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Unread 08-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #436
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Main Tub Run

With the hectic day of brewing and that flurry of posts, I just realized that I never posted on the passenger's side of the tub.

Here is a recap of my nasty run on the passenger's side rear quarter panel.


I was lucky enough to be able to sand that sucker out without breaking through the clear coat.


Here it is after the first round of polishing.


Round two is with the spot and swirl remover on the gray polishing pad.


After round two you can see the gloss starting to really come in.


Here it is after the third stage of Ultra-fine polish.


So for comparison, in this picture you can see the original clear coat finish and the sanded finish. The passenger's side went from this:


To this:


I think I'm finished with the polishing for a while.

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Unread 08-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #437
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Mike, just let me know when you want me to drop off the CJ for the detail job! Dude that paint is perfect. I've seen mirrors with less reflection. I would be scared to drive it.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 09:47 PM   #438
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Dang! You ruined it. I could tell what color it was BEFORE you polished it. You better leave it in the garage!!
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:01 PM   #439
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:02 PM   #440
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I would cry the first time I scratched that on a tree or rock, looking so good.
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Unread 08-18-2010, 10:52 AM   #441
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I would cry the first time I scratched that on a tree or rock, looking so good.
No kidding. I'm rattle canning everything so far and not mentioning the runs I'm so skillfully producing on most things...
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Unread 08-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #442
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Mike, just let me know when you want me to drop off the CJ for the detail job! Dude that paint is perfect. I've seen mirrors with less reflection. I would be scared to drive it.
I don't think you could afford me.

When I was picking up the $200 worth of buffing products the guy who sold me the paint, who happens to paint only Corvettes on the side, told me I likely have a $3500-4000 paint job. He said if you brought him a fully prepped and primed car it is usually $1000-1500 for paint, $1000 to paint it and another $1500 to sand and buff. He said if someone wants a full detail, it's a cool $12-1500 he makes in 5-7 days spending a few hours a night. Again, he works on pretty much only older Corvettes.

I know in regards to my CJ, I spent over two full days in the booth and that's not even counting the priming, sanding, filler or basically the last 20 pages of this thread. Let's not even go back to the welding stage. The paint is not completely perfect as there are some minor flaws but I must say I am pretty satisfied with the overall finished product.

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Dang! You ruined it. I could tell what color it was BEFORE you polished it. You better leave it in the garage!!
Oh, I have no intention of leaving it parked. See below...

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I would cry the first time I scratched that on a tree or rock, looking so good.
I want to thank all of you guys! I will have to admit this will likely be a mall crawler and show queen for the first couple years, mainly because there is not a lot of places to go wheeling around here, but I have every intention of wheeling it. Here is another picture an old college friend recently posted of me on Facebook. This is from the 1996 Easter Jeep Safari. Ah, the good ole days.



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No kidding. I'm rattle canning everything so far and not mentioning the runs I'm so skillfully producing on most things...
I've seen your thread and you are well on your way to having a sweet rig. I might have to make the short drive down some weekend to drink your beer and watch you work on it.
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Unread 08-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #443
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Think of where you would be with a single stage urethane enamel paint job!

The issues you have dealt with are the reason I will be using base coat/clear coat on my Jeep. I may do the same on my daughter's D100 but my mind is not made up yet.
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Unread 08-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #444
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DUDE!

that's amazing... my factory paint has more runs than that
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Unread 08-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #445
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Wow!

Mike,

I just realized I read 444 posts in one sitting. Talk about an amazing progression! This Jeep is phenomenal. Great work and I wish I had the technical skills and knowledge to tackle this on my rusty '86 CJ-7. I think you may even have inspired me to give it a try once I get home from deployment. Great work, I'm checking in daily from here on out!
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Unread 08-19-2010, 06:34 PM   #446
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Very impressive- this thread took up most of my day at work today, thanks and awesome work!
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Unread 08-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #447
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Very impressive- this thread took up most of my day at work today, thanks and awesome work!
That's funny!
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Unread 08-19-2010, 08:54 PM   #448
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Very impressive- this thread took up most of my day at work today, thanks and awesome work!
I hope your boss isn't a jeepforum member.
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Unread 08-20-2010, 09:29 AM   #449
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looking sharp!
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Unread 08-20-2010, 10:00 AM   #450
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that's amazing... my factory paint has more runs than someone who drank the water down in Mexico

Fixed it for ya
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