Originally Posted by 99WJ539918
Damn, sanding it down was not fun. I had plans to go down to the bare metal all around, but just taking the rust off was harder than I imagined. I removed the headlight grills and wiped them down with a foam spray, then used a scotch brite pad to scuff them up, and then wiped them down real good with Acetone. Then I sprayed them with the spray on bedliner. I used two coats and let the first coat dry for five minutes. I want to see how they look in the morning before I paint the brush guard. This way I'll know if I have to take all of the crappy powdercoating off or if I can paint over it. The spray on bedliner itself didn't really spray as evenly as I hoped, but since the finish is not smooth it shouldn't be an issue. I'll post pictures of the before, middle, and after when I'm done with everything. It should be around next Tuesday, I can only do a little bit at a time.
The headlight grills came out great, so I just got done scuffing the rest of the grill guard, wiping it down, and then putting the first coat on. I'll go out in an hour to do the second coat, and an hour after that I'll do the touch up. The spray on cans are crap, they don't spray evenly at all. I'm going to use two cans on just the brush guard. Once the can gets half full the spray becomes really uneven. Oh well, I guess it's a good thing that I got two cans.
Originally Posted by fosterjd79 View Post
I would shake it for a minute for the first spray and then about twenty to thirty seconds every half minute to minute or so. I went through two bottles and I need a third for touch ups. The first two bottles aren't empty, but the spray is too uneven and I don't want it to look like crap.
Just got done touching up the grill guard. It came out pretty nicely. I recommend anyone with a rusted grill guard to do this. Once it dries I'll take some pictures. You can still see it's not that smooth where the major rust spots were, but it looks a lot better.
Well, got the brackets in and they won't work with the Manik brush guard. I have two options: Sell the Manik and buy a brush guard from the company I bought the plates from or keep the Manik and just make plates. I'll probably just make some brackets...
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