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To sand to bare metal use 60 grit and it will go fast. Take that roof down to metal and get rid of the rust
Prime all with 2K epoxy primer. It rolls nicely, get white hot dog rollers at HD or Lowes
Recoat the primer within 2 days or you need to scuff it. You can ML over the primer in 3 hours
Not sure on your ML requirements. May do it with 1 gal ea WHT + BLK/GRAY. Do some measurements. Coverage = 60 sq ft from 1 gal. Can't use tomorrow what you mixed with catalyst today. Do WHT 1 day, BLK or Gray next day
See here for plastic prep
Tips: Have a good helper, good lighting, no beers, women make the best supervisors for jobs like this (I'm not kidding)
No White Castles, eat fruit only or salad with lemon juice and balsamic
Edit: I don't think 1 gal of white will be enough. Do the measurements and let me know what you have
Hi Eric... I'm about to order Monstaliner for my ZJ below and wanted to get your input on all the materials I'll need. I'm planning to do white on the body and black (or grey) on the bumpers, cladding, roof rails, rock sliders, and trailer hitch. Can you please give me your input on the following questions:
- What grit sandpaper should I use to remove the paint, primer, and rust? I have a Porter Cable (7424xp) random orbital sander/polisher which we'll be using to do the sanding. I don't have enough air for a DA.
- After we sand the Jeep... which of your sealer/primers should we use and how much? We plan to roll it on.
- Do we need to seal the rust some how... what product do we use and how much? I've used POR15 before on my vintage VW's. Do I need to sand this before applying the primer?
- Is there a period of time which the sealer/primer needs to dry?
- What prep do I need to do on the plastic pieces (bumpers & cladding)?
- How many gallons of the white will I need?
- How many gallons of the black (or gray) will I need?
- We plan to do a panel or two at a time to prevent being overwhelmed. Do we just pour what we need into a container and then seal the can back up?
- We also plan to remove as many pieces from the Jeep as we can in order to get a more professional look (door handles, trim, bumpers, cladding, license surround, etc.)
- Any other tips as we start this project?
Here are the as is pictures...