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post #1 of 11 Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Removing rust and paint

Restoring my 75 CJ5 and I'm trying to decide if I should sand blast or sand the body down. I want to take it down to the metal because of some surface rust. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It seems like sand blasting would be easier to get in the hard spots.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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A sand blaster in the hands of an inexperienced user does most damage. It warps flat panels. It does do a fabulous job at the nooks and cranies inside the tub. Naturaly the gauges ect must be remove or they will fill with sand.
My suggestion is blast the inside and sand the outside.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-22-2013, 01:00 PM
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I agree, have it media blasted by someone who knows what they're doing. I suggest using glass bead instead of sand.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-23-2013, 07:40 PM
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Try to get it soda blasted it does not damage panels
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-24-2013, 04:01 PM
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THe guy that did my CJ used a combination of sand and walnut shells to prevent warpage.
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-24-2013, 08:13 PM
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Get it professionally blasted....Its going to cost a bit, but will be worth every penny when you consider the hours you would have into sanding.
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-26-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. I'm going to find someone to do the media blasting. I'm sure there is someone around Memphis. I have already sand blasted the frame and running gear. Put Por15 on them and they look great. Now time to get the body done.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-26-2013, 07:42 PM
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Where are the pictures?

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-28-2013, 05:19 PM
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For sandblasting I would go with a professional. But thats just me, I have never tried doing it myself.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-28-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I will get some pics up next time I get back to my shop. Been doing a lot of flying and haven't been able to my shop lately.
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 07:14 PM
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sandblasting on the frame and heavy metal like that is fine, when it comes to the tub these guys have given you solid advice...many people go right at it to only find out they did more harm then good..
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