Hey ya'll. I have a rear bumper/tire carrier coming from TheDirtWorx in a couple days. I have never painted metal before but am going to give it a try. From what I gathered reading in these threads so far I should clean the metal with aceylotone or brake cleaner, prime, paint. Sandpaper? I think I want it to have a rough texture to it, I was thinking pay to get powder coated but I am cheap.
Couple of questions:
1. What primer, paint, sandpaper should I use. (It is coming bare metal)
2. What about the "hinge" that tire swings on, do I just paint right over that? No taping off required?
3. I am doing this in garage, should I lay it on floor, do a side, flip. Or somehow hang it from ceiling...
Give me all the suggestions and techniques you professionals can offer me!
Thanks in advanced. I will post in a week or 2 when it's all finished and you can critique me lol
2002 TJ Sahara: 4" Zone/ 1.25" BDS body lift. 35" Km2's, Dana 44-LSD, Dana 30-Lokka Locker, JKS 1" motor mount lift, TheDirtWorx bumper/carrier, Smittybilt XRC 8000 Winch, D rings front + rear, Hi-lift