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  • Factory type of paint for 73? Lacquer?

    What kind of paint did the factory use in 70's? Was it lacquer or something else? I'm thinking of painting my 73 next year but wouldn't be taking it down to bare metal or anyhting fancy like that. Just wanted to know for compatability reasons. I believe the upper half of the jeep is original paint - a PO repainted the bottom half with some kind of BC/CC, I would assume enamel.


    Thanks!
    1973 Wagoneer 4.6 I-6 stroker, t176/d300, offy dualport w/ quadrajet, pertronix, flowmaster

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    Most likely the factory paint is urethane enamel. Great to work with - dries hard and durable but mars can be sanded and polished out. I've painted 7 vehicles with it.

    Lacquer is relatively soft but easy to apply and multiple coats give the paint "depth." I don't know when the manufacturers switched from lacquer to enamels.

    BC/CC came into popular use in the 80's.

    Water based paints are very common now, even among body shops. There are some shops in my area that are 100% water based. It requires a complete change in equipment and application methods but apparently is quite durable.
    Cliff Danley
    1977 Cherokee S

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    • #3
      Single-stage acrylic enamel.
      Tim Reese
      Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps.
      Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination ATs, 7600 GVWR
      Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
      GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
      ECO Green: '15 FCA Jeep Cherokee KL Trailhawk

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        Thanks guys!!
        1973 Wagoneer 4.6 I-6 stroker, t176/d300, offy dualport w/ quadrajet, pertronix, flowmaster

        "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads." -- Doc Brown https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/cool.png

        "When this baby reaches 88 miles per hour, you're gonna to see some serious shhttps://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/eek.pngt!"

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