The body and frame of my 79 CJ7 are in really good shape -- original paint, some surface rust on front frame rails and flaking undercoat in fenderwells and underneath.
I'm not doing frame off - can I media blast (walnut shells) underneath and fenderwells without destroying mechanical items? Can I blast the body? All i have is a small portable blaster and a small compressor available. I still have to get the Renegade stickers off for example. I'd also like to blast the front bumper and tire carrier (which are off the vehicle now). What do you think?
I really don't have hours to spend fine grit sanding prepping for paint. Can I do an initial blast and then fine blast. Its a Jeep -- its not supposed to have a "perfect fine smooth" finish -- right? Need some opinions and help please! Want to take her and have her sprayed to keep costs down. Spraying with an acrylic enamel that's between a satin and semi gloss finish (OD) and I already gave up on black bolts
I'm also going to use a rattle can bedliner material on bumpers, flares, tire carrier -- used a tintable already on the bed (came out fairly decent). I've stripped her down except for taking off the hood (which I plan to do) and taking out the front grill (which I don't) and replacing with new hex grade 8 bolts. (hate @#% Torx bolts!)
Need some suggestions PLEASE on how to finish her for new paint myself. I'm also on a time table -- I'd like to have it done by July 8th for a trip. My husband is also standing there frowning because he wanted to do the whole cheap fast and half a$$ and I said no.
So, any and all suggestions are welcome -- even if you tell me that I'm half baked and side with the not so dh. Thanks!