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I have a set of NOS fenders I bought privately years ago. They have been stored in the rafters for 15 years.
Well now I want to put them on. The previous owner primed them over the original black paint that they come in the box with. Should I sand this off to bare metal or, if it was sanded first, is this acceptable?
 

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i do not think you need to sand back to bare metal

I would sand and prep as if you were doing a repaint

sanding to bare metal is overkill
 

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So that black paint is stuck on good enough to overcoat?
 

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The black primer that comes on it is an electrostatic primer to prevent rust. The bad news is the primer the previous owner sprayed on it will absorb moisture over the years. If they were mine I would sand it down to the e-coat and then start from there with an epoxy primer. Its your call but I would hate to paint them and then have the moisture start coming out and lift the paint.
 

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i'd go down to the e-coat and seal them then prime them just to make 100% sure
 

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86_custom has my thoughts....
 

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I would no matter what because you dont know how well he sanded them either. Epoxy prime and top coat . No sanding nessesary if top coated in the primers window.
 

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Thanks for the info. :)

Well I took it all off.... The outside isn't to bad but it's a reall PITA to get the stuff off the inside of the fenders.
 
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