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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Painting a Jeep tub ??

I'm finally considering painting my YJ tub to match the rest of my CJ. I have zero experience with body work and painting and have a question.
The paint on the YJ tub is almost perfect, the only reason I am painting it is to match the rest of the Jeep. Do I have to sand the original paint off of the tub or can I just paint over it since it is in such good condition?
I'm not looking for a show Jeep here, just something decent looking and with paint that will last a while.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 01:24 PM
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Re: Painting a Jeep tub ??

The old paint needs to be wet-sanded to remove the shine, but doesn't have to be stripped. I'm not sure if the clearcoat needs any special attention, but I don't think so.
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Thanks Jim. By the way, I used ot live "near St Louis" too, in a little suburb called Arnold. My father was an Electronic technitian at the Gateway Arch.
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Arnold, sure. Down by Fenton. There's a pretty big gun store there at the end of Old Gravois Road, right at the Meramec. How long since you moved away?
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Wow, it's been a good 20 years or so. I was a kid then, so I don't remember much. I remember spending lots of time at the top of the Arch, and various other places, and I remember touring the Bush brewery and being denied a beer because I was only 5 [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
I also remember a flood that was so bad in the late 70's that all of the stuff in our back yard floated away [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Dan, do a search! About a year a go Joey painted his Jeep.... Now Joey mixed enamel and laquer and ended up with a messy learning experience. About everything and anything you would want to know about Jeep painting were in those posts!
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Re: Painting a Jeep tub ??

here's one post from joey:
joey's painting tips
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