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#3498325 - Yesterday at 09:39 PM The Paint is Peelin'!
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1096
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Well while the Beetle is in for service I'm borrowing my grandpa's 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 4.0L. Has been an amazing vehicle, has 134k original miles, and my family owns some gold mines in western Arizona so it does occasionally get out into the sticks and does quite a bit of 4-wheeling. The scratches on the sides from cruisin' through the bushes doesn't matter, but the paint is starting to peel is a concern. In 2007 my grandfather bought it from an auction and it was owned by the state of Arizona as a what we assume an Ariozna Department of Transportation vehicle. I believe it was maintained very well, but I'm sure it has been parked in the Arizona sun for the past 18 years without a drop of wax or shade. I just noticed this paint on the roof flaking off and it looks like a bird pooped on it and that's made it flake off (What did that bird eat!?). I believe it's only been flaked off for a week or two at the most. I also have noticed the paint peeling on the driver's side fender for quite a while. I also have known it has peeled in the drip rails of the roof but the paint peeling there hasn't continued to peel. I did know it was peeling under the hood on the inside part of the fenders, but that didn't really matter so long as it didn't start spreading but now it looks like it is. Eventually my grandfather will buy another vehicle and the Jeep will become mine and I'll keep it forever. I know alot of people say that, but I really will keep this Jeep forever.

What I was thinking is to mask off a 3 inch X 3 inch spot on the hood in a square and sanding it down and painting it myself either with some white spray paint or maybe the color matching aerosol stuff.

What are your guy's recommendations?









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#3498339 - Yesterday at 09:52 PM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: apple valley, ca
tell me more about the gold mines!!!
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#3498413 - Yesterday at 11:10 PM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 09/30/14
Posts: 2
Loc: cent fl
as far as only painting the spots that is only a temp fix...

is this the factory original paint? or has it been repainted?

if it is original than the paint is failing due to age and will need to be sanded to below the primer and sealed and re painted. i wish i could tell you a easy or inexpensive way to solve your problem but there is not if you want it to last and not cause more work in the future.

My background in this area is I have painted and done bodywork for over 20 years and to tech work for a paint company.

feel free to contact me via pm and I can help you if you like

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#3498418 - Yesterday at 11:16 PM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: mcn1970]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1096
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: mcn1970
as far as only painting the spots that is only a temp fix...

is this the factory original paint? or has it been repainted?

if it is original than the paint is failing due to age and will need to be sanded to below the primer and sealed and re painted. i wish i could tell you a easy or inexpensive way to solve your problem but there is not if you want it to last and not cause more work in the future.

My background in this area is I have painted and done bodywork for over 20 years and to tech work for a paint company.

feel free to contact me via pm and I can help you if you like
Its the original paint. My dad has done paint and body work for well over 20 years professionally too but I haven't asked him about it yet. He doesn't live close either to look at it just yet either. I'm wondering if the patches of paint will prevent it from spreading from those areas of patches
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#3498499 - Today at 03:00 AM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 9219
Loc: Clovis, CA
You can eventually repaint the whole Jeep by doing a 1000 spot repairs, or you can go ahead and bite the bullet and repaint the whole Jeep all at once. Either way, you'll end up repainting the whole Jeep.

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#3498511 - Today at 04:44 AM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 23989
Loc: ME
That looks like a good candidate for the $50 roller Rustoleum job (google it).

GM had a worse time of it in the 90s but the water based paints just didn't want to stick.

Looking at the black fender flares that haven't faded to mid-grey, you have yourself a keeper. approved

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#3498533 - Today at 06:10 AM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1436
Loc: Atlanta
The only way to fix that is to strip and refinish it.
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#3498557 - Today at 07:02 AM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 11/09/08
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At least where you are you don't have to worry about rust!

Looks like it has a decent layer of (zinc? galvanizing?) under the paint. I'd be worried about scuffing that off on a repaint.
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#3498573 - Today at 07:39 AM Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 8129
Loc: NorthEast
Originally Posted By: Chris142
tell me more about the gold mines!!!

+1

He should be driving a brand new Range Rover, not this jalopy!

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#3498618 - 49 minutes 16 seconds ago Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 436
Loc: Central Maryland
Please note you have a galvanized steel body. Plain old Rustoleum is NOT the ticket here. It will just peel off.

You need to use a zinc primer or other paint that is galvanized-friendly. Otherwise you're just wasting your time.

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#3498648 - 16 minutes 54 seconds ago Re: The Paint is Peelin'! [Re: Vikas]
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 436
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: Vikas
Originally Posted By: Chris142
tell me more about the gold mines!!!

+1

He should be driving a brand new Range Rover, not this jalopy!


That depends on how many grams per ton of earth each mine produces.

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