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Old 05-29-2003, 02:30 AM   #1
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ive got some rust along each rear wheel well, and tiny holes in some of the spots, all i want to do its repair it my self and paint the sanded metal with the propor colour spray paint, how do i get a paint code for my car? and also for the small holes can i just use some bondo and primer? Also i know nothing about body work so what kind of sand paper do i need?
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Personally , i'd get all the rust spots sandblasted first . and if ur saying there is holes, well there is no way u could fill those with bondo and expect it to hold . i would get the holes patched up professionally ( have a autobody shop cut out all the rust ) and patch up with sheet metal . as for the surface rust u could just sandblast that . we have ''Bays'' here in calgary that u could rent and do the sandblasting ur self ! honestly i'd do it the right way , unless ur gonna sell the car quick
after ur done with the rust and patching , u could start applying the bondo . DON'T try to cover big dents ! it just wont work , after a short period of time , the bondo will start cracking if it'* too thick . anyways , do one coat of bondo , sand ( with a 120 ) apply another coat , sand but this time with a finer paper . if u want to do it right , u should then prime it . it makes all the screw up'* stand out so u could fix . if it looks fine . ur ready to start applying the final coats . if u want to save urself a big headache , i have a guy here that is going to paint my car soon here , at a really reasonable price . maybe if there is two of us he might give us a better deal !

anyways , that'* all i got to say. hope it helps
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The paint code is in your trunk on the sticker on the spare tire cover. I think it'* the last number or close to it, might begin with a "W". But that could just be mine. Check catalogs at auto stores. They may tell you exactly what number it is on the sticker.

Some colors aren't available (long story...mine had "5 alternate shades" in 94, don't ask me) I had to get it mixed specifically. Later I found that a 1998 Chrysler color matched perfectly. Go figure!?
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hmm, i have a sandblaster that hooks up to the air compressor in the garage, can i just use that instead? im on a real tight buget how much is he charging u for paint?
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Yeah I had rust on the rim of my wheel well and all I did was took a power sander and sanded it til it was bare metal. Then I used sandable primer then I sanded it flat then put 5 coats of paint on the small area then 3 or 4 clear and now it looks brand spanking new. that was last year in March and it is still looking great.
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How do i remove the bottom plastic door panels, im sure i have rust in there.
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u see , that'* the thing. once u start ripping things apart ur gonna run into alot of unexpected rust ! a sandblaster is not a powersander ! it'* a tool that throws sand at a high pressure .
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I'm not as lucky as some of you. I unfortunately have a hole a couple inches wide in my wheel well, and some of those bubbles under the fuel door that many have had. I think I'll have to have the panel replaced.

Does anyone know where the rear 'quarter panel' ends? It l runs right to the roof and it looks like one piece!!!

My friend has rust under his plastic door moldings. It'* a PITA to have it there since it'* hard to take those off without breaking something.
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I'm not as lucky as some of you. I unfortunately have a hole a couple inches wide in my wheel well, and some of those bubbles under the fuel door that many have had. I think I'll have to have the panel replaced.

Does anyone know where the rear 'quarter panel' ends? It l runs right to the roof and it looks like one piece!!!

My friend has rust under his plastic door moldings. It'* a PITA to have it there since it'* hard to take those off without breaking something.
check this out. hope it helps!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6783
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Another option is fiberglass with EPOXY resin. If metal is clean and rough, will last. Used to install hood scoops and flares with it. Would be much cheaper than replacing panel, if it'* a money thing.
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