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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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1980 CJ5 
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Need some ideas

Me and my dad are restoring a 1980 cj-5. We are getting to the point were we need to start thinking on what to paint it. We are going to have some friends paint it at my dads shop.
The color it is going to be is hugger orange and the inside of the tub is going to be black bedliner. I don't know what brand for the bedliner or anything so some recomendations would be great.
Also we need some ideas on the frame. it has surface rust and need to paint it or do some coating to stop the rust wile making it black. But we don't want to pull the motor.
Finally the underside of the tub. This includes the under side and the wheel wells. we want to paint it a durable coating but not bedliner so recomendations will be very helpful.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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The cheapest to paint the frame,axles and underside is Rustoleum. Add a little thinner and it will flow out real nice. The rusty metal primer sticks to almost anything. The underside of the tub and fenderwells body color. Looks more original. Add a hardener to the paint and it will be very durable.

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