touch up painting and repainting hard top
since summer is finally here and its actually nice, i want to do some touch up on my tub, and repaint my hard top, since from fading, it almost looks 2 tone. anyway, the po painted the tub with rustoleum ultra flat non reflective camo paint. its like a sand color. not clear coated, so i have some spots with scratches, a little surface rust, etc. especially the grill. so i figured i would get a couple cans and go to town. along with redoing the bumpers, maybe getting a clear coat for the flares, and repainting the armor. i of course dont know much about painting a vehicle. the hard top im sure is pretty cut and dry, just make sure i take my time with the windows etc. and maybe apply a clear coat over top of the paint as well. as far as the rust spots, should i just paint over, or take them down to bare metal and redo them? i mean, ive got plenty of power tools, if i need to sand it, or take my grinder and a wire wheel i can go either way. and i was thinking, i dont want the same trouble next winter, since my state started using salt brine on the roads, its hell on vehicles, would a spray on clear coat help protect it? just bouncing ideas around here. let me know what you think. trying to stay between $50-$75 here on the entire job. let me know. thanks!