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Jeepedo129
December 24th, 2014, 15:21
On my last wheeling trip I may or may not have backed into a tree...... :doh:

Anyway, however it got there, I have a small dent in the hatch and the paint is chipping off. I'm not super worried about the dent, I just don't want the exposed metal to rust.

I have very little experience with painting, and have even less tools, supplies ect. But I'm wondering what I could do to fix the paint so I won't get rust.

I would prefer to have it match, but as I said before, I'm not good with blending and what not. If this works here, I have a couple small rust spots on my rockers that need some attention too.

Any advice would be great. :cheers:

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t622/Brandon_Heywood/e0ca6637751a435b1b76bc5f0d4ff61e_zps4f5bdcc1.jpg

kippo1
April 9th, 2015, 21:17
If your not worried about the dent just take some 100 grit and feather the edges of the flaking paint hit it with a little primer and then some good rattle can paint. Just tape off your rear light housing and anything else you don't want over spray on .

Jeepedo129
April 10th, 2015, 10:55
ok, I'll have to give it a try, any advice on the brand of paint? I've heard duplicolor has that factory paint in a can, don't know if it's any good.

kippo1
April 11th, 2015, 17:56
The duplicolor stuff is close and on the white will be real close. As far as primer goes in a can I like the epoxy primers. It's hard to find in stores sometimes. Some lowes have the rustoleum 2 part epoxy primer.

Jeepedo129
April 12th, 2015, 05:17
OK cool, I'll go have a look at Lowes, and try the duplicator. I need to do it sooner than later haha

831_xj
April 13th, 2015, 15:24
Napa can mix u a color matched can with the clear in it. It's called single stage paint. It's about $18 for a 12oz can and is much better match and quality than duplicolor

Jeepedo129
April 14th, 2015, 01:01
It has the clear coat mixed in? Sounds like that might be a better option.

cabjeepster
April 14th, 2015, 02:35
Napa can mix u a color matched can with the clear in it. It's called single stage paint. It's about $18 for a 12oz can and is much better match and quality than duplicolor
Pretty sure there is no clear in single stage paint. That why there is 2 stage.

kippo1
April 19th, 2015, 20:44
It is a single stage clear. It's usually what is used for those 500.00 paint jobs. It will look good for a cpl years