well I finally decided this weekend that enough was enough and it was time to move forward with painting the jeep. Every day I waste not painting is one less day of nice weather. We are fast approaching winter here in the PNW and I needed to make sure I at least had some primer on this jeep before it gets to cold. So with that said lets take a look at this weekends progress shall we.
Made another trip to the local paint shop for some last minute supplies I was missing.
Then I pulled out the HVLP and made sure it was ready for service, this would be the first time ever using a spray gun mind you.
After running some errands and getting all my supplies in order, me and a few buddies started chiseling out all the old seam sealer from inside the tub and sanded everything with 60grit paper in prep for the POR.
I bought a black and decker mouse sander at sears a week or so back and I can't say enough good things about that little guy. Made getting those hard to reach spots a breeze.
Once we were all satisfied with the sanding I sprayed a generous coat of Prep and Etch on the inside of the tub and let that sit for 25 minutes. The label said 15 minutes for paint prep but we were occupied masking things off and didn't get it rinsed off right away. This stuff is pretty impressive though, sure does make a difference.
After taking the pressure washer to the tub, masking everything off, and toweling everything as dry as we could, we all took a break and let the jeep bake in the sun for a while to make sure it was good and dry.
After our intermission we degreased the tub and got to laying down the POR.
6hrs later the POR was barely tacky to the touch and apparently just the right amount of dry to lay on the primer.