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Old 01-11-2008, 07:59 AM
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neew guy need painting help

I am going to paint my 83 Cj7. I have already done all the mechanical stuff myself. new motor trans and such. Now i am ready for my first adventure in painting.
First I have a solid straight body. As far as I can tell it has never been repainted. It does have some fairly heavy surface rust in the usual places IE under some of the hinges and stuff. I guess from the factory they do not paint under them. I am going to sand blast all of that off so no problems there.
But the doors i am trying to get it down to bare metal But it looks like that they may have used red primer from the factory? or maybe even black. There is some pink color showing throug. I don't think that it is bondo frosting. I only see it on the doors. But i cannot get the red or black primer off with sanding Can I just sand it smooth and primer over it?. the paint comes right off with sanding or stripping. no problems in a few places on the hood it did go down to bare metal so I will have to etch prime that first? right? should I etch prime the whole thing?
Any advice? I am not trying to build a show jeep or just a woods jeep But I am looking for a decent looking all around jeep
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Joey

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If it was me, and I didn't want to completely strip it, here is what I would do. First of all, remove all of the rust. Do not try to treat it with one of the million of "miracle cures", get rid of it. Treat the areas with a quality epoxy primer, such as SPI. The rest of the the vehicle should atleast be cleaned and sanded well. If there are any areas where there is paint that is peeling, they should be stripped. I would then apply epoxy primer to the whole thing to give you a good base for the repaint.

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:07 AM
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Aaron is right. If the pink stuff isn't coming off with sanding you shouldn't have any problem with adhesion. Etching primer is not necessary. Just a good coat of epoxy primer over everything and you are good to go.

But be sure to get all the rust off. If not, it will come through the finish in years to come.

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thanks, guys

thanks for all info.
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I'll be doing something similar to my '64 Pontiac in the future where I will not be painting the whole car......just parts to preserve it for awhile. Is acrylic laquer compatible as a topcoat over epoxy primer?
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the laquer is usable over the epoxy..however i would go with a urethane as the new materials are much better..and they do spray and handle a lot like the old laquer paints..Lots of color choices and all that as well..

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Urethane seems to be the way to go....that seems to be the consensus. I'm not quite ready for paint yet, but have been poking around the paint threads trying to learn a little. Is Imron a brand name of urethane? or a different type of paint altogether?
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