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Old 10-29-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Hey, I want to chip off some section of my paint, sand the rust beneath it, and then properly get it all back together. I don't necessarily mind if it comes out looking "like I did it." What I mean to say is that I don't want to spend money, and I want to fix one or two rust spots. How have you guys done it here before? I figured I might get the rust out and bondo it, prime it, then paint it. Easier said than done, I'm sure, and how would one go about this on the rear quarterpanel? This thing is just a bit bigger than a pair of human eyes
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if you dont wants to see it and want it to look like ti was not there....

Go take it to a body shop..

other then that... with out a spray gun and doing it many time before then you will always see it and know its there :(
iv tried many times to touch up spots.. its VERY hard to make look right.

but if you just want it to be one color. get some bondo, then some glazing puddy, then prime and paint it.

Bonnie94SSEi can post the model # of the green paint, i for get the number right now...

ooo wait heres the can... lol... Dupli-Color TO360 Forest Green Pearl. Pete said it matched his Green Bonnie really well.
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Yes that paint matched 100%.
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The thing is that I got a brand new Campbell Hausfeld spray gun for free. It'* not the gravity fed type, but because it'* free and brand new, I can't help but want to do body work. That, and I have free bondo. Sorry I didn't post that before.
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My plan is to rip away a lot of the paint in that area and then put some bondo over it. If I can sand it all down properly, I'll have a nice, smooth finish. As far as the painting goes, I'd like to know if anyone is aware of a "quick fix" solution to blend new paint with the old stuff. With the sprayer, should I use it, do I tape off exactly around the hole?

I'm sure you can tell I haven't painted a car but am excited about my free supplies. The good thing is that I know a guy who rebuilds salvage cars, so I'll call him tomorrow and get his opinion as well. He has a garage full of painting tools, so maybe he'd want to help me out. However, I've asked him before about scratches, and he said it would be too expensive. Are things like this cheaper than scratches?
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you are looking for PeterG to get in here and comment, since he is a paint man by trade, and might be able to get you some pointers.

And blending is never easy, not even for professionals. Might help him too if you had a picture from further back showing the whole area where it is located. That way we can see where good places to blend it might be.
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you are looking for PeterG to get in here and comment, since he is a paint man by trade, and might be able to get you some pointers.

And blending is never easy, not even for professionals. Might help him too if you had a picture from further back showing the whole area where it is located. That way we can see where good places to blend it might be.

Thanks Jeff, your exactly right, Blending paint seamlessly is probably the hardest thing to do right and thats compounded by the fact that your doing a mettalic color.

Like Jeff said you need a pic farther back so we can see what we're dealing with
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Judging from this picture, I'd like to get a cleaner set of bumper covers. Does anyone have some handy?
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if you are going to try and paint the chipped spot, you might as well try and paint the rear bumper cover too...
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The rear bumper cover is missing some portions of it along the bottom, and I attached it with a lawn & garden battery nut & bolt. The top side in the middle is cracked, and it sags. This is the result of the previous owner pocketing insurance money. So unfortunate for my car.
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