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Don't sit on it. If it's just slightly rough you can buff it out and then use ceramic coat to protect the paint. If you let it go it will start to crack like the picture @cliffish posted, at that point it is terminal. The part needs to be taken down to bare metal, primed and painted. Most of the time it is cheaper to just buy new panels once it cracks. If I could turn back the clock I would have spent much more effort early on protecting the paint. If you have cracks it's done, if you don't I'd even spray clear on it now if buffing isn't enough. Anything to protect the color coat from cracking. It'll save you a massive amount of labor at the end of the day keeping those lower layers intact.Is there anyway I can fix this?
there is no way there is 15 hours labor prepping a jeep. Removing all the flares, bumpers, door handles etc. 15 hours would not be enough time to sand and prep the surface. People working costco are making $20/hr here starting, a quality prep and finish guy has to be making more.
The 15 hr was my guess. A recommendation from a buddy of mine that has ran the repair that includes re paints at Atlanta Toyota which has a pretty decent reputation in the area. I have no way to confirm since I don't refinish automobiles. Here is what he said
3hrs to disassemble and wash.
3 hrs to sand (no repairs)
2hr Solvent wash and 1st prime
30 min infrared heat
1hr sand and tack
1hr 2nd prime
30 min infrared heat
1hr light sand tack coat
30 min body coat
30 min wet coat
30 min infrared heat.
2hrs clear coat.
I was off 4hrs or so. Of course not all jobs go as planned and could take longer or shorter. These would be professional refinishers I would think a DIY could double that time if done the same way. Again I don't refinish automobiles but do have a Finishmasters account where I by primers, gun parts...... out of curiosity I had them package price enough primer, color coat and clear to do my Jeep this morning $1098.00
Delton PPG $350 a gallon
Did you use rustoleum?