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Unread 06-21-2001, 07:40 PM   #1
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no-wax paint? on a 1992 wrangler? wth is this?

ok, i found a jeep, everything checks out and it's what i want, except what is this no-wax paint thing?

My guesses are that in '92 jeep came out with a 'spectacular clear coat' that 'needed no wax'. And over the years the shiny finish turned to a flat /satin look?

or, the paint was satin to begin with,

now, how the heck does this work? with no wax means no protection from either rain/rust/salt/or stains. how can you keep this thing clean? anyone with this paint.. it's a tan color. What should the course of action be for someone acquiring this vehicle. buff the shiznit out of it , or is there a treatment that works well to keep it safe? (mostly worried about rust)

is there a good page that explains what jeep was thinking then?

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Unread 06-22-2001, 12:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like that's what my Jeep had - I never knew it - I bought it used - I thought the paint was just burned out. I just got it painted at Maaco.

I'm curious now - did I throw out a good thing?
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Unread 06-23-2001, 03:38 AM   #3
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hey.....i too have the 92' wrangler.. didnt know about the no wax thing...im sure its just a sales pitch...all paint needs wax. anyway, when i bougt my used wrangler, it was almost pink... a really dull red. Since im into car detailing it was no big deal, just used some 3m finess it 2....3m machine polish, and a good carnuba wax, mothers makes a good one. i also used a buffer. It turned out great!! its like a rolling business card!! anymore questions email me.. or if your in tn, bring it by, ill treat ya right!!

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Unread 06-27-2001, 05:02 AM   #4
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i have a 92 YJ and had the same problem. All cleaner waxes rub off paint a little. I but some mother's wax with no cleaners and it works great. The only thing that sucks though is its about 25 bucks a can. But anyways, that should solve your problems.
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Unread 06-28-2001, 07:26 PM   #5
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Ok, heres the deal. In 1992, Jeep had 2 special colors that came with a dull finish. The colors were green and tan. Most of the cars with these colors were Saharas. I knowbecause I have a tan Sahara. I get compliments on it all the time, it looks great especially at night when street lights hit the flake in the paint and the car "glows." Do I know why Jeep did these two "limited edition" colors? No...but many have opinions. THe one I agree with is the flat colors are to honor the men and women that served in desert storm....

by the way the colors were availible only in 1992.
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Unread 07-02-2001, 04:00 AM   #6
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Ok, heres the deal. In 1992, Jeep had 2 special colors that came with a dull finish. The colors were green and tan. Most of the cars with these colors were Saharas. I knowbecause I have a tan Sahara. I get compliments on it all the time, it looks great especially at night when street lights hit the flake in the paint and the car "glows." Do I know why Jeep did these two "limited edition" colors? No...but many have opinions. THe one I agree with is the flat colors are to honor the men and women that served in desert storm....
Partially correct. There were actually three color's that were considered "Limited Editions." The official names were Steel Blue Low Gloss Metallic, Sage Green Low Gloss Metallic and Sand Beige Low Gloss Metallic. These colors are done without a clear coat and don't require waxing. The paint is actually course because of the lack of a clear coat. Waxes and polishes will remove the texture and cause the paint to not me "low gloss" anymore.

The Sage was available on Wrangler, Base and Sahara models. Sand was only available on Base and Sahara model's and blue was only available on Base models.

Taking care of the paint takes more work. After a while the paint will look oxidized and will stay that way even after washing. Water spots will appear too. have found that Protectant 2001 brings back the original color without damaging it.

Oh yeah, I'm an original owner of a Sage Green Low Gloss Metallic YJ. One of the best colors Jeep had ever used. Second to OD Green.
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Unread 07-04-2001, 05:36 PM   #7
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Well, according to mopar and my paint code, it is aclear coat. That andI have no problems with oxidation.
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Unread 07-06-2001, 03:57 AM   #8
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Well, according to mopar and my paint code, it is aclear coat. That andI have no problems with oxidation.
The color codes should be, Sand Beige Low Gloss - LJ1(PJ1) and Sage Green Low Gloss - LG1(PG1). For those who don't know there is a tag on the firewall with the color code. If there was a clear coat then you should be able to buff the paint without any problems because a clear coat will fill in the valleys in the finish and it would be smooth. The low gloss looks to almost be a dry process with a slight texture.
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Unread 05-05-2006, 07:11 AM   #9
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so my question is, can i wax my sage paint? what will happen if i do. will it get blotchy? here is anther question. i picked up my new 92 sahara edition, 132,000 original miles entirely un upgraded jeep at a garage sale yesterday for $2250.00 with a few rust spots in the typical spots. runs great, was this a fair price.
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Unread 05-05-2006, 07:17 AM   #10
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Sounds like that's what my Jeep had - I never knew it - I bought it used - I thought the paint was just burned out. I just got it painted at Maaco.

I'm curious now - did I throw out a good thing?
That's ok because soon the Maaco paint will fall of and the original paint will be back.
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Unread 05-05-2006, 08:43 AM   #11
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Let's hear it for Sage Green Low Gloss! I've had people ask me if I painted it myself. Don't know if that's a compliment or not! When I bought mine, it had years of crap baked onto the hood. Elbow grease and soap didn't take it off. I used a little Maguires cleaning wax on it, and it took off the crap. Left the paint low gloss but with a little "glow" to it. That eventually wore off, so it looks pretty uniform from panel to panel now. I found I really liked the low gloss driving into the sun. Even with the little glow of the waxed hood, the sun's reflection was sometimes painful. Don't get that with the unwaxed low gloss.
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Unread 05-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #12
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I have the sage green low gloss, definitely doesn't need wax.

The low gloss makes it look more like a jeep than the high gloss colors... IMO
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Unread 05-05-2006, 02:15 PM   #13
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I've only seen another Jeep the same color a few times ever. They are rare, especially the Sage Green's. Total, I've seen 4 since they came out. Offasionally, I'll see pictures of one on the Internet.

The 'glow' is from rubbing the paint too much. I've done it with a scotchpad by accident.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #14
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I realize this is a very old thread but from what I gather not many jeeps have this "no clear coat" finish. My sage green 92 YJ is holding up fairly well on the sides but the hood is dull and yucky with a few dark spots. Would a clay bar maybe followed by a sealant help or make matters worse? Thanks for any advice!
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Unread 02-22-2014, 11:10 PM   #15
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I'd like to bring this thread back up because I too own a 92 YJ with this sage green (matt) metallic color. IMO it looks really good. I want to have it repainted with the original paint color. I've read in a few posts on the internet that this is the rarest paint color on the Wranglers. Do any of you know if it's possible to purchase this original color now?
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