Originally Posted by Luuca
So you're telling me that on a 20+year old jeep, where the paint still has at least some shine, and the original stickers are on it, that stripping that door with media blasting, smoothing the metal, applying primer, skim coats as needed, block sanding, applying a layer of modern 1 or even 2-stage paint, your 3 generations of paint professionals can't make it look as if that sticker was never there?
Or are you talking about a 20+ year old vehicle wherein the paint is basically gone around the sticker, and rust has pitted the metal around the sticker? That I can believe.
my jeep still had decent paint when body work began. when i striped the doors you could see a discoloration in the metal in the shape of the graphic.
yes filler will help the issue but areas do not always need filler where graphics were. we can make them go away but you always risk that they will come back years later but most of the time anything that comes back can be removed with a simple wetsand and rub. if i wanted my jeep to be perfect i could sand and rub it and make it go away but i will just let the trees sand it for me
i was just making a point that waiting will not stop it from printing the paint.