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Our first step was to haul the FJ over to KC Customs for a quick sanding and spray job of semi-gloss black on the bumpers that had come in a raw steel finish. We tore off the body cladding and began the sanding to make sure the paint would adhere. This low grit cuts through the factory clearcoat, but you must be very careful to keep any grease or oils off the body, and even fingerprints must be wiped off prior to going in the paint booth.

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