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Unread 08-13-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
Shanebear
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'94 Jeep ZJ Touch Up Paint Guide

Good evening,

I'd like to repair some paint chips on the hood of my 1994 ZJ, but I'm having trouble getting the process down in my head. As far as I know, it goes something like this:

1. Clean area (will use rubbing alcohol)
2. Apply self-etching primer
3. Apply color-matched touch up paint
4. Apply clear coat

Is that right? Mopar sells my bright white touch up paint, but that's about it. I'm not sure about the clear coat though, would a generic one work?

Ughh!

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Unread 08-14-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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Unread 08-14-2014, 03:09 PM   #3
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I may get flamed for this, and it will tell you that I am no body man, but I once repaired a panel with just spray cans it was nearly unnoticeable.

I started with by getting to clean metal(and I welded/ground a patch), then wax and grease remover. in your case, if you don't have rust, you just need a rough surface to get the paint to stick. Any deep gouges may need filler to level the surface. Still prep with wax and grease remover either way.

I used all compatible duplicolor products. Roughed up with 400 grit, self etch, primer sealer. I masked the area larger than necessary, and after the final prime I pulled the tape and knocked down the edge with 600 wet sand paper.

Then I did color, and clear without masking. This allowed me to buff and blend the clear almost seamlessly.

As stated, I used all duplicolor, but whatever you use, get color and clear together. Non compatible products will ruin your results.
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