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Advice prepping cage for paint
Thanks to Rice701, I'm getting ready to install my new cage. Before I get it back in though, I need to paint it. I'm prepping it now, and need some advice.
I'm going to paint it fire-engine red, using Rustoleum Professional grade paint (the stuff comes in the taller silver cans). I've used this on a couple of accessories and it is satisfactory.
The question is: The cage is currently stripped to bare metal (knotted wire wheel brush), what should I do to prep it for the most durable paint job? Should I put a primer coat on first, or just go on and put the main coats on? If I do put a primer on, how long to let it outgas before I do the main coats? Any other tips/tricks would be appreciated.
'83 CJ-7 nothing original but the tub and axle tubes