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post #16 of 53 Old 03-04-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I'm doin the same thing disassembling most of it but it slow moving for me it's a 55 so it seams every nut an bolt is corroded and seized lol

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post #17 of 53 Old 03-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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Ya I'm doin the same thing disassembling most of it but it slow moving for me it's a 55 so it seams every nut an bolt is corroded and seized lol
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Yup that's wat been goin on the whole time when u sanded with the green pads did u wet them
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Yup that's wat been goin on the whole time when u sanded with the green pads did u wet them
I did and I didn't get all crazy with the whole rubbing thing! Just knocked down any possible dust bunnies stickin' out of the paint.

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post #20 of 53 Old 03-06-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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After I cleaned the bondo out

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post #21 of 53 Old 03-06-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Found this at a local body shop

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After my first coat of real thin bondo

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Looking good!!!!

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Thanks I'm tryin my best to make her look good with what I got and not a whole lot of skill lol but I'm glad u said something bout the body panel patches that thing is super thin and insanely stiff I had to use a Dremel and a cut off wheel to trim it down to fit
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post #24 of 53 Old 03-07-2013, 08:09 AM
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Thanks I'm tryin my best to make her look good with what I got and not a whole lot of skill lol but I'm glad u said something bout the body panel patches that thing is super thin and insanely stiff I had to use a Dremel and a cut off wheel to trim it down to fit
What I know about body work could be written on the back of a postage stamp with a fat crayon...trust me.

I find that asking questions here on JF and at places like a auto supply stores will get you through what you want to acomplish.

There is always the possibility of you making a mistake. So what fix it! I now have the typical rust spot that is showing surface rust coming through my new paint as an example. This spot is on the body just below where the gas filler was on my YJ. I did not addess it properly during my initial prep and will have to go back to do so. I did not address the lower body panels where my factory flares and side step was and that whole lower are needs repair. But the paint I used will make this fairly easy to do.

You want your Jeep to look good. That usually means some sort of smooth and shiney. Trust me when you are done everyone will think your jeep looks great...especially you. And that is the guy you want to please the most!

Now get back to work!!!

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post #25 of 53 Old 03-07-2013, 01:01 PM
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POR-15 seems to do a very good job of stopping the rust from coming back thru. We used it as a spot primer on my son's '90 Wrangler when we repainted it two years ago. Grind/wire wheel/sand as best you can, paint with a disposable brush (this stuff does not clean up - period!) and let dry. It apparently chemically bonds to rust. You can put Bondo over it and you can sand it (but it is very hard).
So far, only one small rust thru by the one hood latch.
Search the forum and you'll find lots of people have used it. Brace yourself for the price though - it was ~$50/quart at our local NAPA Auto Parts store.
PS - We sprayed the Jeep in a garage. Not perfect but not bad.
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post #26 of 53 Old 03-07-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Haha ya your bout like me i don't know jack squat bout body work and trust me every sec I get I'm out working on something but I'm military and working all the time and I also got wife and 2 kids so u dont always gave the time that I would like but oh we'll what can u do
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Ok so original thoughts on the cj was it was a running pile of rust but after I've really tore into it there really isn't a whole lot of rust just a lot of bondo the po used to fill in dents for some reason but overall it's cleaning up nicely

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This hole area was filled with bondo but I only found some surface rust and a lot of dents
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After I cleaned out the majority of bondo
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post #29 of 53 Old 03-08-2013, 02:56 PM
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Heck with all the weight of that Bondo gone you will get a big boost in MPG's!!

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Haha u can see my tires covered in white bondo dust
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