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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Painting My YJ Help

hey guys, i dont wanna spend a lot of $$$$$ so im going to be painting my YJ in a few weeks myself... im going to build a little booth in my garage and seal everything off........ i got a PPG deltron single stage paint... im going to sand it down to pretty much bare metal ( because it needs some body work in certain spots ) and then prime it.. what do you guys recommend using to sand it down? and any specific steps?





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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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You shouldnt have to sand it all down to bare metal.. The old paint on it makes for a good adhesion of the new paint.. Just sand everything that doesnt require body work with 320-400 grit sandpaper.. Just make sure that when you sand you sand till all the shine is gone on the old paint.. In other words, make it look like a flat paint job when its cleaned.. The paint needs something to grab onto and anything not scuffed will be prone to peel later.. Anywhere you cant get the sand paper, use a red scotch brite to scuff it..

Wherever you plan on doing body work, you want to use 36-80 grit where you plan on using filler so it sticks.. Sand your filler with 180-220 grit and primer over those spots covering all your sand marks from sanding the filler.. Sand your primer with 320-400 and you should be ready for paint once you clean everything.. Use a grease and wax remover right before you paint to remove contaminates.. Good luck on your adventure.. One of my xjs is now rescue green i did myself..
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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Good luck on the paint job. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I've been eying your build for a while now. Hope it turns out great, that way I can justify to the lady that I can do the same.
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Good luck on the paint job. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I've been eying your build for a while now. Hope it turns out great, that way I can justify to the lady that I can do the same.

Haha thanks. I hear ya. Took me a while to convince mine the same
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You shouldnt have to sand it all down to bare metal.. The old paint on it makes for a good adhesion of the new paint.. Just sand everything that doesnt require body work with 320-400 grit sandpaper.. Just make sure that when you sand you sand till all the shine is gone on the old paint.. In other words, make it look like a flat paint job when its cleaned.. The paint needs something to grab onto and anything not scuffed will be prone to peel later.. Anywhere you cant get the sand paper, use a red scotch brite to scuff it..

Wherever you plan on doing body work, you want to use 36-80 grit where you plan on using filler so it sticks.. Sand your filler with 180-220 grit and primer over those spots covering all your sand marks from sanding the filler.. Sand your primer with 320-400 and you should be ready for paint once you clean everything.. Use a grease and wax remover right before you paint to remove contaminates.. Good luck on your adventure.. One of my xjs is now rescue green i did myself..
Thanks a bunch man. Def guna use this help.
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All good.. Hit me up if you have any snags.. Ive been painting for about 12 yrs now.. And post pics when your done..
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Now if i get. Single stage ppg paint. Do I need to add hardener or reducer?
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Now if i get. Single stage ppg paint. Do I need to add hardener or reducer?
Thats up to the paint manufacturer..what ever you get it they should have a tech sheet for mix ratios and whats needed
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Gotcha. Thanks !
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