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Old 06-21-2004, 05:54 PM
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My first real attempt at body work. What do you think?

My knowledge of paint/body work is limited but I have decided to make it the next ability I learn. Almost everything with primer on it was either rusty or completely gone. Under the Caprice Classic badge was a baseball size hole, and almost everything to the right of that was a 5 year old repair that my dad and I did, all of which I had to remove or grind down.

My tools were very limited, they include a grinder, square 3.5"x3.5" electric sander, and a 10" plane.

Did I do anything wrong? Heres the order I went in.

-Ground everything down to bare metal, ground out old/bad filler.
-sprayed it with a pink acid jelly, scrubbed it, hosed it off.
-brushed a light coat of a permatex rust inhibitor on it.
-sprayed (spray can) Duplicolor primer on it
-sprayed (spray can) Duplicolor primer sealer on it.
-Put aluminum plate and piece of window screen behind hole
-put body filler on, after getting it shaped right I roughed it up with 80 grit sand paper.
-sprayed primer on body filler
-sprayed primer sealer on, wet sanded the primer sealer.
-sprayed (spray can) Duplicolor Car Color on, wet sanded and buffed it.

finished product


I would hope I did this job well enough that it would hold up for 3 years, I only did it for the practice. I have a good, rust free fender for this car, which I would like to paint myself.

On a side note does anyone know of a good website that sells tools to do body/paint work?
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:59 PM
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.......................not bad for a 1st timer, better than my 1st attempt.
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:00 PM
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sorry about the mistake, I fixed the pictures.
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They fix them like that south of the border, and they don't stay very long.

In the picture it looks pretty good.

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Re: My first real attempt at body work. What do you think?

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On a side note does anyone know of a good website that sells tools to do body/paint work?

www.eastwood.com
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Probably OK for a grocery getter that won't become a cherished classic. 'Glass patches are pretty much temporary, eventually go bad. Only reliable fix is a replacement steel panel.
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One thing that I did notice was that around the word Caprice classic you taped to cover the letters to keep from getting primer on it. You should let the primer spray feather out so you do not have a harsh edge. Even though you sand the primer the 'edge' will still show up when painted. For shats and giggles just take a piece of scrap metal sometime, tape off a square and prime inside the square. Now remove the tape and sand. Spray some gloss black and see if you can see the edge lines. Your best bet would be to take the time and get an X-Acto knife and some tape and tape the lettering off or just remove altogether. Other than that not bad for first time. That's the only way to ever learn is by trying.

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Old 06-23-2004, 01:12 PM
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As far as the hole cover goes, I have heard that it's better to put the coverplate in front of the whole instead of behind the hole - that way, it takes rust a little longer to work its way to the paint.
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:32 PM
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Nice work Jet! I like seeing anyone do anything that makes any car any better!

Here's a famous bodywork thread you'll enjoy. . .
http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthread.php?t=936
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for the good words, and websites!

Kevin what i did was tape, leaving the edge like you saw, did everything except put the white paint on, removed all the tape that separated the good old paint from the primer ect. wet sanded the edge until it felt even with the old stuff, then I re-taped and went about 1/16 of and past the edge I just wet sanded and painted. I wet sanded that new edge and if you run you and across it you really can't feel the line. But I know you sure can see it, the paint color wasn't perfect, the parts store I was in didn't have the exact color.
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