If just sanding and painting I'd follow these guys suggestions. If you need to strip the hood I like the aircraft stripper at Advanced Auto. Then follow with sanding. I usually do this to the hood because its so big and flat(ish) most imperfections show up.
On another note.....I blasted my grill with black beauty or something like that from Menards. I had no intentions of this being seen as I have a grill cover on it. Was just painting to protect it. I primed with duplicolor self-etching high fill primer,then painted. This was every bit as good as the rest of the job. Now, before everyone goes a little nuts,I'm not saying this is the right way,just that I was shocked at the result. No marks from blasting, and it was heavily marked before primer. Sorry,I took no pictures of this but it worked great.......
My daughter and I had a blast painting my CJ. Hope you do as well. Good luck
Dave in Muskegon using Jeep Forum App