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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2001, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Painting Hi-Lift?

Ok so I finally mounted my hi-lift on the out side of my TJ and now it needs to be cleaned and painted. How should I clean it and what should I paint it with?

97 TJ 30" ko's stock but not for long
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Re: Painting Hi-Lift?

I'd be real tempted to have it sandblasted to remove all traces of oil, rust, corrosion and loose flaking paint. That frame is going to take a lot of hard use and even abuse. So, that means it'll soon be in the same condition it now is... so I'd suggest that you decide on a nice color you want to paint it in, primer it and get lots and lots of paint for touch up's.

Does any one have any thoughts on Powder Coating the Highlift? I've considered it, but I think it'll lead to more rust and corrositon hidden under scratches and breaches in the coating.

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Re: Painting Hi-Lift?

You might try some oven cleaner. I know it has a tendency to take off paint, oil, etc. For paint, I heard VHT makes a good epoxy based paint that is pretty durable. I agree though that just about any paint will be scratched and chipped with use.

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Re: Painting Hi-Lift?

I run mine on the outside of the jeep and it could use a paint job too. I think I'm going to use some good ol Rust-oleum on mine. Just don't forget to carry some lube for the jack. It will NOT work without it. I have a small can of WD-40 to use on mine, works great.

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