Hey guys, refinishing my black xj's hood and roof is on my short list as there is a lot of pitting and surface rust. I'd like to address it before it ends up going all the way through.
First and most important, anyone have any idea if a pint (1pint primer, 1pint base, 1pint clear) will be enough for solid hood and roof coating?
Anyone ever use this site for paint supplies:http://www.automotivetouchup.com
They seem to have very reasonable prices and claims of good quality and factory matched paints.
Otherwise, my game plan:
-Strip off roof stripping and roof rack
-Rough sanding with ~80 grit with an orbital sander
-I'll pull out my sanding block and begin working with 180, 320 to start smoothing.
-I'll then use some body filler to hit overly thin and low spots and begin to wetsand with 320 and go back and forth between putty and sanding until its even.
-After I'm satisfied with that I'll do a 600grit wetsand as prep for primer.
-Wetsand with 1000/1500 grit for ultimate smoothness and prime with acrylic lacquer primer
-Drying process, and then begin coating with factory black basecoat
-Drying process and clearcoat for the win..
Anyone have any comments?
Complete painting noob here haha. Will all be done in a garage with an entry level Earlson HLPV sprayer.