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Old 23 Jul 2013, 10:02 am
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Default Painting over a woodie

I'm inheriting a 2002 Cruiser, white with the Woodie package. That's not really my style so I was wondering what the possibilities were for removing or painting over the woodie part. Thanks.
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Old 23 Jul 2013, 10:05 am
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Default Re: Painting over a woodie

It's a decal and I would think it has to be removed one way or another. Just extra preparation (time) for whoever paints it.
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Old 23 Jul 2013, 10:36 am
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Default Re: Painting over a woodie

like crewzin said the woody pat is just a decal/ sticker of some sort. not sure how easy it is to remove but I bet a body shop could do that for you and possibly save the cost of a repaint...

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Old 25 Jul 2013, 08:15 pm
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Default Re: Painting over a woodie

I would def. not paint over it. The wood grain is an overlay that is attached to the door skin with some type of adhesive. You would need to have the overlay removed. Then, the adhesive residue will need to be removed. I'm not sure if the pt's have the same base color under the overlay, but removing the overlay will mess up paint if it is there.

So in the end you will most likely be prepping and repainting most of the car. If I were going that far I would just wet sand the roof, hood, grill, etc. and do a total repaint. That way you don't have to worry about faded paint matching up with the freshly painted panels. Also, if you stick with the same color, you don't have to worry about painting the door jams, etc.
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