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Old 07-25-2007, 12:24 PM
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Need help in preparing car for paint

Hello,
As part of my ongoing car restoration project, I am at the step where it is time to do the body work. I have completly rebuilt my engine myself from the main bearings to the carb. Now, I am going to paint it after I get a little body work done. I have a garage, air compressor, and paint sprayer. In browsing over the pictures I have attached to this post, can anyone make any suggestions as to the best way to start doing the body work i.e; what sandpaper grit should I start with, wet sanding techniques, cleaning agents, type of paint, etc. There is no rust that is going all the way through the paint, only surface rust. I saw an article in hot rod magazine a couple of months ago--I think it had a white Falcon on the cover--in which rustoleum paint was used. I don't think I want to go that route, but I am going to paint it a shade of white. Any and all suggestions in getting me through this last step in completing my restoration will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for you help.
RJD
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:08 AM
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Learning to do body work and paint will take a lot more info than can be covered in one thread. Take a look at the Knowledge Base as it is full of the info you are looking for:

http://www.hotrodders.com/kb/browselinks.php?c=38

As well you can use the search function to checkout particular info.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:30 AM
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As Home Brew pointed out..there is more than enough information to get you going on it posted in older threads and the knowledge base.

I would recommend spending a few weeks doing nothing but reading.


I am learning tons of things by doing so here and a few other places online. I want to know as much as I can before I jump in (plus I am broke).
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Thanks for the link guys.
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read/watch as much as you can. Remember, the final finish is only as good as the prep underneath. When you think it is straight enough.......block it again.
And remember, it's not how you apply the bondo, it's how you take it off.
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