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Old January 10th, 2019, 18:35
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Removing old paint.

Well, some people just seem to gravitate to Jeeps... You know the ones I'm talking about...

Bought an '89 XJ for dirt cheap. It was probably pretty sharp when it was new, fire engine red with chrome exterior trim.

Aaaaaaaaand then some mental midget decided to come along and put truck bed liner all over the hood and give the rest of it a flat-black, murdered out, rattle-can job (trim included) that of course is now peeling and flaking off and just looks ugly. Now, I could just give it 5 years or so and let the Colorado sun do it's thing, but does anybody have any ideas on how to speak up the process without affecting the underlying factory paint TOO much? I figured taking a light grade of steel wool to the bumpers should take that stuff off without scratching the chrome up too much. I'm stumped on the rest enough...
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Old January 10th, 2019, 19:32
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Re: Removing old paint.

Power washing the living f out of it?

You could also try wet sanding the paint but not sure how effective it will be. If there was no clear underneath the rattle can it will be a lost cause.

You're better off stripping it down and re shooting it if you want it to look decent. Aircraft remover works amazing, but it can be messy. I would at least try it on the chrome parts.
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