Two years ago when I put the Jeep back together I got a little impatient and put the roll bar (correction, sport bar) back on without painting the new metal plates I had welded on the bottom to replace the old rusted out ones.
You would think that after grinding off the old ones, having new ones made fabricated and then welded on that I would paint the damn things so they wouldn’t suffer the same fate. No.
So, here I am two years later with a wire-wheel on my trusty 4″ grinder cleaning off the rust in preparation for a coat of POR-15. Then a couple of coats of rattle-can black and the bar is ready to go back on.