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Unread 06-22-2013, 11:17 PM   #241
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I would really like to see that waterfall in person, thanks for the picture!

Sorry, can't help with the paint. I would agree with Jim on not using 400.

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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #242
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I would agree with Jim on not using 400.
I'm no body expert, that's for sure, but my theory here is that you need to remove the oxidized/damaged material and that would require something more abrasive than 1000 grit, at least if you want to get it done in a reasonable amount of time. The real trick is to know where to stop so that you don't get down to the primer.

I think you did right by starting at 1000 to be safe. Now that we know that's not working (at least not quickly), I would go to 400 or 600 grit wet on a small area and see how that goes.

After the damaged material is removed, then you can work up to 600, 1000, 1500, then the correct buffing compounds to bring back a shine.

If it was my CJ, my attitude would be to spend a lot of time and a few bucks to see if I could salvage the paint job or at least make it look good again in 75% of the painted areas. If that didn't work, it was a reasonable attempt and you know that you will need to get it repainted in the future if you want a beautiful paint job.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #243
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I didn't get the invite!!! Did you at least wave as you drove by???
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #244
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I didn't get the invite!!! Did you at least wave as you drove by???
If he didnt wave, it may have been because his fingers and arms were just too tired, to lift his arm from all the sanding.

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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #245
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I didn't get the invite!!! Did you at least wave as you drove by???
Whenever I drive thru Manteca there are 2 things I think about. My pal SonicR1 (yes, I do wave) and what did I forget at home for the trip I am about to embark on that can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops...
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Unread 06-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #246
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Awe shucks... yeah, bass pro has been a nice addition to the town!!!
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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #247
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Spent some time in the Jeep the last few days. First off, 4th of July parade representing the beekeeping project for my daughter's 4H club:



and today I went Jeeping with SonicR1. We had a great time despite the fact that in the first 10 minutes my front driver side lockout grenaded! I hate when that happens. Spent the rest of the day trying to keep up with SonicR1 in his yellow TJ in 2WD and had to be pulled out or winched numerous times...but, I would rather have the lock out blow up then a u-joint or driveshaft! The funny thing is I wasn't even driving hard when it blew so I am wondering if it is just fatigue from being 28 years old, both lockouts are original. I will buy a new set and keep the last remaining original as a spare. A few pictures of the trip:















I trust everyone is enjoying their 4th of July holiday...
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #248
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Great pictures! Looks like a great time, from the parade to the off roading.

Me thinks 28 years is darn good.

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #249
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Looks like a fun trip!
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #250
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yeah, 2 wheel drive, you wouldn't know it!!!



that guy can drive!!!



GREAT DAY!!!!!!


Oh, a quick contrast from the last time I was there:



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Unread 07-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #251
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Great pics, Mike and Bill! Glad ya'll managed to get together. 4-H ROCKS!!
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:39 AM   #252
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Gorgeous CJ! What did you do/use to repair the corners on your doors?
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:10 AM   #253
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Gorgeous CJ! What did you do/use to repair the corners on your doors?
Thank you for the compliment, we love it as well. In post #205 I describe briefly what I did to beef up and repair the door using Jeff Scherb's ideas. I have a link in that post that takes you do Jeff's very detailed door repair instructions. Specifically, I welded the corner where the hoop comes down to the door skin. If that is what you mean...
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Unread 07-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #254
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Wish I lived close enough to go with you guys!
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #255
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I'm telling you Jim, we gotta meet up in Moab some time!!!
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