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Unread 07-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Painting CJ7 side tube bumpers

My CJ is in the shop right now so I decided why not spend the down time refinishing and painting my somewhat rusty old side bumpers. Figured I would start a thread and post some photos of the work

I am a complete amateur when it comes to paint, so wish me luck

My plan of action is to strip down to metal, sand with 80 and 120, lay down the primer, wet sand the primer, lay down several coats of my base, and clearcoat to finish things up. Possibly wet sanding the clear if it turns out with annoying orange peel.

My reason for stripping is due to several rust spots and wanting to eliminate any rust that may be hidden beneath the existing paint.
I used a simple 3M paint/rust strpping wheel that attaches to a standard drill. Worked pretty well too.

Got one bumper (or side step, whatever you wanna call it ) all prepped and primed today, will start on the other tomorrow



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Unread 07-21-2013, 07:08 AM   #2
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Great start! Getting the old rusty areas cleaned up is important. Get to work on the next one.

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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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So today I decided why not attempt the chemical approach to stripping paint, mostly since im too lazy today 😁..


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I sprayed it very generously and will report back the results later on today
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Unread 07-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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So once its ready you can scrape it off with a plastic scrape. For me it left a light film of paint and since I wanted it close to
Perfect I went over the whole thing with a drill again


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Well both have primer on them now, wet sanding in a few days



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Unread 07-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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My original plan was to make them silky smooth and gloss black. When I got to thinking about durability and touch up I decided to do something along a bed liner instead and spray over that with a light mist of gloss black. Im very happy with the results although I wanted a bit more texture they still turned out nice though



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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #6
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Looks good and if used as a step it will not be slippery

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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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I thought so too but then I decided im gonna monstaline them instead along with the hard top lol
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Unread 08-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #8
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Changed my mind again lol... Went for the gloss, wet sanded with 1500, 2000 and used rubbing compound and polish. Messed up a couple spots but still turned out amazing.. At least I think so, for a rattle can job



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