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83 jeep cj7. when am i done sanding?

OK guys my arm is about to fall off from sanding. I have gotten rid of all the rust and peeling\flaking paint. etch primed the bare metal. sanded down the rest. feathered in where i needed to. question is how do i know when i am done sanding? I have decided to go with PPG single stage Gray. Nothing flashy just a good paint. probably something from the shop line. after all this jeep will be in the woods some as well as on the street. I am off on Friday and would like to put the primer on. SPI epoxy primer based on the advice from another thread I started with you all.
But how do i know when i am done sanding?
After priming i will go back over again with 400 grit and block before i paint.

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I use the SPI and it will fill an 80 grit scratch..It is also self etching so you did not need to use the etch prime..but oh well..As long as it is all well sanded down to either metal or to good solid base you are fine...I use the 80 grit on my drophead sander on the paint removal step..And my little drophead air sander with rolocs in the small spaces and perhaps some spot shots with the sanblaster...shoot 2 wet coats of the epoxy and see where you are at..if it is nice and smooth (you are satisfied) the SP has a 7 day recoat window so go ahead and shoot the single stage..Once the epoxy is on all the sanding you may need to do is a lite scuff to get rid of any trash there might be..

If there are any big scratches to take care of I use Marson Platinum to fill with and block until you are happy..do a seal coat of epoxy so you have a uniform color to shoot your base over..then shoot the base..

this should do it..of course everyone who paints has there own deal so I expect maybe someone else may weigh in..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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thanks for the input.
In that case i am going into primer tomorrow.
Maybe- it is supposed to rain down here in Georgia. Is it ok to paint/prime? The jeep is in my heated basement wiped down and ready to go.
Thanks joey
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