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Old 05-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Going to by painting my car: Need advice (Pic intensive)

My car got vandalized last year with some flooring glue, the glue lifted the paint. I took the cash settlement from the insurance company and have been waiting for the summer to attempt my first bit of body work and paint job. I have painted three bumpers before, each time a little better (but still with TONS of orange peel). What I've read is that I need to turn up the PSI on the gun, I was using about 30 before on a HVLP gun.

Anyway's I'll get to the specific painting related stuff later, I'm far from that stage at the moment.

Let me preface this with a little disclaimer: I am no professorial, I am an avid backyard mechanic that has learned everything I know from working on my car. I've replaced engine's and transmissions but now it's time for me to learn a few things on the bodywork side of things. I'm not trying to make a show car, or spend a lot on the project. My goal is to fix the flaws where I can and learn as I go to create a decent looking final result (as we know, your paintjob is only as good as your prep).

Okay now to the pictures:

Overview



Flaw in fender

Dent in hood from leaving a wrench in the bay while closing hood

Flaw in door

This is partially where the glue hit, and where a thief broke into while with the previous owner

Rear quarter rust

Old emblem remnants

Not sure whatís going on here on the hatch

Spoiler bubbles

Other side rear quarter rust





Any specific advise on fixing these issues? As for where the glue hit on the doors and such, I realize I will have to sand down to metal and go from there. As for the rust on the rear quarters, I realize to fully fix this I would need new metal welded in, this will be too costly for me as I cannot do this myself, whatís my next best alternative?

Iíve never used Bondo either, any tips on that?
The weather seems to be slowly improving here in Vancouver, so hopefully this project will be underway shortly!

Any thoughts and input are welcomed! Thanks guys!
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bn...363492912.html

Buy that but don't pay that price. I may still have mine that I can sell you. He did not pay $350 for it. Buy it, read through it before starting the project. For a beginner it will give you a better understanding than anyone can explain to you over the internet. It will teach you everything you need to know about repairing dents/rust and setting up your spray gun to acheive a flat finish. It'll teach you how to paint a complete the correct way so you aren't gonna be spending days polishing from dryspray. Any of questions through the project you can PM me. I see that you are in Langley, if you need help with something in person I could maybe help you out if I'm free. Good luck
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks I will keep this in mind. Not too sure on my timeframe but hopefully should get started soon. If you could PM me your cell that would be much appreciated!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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if you have any questions about how to move foward with your project I'll give you some direction, you have some work ahead of you if your going to do it yourself. i resto mg's that are in way worse shape

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i have that autotech book for sale if you want it. pm me
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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lol he definitely did not pay $350 for that book. It was pretty expensive though, I think i paid $190 for it brand new so his asking price is actually pretty decent.
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