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tips on preping bare steel for paint.

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what is the best way to get good paint adhesion?

what grit sandpaper? primer? do i need to clear it?

whats the best order of operations.... clean, sand, prime, sand, prime, paint, paint, clear, clear?

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OI hit my stuff with about 200grit. Clean it with xylene or some other surface prep solution. Use gloves if you have to handle it.

The best thing is self etching primer. Wal mart has it in their touch up paint section, or I think rustoleum has aclean metal primer.

Then go at it after it's primed

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OI hit my stuff with about 200grit. Clean it with xylene or some other surface prep solution. Use gloves if you have to handle it.

The best thing is self etching primer. Wal mart has it in their touch up paint section, or I think rustoleum has aclean metal primer.

Then go at it after it's primed

Are you shooting it, or rattle can
rattle can.

if i use self etching primer, do i have to sand?

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I do. Not sue if the can recommends it or not.

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I did the surface prep, primer and paint - paint - paint routine on my new front PSC bumper. I can say it looks damn good - just let it set in between coats and don't try and hurry or it will run. I have no idea how good it will hold up. There is no reason why it shouldn't, I tried to follow the rules to the letter. I lightly sanded between each coat.


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Are they going to be the same color as the jeep or what?
1. clean the metal
2. sand dry with 80 grit
3. clean it agian.
4. sand dry with 180
5. clean it again
6. sand dry with 400
7. clean it again
8. spray lightly with self etching primer
9. spray with a high build primer
10 wet sand with 400 then 600 then 800
11. clean it again and tack it.
12. paint, clear and wet sand with 2000
13 buff with a wool pad and comound
14 polish with a foam pad and polishing compound

However if it were me I'd walk out in the shop hand it to my painter, and tell him to paint it.


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However if it were me I'd walk out in the shop hand it to my painter, and tell him to paint it.
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so the fenders are now at linex.

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