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Old 10-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Paint options?

I've been looking through a LOT of the threads throughout the site, and am still having a hard time deciding what to do. I have a 93 YJ, 4.0L. The paint overall is not in bad shape. However, the hood and between the hood and windshield is rough. Basically it looks as though most of the clear coat is gone. I am on a very tight budget right now (go figure) but want something that will last. With all of the heat from the engine, I've thought about painting the hood with engine paint. Would this be a decent option? My YJ is black, so matching exact color isn't that important to me. I would really love to paint the entire thing in bedliner, but don't think I can really afford that. And I'm afraid the bedliner would hold the heat in more than anything. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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I've been looking through a LOT of the threads throughout the site, and am still having a hard time deciding what to do. I have a 93 YJ, 4.0L. The paint overall is not in bad shape. However, the hood and between the hood and windshield is rough. Basically it looks as though most of the clear coat is gone. I am on a very tight budget right now (go figure) but want something that will last. With all of the heat from the engine, I've thought about painting the hood with engine paint. Would this be a decent option? My YJ is black, so matching exact color isn't that important to me. I would really love to paint the entire thing in bedliner, but don't think I can really afford that. And I'm afraid the bedliner would hold the heat in more than anything. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Have you tried to wet sand, compound , buff, and polish ?

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Old 10-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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So basically just leave the clear coat off and polish the black underneath?
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