isnt going to be coming off anytime soon and that there is no rust under it. I'm assuming you mean your fenders are completely rusted, depending on how rusted it may be worth just replacing them. Also depending on how big your digital camo squares are going to be it may be easier to just wrap the vehicle.
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well is it necessary for bare metal-is really what I am asking i guess.if it has a good base coat it doesnt seem like u should go further.Vinyl is another thing I am curious about is the durability?
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after posting I was able to see the last post. for some reason i am getting bumped out and having to log back in. but back to the discusion. I really meant the flares not the fenders.the vinyl wrap seem like it would come off eventually. if I sand and paint it could save me money. have limited budget.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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Fender flares are easy. Just search around for some threads. I just used flat black on mine which would go okay with your digi idea. But some people just plasti dip them, others use bedliner. Lots you can do with them without going and buying new flares.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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If that's the look you want, go for it. Just get it down to a solid base coat. Get a good sander.
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If the existing paint is solid, no de- lam spots, crows feet, rust, etc. yes u can sand the paint with some 600 wet and be ready for paint
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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sanding will be my fun for next weekend. anyone want in on a sanding party?
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You'd get a better result using a vinyl wrap than paint for digi pattern.
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unless you are a dam good painter it will look alot better useing the wrap..

and if youe sending it to a shop for the paint part just doing prep your self you will save a shit ton of money going with the wrap

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