Repainting a 1971 Series I?

Question…Can a modern base coat/clear coat paint be painted over a sanded paint from 1971 or does the early paint have to be completed sanded off to bare metal because of an incompatibility issue?


Jeff H

An etching primer would work great.

When I repainted my '71 XJ I was told the old paint had to be sanded down tobare metal…that was done…

If the base paint job isnt cracked to metal, it makes a great primer!

Sand, spot fill, and then use urethane primer over it, and Bob’s yer uncle.

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The only paint that has gotta go is the the 80’s thermoplastic stuff. Epoxy primer sticks to 71 paint and anything sticks to epoxy primer. Not an etch primer guy myself.