|04-28-2013 06:09 PM|
|04-28-2013 10:41 AM|
|04-25-2013 03:46 PM|
Yeah, they mentioned about not having any flat colors on a YJ so its got to be gloss as well...
I think that was a good point about all the flat stuff such as mirrors, bumpers, etc... makes sense.
|04-25-2013 03:36 PM|
|mbannin||Thanks, all. I think "sevenservices" nailed it. The color is red, and I will check the paint code when I get home.|
|04-25-2013 03:11 PM|
|jk'n||At the age of my '92, paint adds protection and a sacrificial layer too. It is all relative to what you are able to put up with driving around. A young man who worked at the camp I was running had a yj that he painted with a brush. He had that thing out in the woods all the time.....I rescued him once during camp at 11:00 at night way out on a logging trail in camp. Any time he scratched it he just got his paint brush out and used some of the leftover paint to fix it up. From a distance, you couldn't tell it was brushed. Like I said, it is whatever you can put up with. I've never seen somebody have so much fun in a jeep as that young man. He is now in the service fighting for our country....so proud of him I am.|
|04-25-2013 02:57 PM|
They mean the low gloss finishes like your bumpers and hard top. Using normal consumer waxes, those finishes will turn a white color. There were no matte body paint colors in the YJ series.
Waxes or sealants provide a sacrificial layer of protection from mother nature.
|04-25-2013 02:52 PM|
|jk'n||Eventually my jeep will be low gloss....as rust appears the touch-up will make the jeep look camouflaged and it will be flat no gloss paint.|
|04-25-2013 02:44 PM|
|JD95YJ||Wax is only good if you have a thick (or multiple) clear coat, which would give you the gloss/high gloss finish. Otherwise, when you apply the wax, you'll probably see your applicator turning the color of your vehicle..|
|04-25-2013 02:42 PM|
What is your color? If it is a gloss such as my gloss white, there is nothing to worry about. If it is a flat or matte color such as flat black off the assembly line, no you should not wax it.
My guess is that yours is probably a high gloss and not a low gloss... Post up a picture for us, or look on the drivers door tag and see if there is a paint code. Punch the paintcode into Google and it should tell you if it is a high gloss or low gloss paint color.
|04-25-2013 12:59 PM|
To wax or not to wax?
I just received a new Owner's Manual for my '94 YJ and was surprised to see that "low gloss factory finish paints" should never be waxed! This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Does anyone have any input on this?