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Old 07-19-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Appearance Fixing (56K no chance) (Daily updates) 1/2 DONE!

As alot of you know (from my "Something dont seam right" thread) that i have FINALLY started the bodywork and paint on my car so i desided to start a new thread about it that i will be constantly updating as the work progresses, so that you all can see what actually goes into the repair and paint of a car

Ill start off with what the car looked like prior to any work
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Now some of what i have done thuse far
removed and sanded off all damaged paint from rear spoiler
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Primed ones and sanded only to find that there was a wavy section throughthe middle (the white parts)
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primed again and final sanded starting with 320grit finishing with 800grit ( all the primer in this thread will be done that way
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In the booth cleaned and ready to paint

PAINTED
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Rear bumper after repair and first priming (sorry for no pics of the repair process)
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Im my case the painter who did the bumper last time did not prep it correctly and that paint was all removed with a preser washer (most will not do that)
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After that primer was sanded smooth the whole bumper was then scuffed and primed compleatly (this was to insure proper adhesion over the raw plastic (oddly those pics didnt turn out so ill have to take them again tommorow
I then installed the rear spoiler and rear bumper because i had to get home some how, and the real work will not start till after i get back from next weeks Vacation
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More inept fixs that will have to be addressed later
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:16 PM   #2
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the bumper looks huge in primer grey.


I like the progress idea Pete, I'll keep track of your work.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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Looks like I'm gonna have to head to the Land of Ice and Snow for my paint job
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Looking good! Bumper looks much better so far! Spoiler is gorgeous!
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I think I'm nuts.. but I'm curious to see how an SSEi with those wheels would look.. ALL IN GRAY PRIMER..

That wing is gorgeous.

Good luck, peter. That car is a diamond in the rough
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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Update time

Rear bumper is now finished!


Here it is fully primed and ready to be sanded down
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And here it is after 2.5-3 hours of sanding F*** these bumpers have a LOT of contures and in the booth to be painted
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First step the application of Polyuroxy wet-on-wet sealer
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Unfortunatly i got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures of the base stage but here it is after being baked
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Now I installed it, I had to replace alot of worn out or missing Fastners so now the bumper fits much snugger so im really happy about that. I also took a pair of Channel locks and squesed the two metal brackets with the mounting studs flatter so that the bumper didnt sag on the to sides (common on our cars, and most noticeable just under the tail light @ the quarter)

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take note of the better alignment

and how the fresh paint looks incomparison the theold paint (camers flash make it much more drastic)
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wow....looks great...sooo i can come up for my paint job????

you neeed to do the rest of the car now
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Peter..you sure are in the right Trade man..nice!!!!!
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OMG...that is INSANE how good that looks!!!!!

That is the farthest thing from half assed I have EVER seen!!!!!!

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OMG...that is INSANE how good that looks!!!!!

That is the farthest thing from half assed I have EVER seen!!!!!!


And you know what, the before pics dont even do it justice, that bumper was a F***ing mess the more i fixed it the more i found wrong with it
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