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post #1 of 5 Old 05-29-2002, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question Body paint color help

I suspect that the previous owner of my newly-acquired '71 CJ5 either wrecked or rolled it. Both the underside of the hood and the left front fender reveal body/paint damage. Please look at these pics and advise on how I can get the front-left hood and left front fender to be as smooth and glossy as the rest. (the second picture reveals the contrast the best) PLEEZE don't say "repaint the whole thing".
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-29-2002, 01:38 AM
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You need to set url to exact pics you want us to see . Then maybe I can help


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OK, here's a good pic. It just may take a while to load. Thanks for help!
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Something is still wrong with your link, but one possibility that you may look into is essentially sanding the top layer of dead paint off with something like 1000-grit sandpaper, and then applying a clear coat, etc. Someone with bodyshop experience can probably answer this more precisely, but I know from experience that even a fresh paint job is sanded like this and then buffed to get it perfectly smooth. This won't help if the tone/shade of the two paints are different, but it could correct a difference in sheen.

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Thanks for the info johny1i. I clicked the link and I got the pic. Twice I've managed to eff it up for you guys . It works for me fine.

If either link doesn't work, please then somebody tell me how to post the picture in my reply!
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