Man I love white jeeps! So freakin clean. I always wished mine was white with the spice/tan interior and top.
Also, what did you do to sand the bondo smooth. I've recently learned that I SUCK at body work
I love white jeeps too. That's why I've had three of them haha!
White with spice is the cleanest looking out there!
Edit: Whoops forgot to answer your question! I haven't done any body work on a car before. But I have done a ton of "body work" on sailboats back when I was working as a shipwright. The principals are pretty much the same. The key to getting a good filler job is multiple thin coats to build it up.
To sand it, I start with 60 grit to burn through any big clumps, sags, humps, tool marks, etc. Once I get it pretty flat I switch to about 150 grit and smooth it all out really well. At that point, if you want a really good, fair, smooth job, you want to run another few coats of really light weight filler to fill in any small imperfections. I didn't bother on this one and it does show, but meh. Anyways, after you get it pretty smooth with the 150, switch to something like 220 or 300 to feather all your edges and you should be good to go.
After you prime it, any areas you missed will show up. Sand the primer off in that area and try again.
Lot more to it than that, but that's your basics. A lot of it is just by "feel."
That look awsome for a rattle can job. I going to have to check that stuff out.
Thanks. It's far from perfect, but it's all about prep work and I only spent a few hours on the prep. I'm pretty confident I could have gotten a pretty pro paint job out of it had I spent the right amount of time on the prep. I'll let you know how the paint holds up...
Looks sexy man! :-)
Yours is looking pretty sexy yourself.
I love your new paint!