Repair Holes In Your Jeep's Aluminum Body And Apply Primer, Paint, And Compound

Posted on: 20 July 2017

If you own an older model jeep that you wish to sell but before doing so would like to fix some small holes in the vehicle's body and add primer and paint to the patched sections, the following steps will assist with completing the repair. After finishing, you may be able to be able to find a potential buyer for your vehicle who is willing to spend a fair amount of money for it.


  • automotive detergent
  • sponge
  • bucket
  • water hose
  • tack cloth
  • tube of body filler
  • caulk gun
  • putty knife
  • power sander
  • low and high grit paper
  • automotive touch up primer
  • applicator
  • touch up paint
  • buffing mitts
  • clear compound

Clean The Jeep's Body And Fill Holes

Pour a small amount of automotive detergent into a bucket that is filled with water. Use a sponge to apply the soapy water to the jeep's exterior. Press firmly against the sponge as you treat dirty aluminum. Use a water hose to rinse off the clean aluminum. Wait for the aluminum surface to dry. Insert a tube of body filler in a caulk gun. Release the filler into one of the holes by squeezing the tool's trigger. Move a putty knife over the filler to smooth out its surface. Fill the remaining holes in the same manner. Wait for the filler to harden.

Sand The Repaired Sections

Attach a piece of low grit sandpaper to a power sander. Move the sander slowly back and forth over the repaired aluminum. Use your fingertips to test the smoothness of the repaired areas. Once the patched aluminum feels smooth, secure a piece of high grit sandpaper to the power sander. Briefly move the tool back and forth over the patched aluminum. Use a tack cloth to wipe away dust that is on the jeep's body.

Apply Primer And Paint

Use an applicator tool to brush a small amount of touch up primer over the patched aluminum. Use even strokes while applying the primer. After the primer has dried, use a clean applicator to apply touch up paint over the primed sections. A couple coats of paint may be needed in order to match the color of paint that surrounds the repaired areas.

After the paint has dried thoroughly, pour a few drops of clear compound onto a buffing mitt. Move the mitt in small circles as the mitt is pressed against each part of the jeep's body that ha been repaired. Use a clean cloth to eliminate excess compound. For more information, talk to a professional, like those at Exoticar Paintworks Inc.


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