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Old 09-18-2008, 12:06 PM
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Time for some body work

I want to get my car primed before it really starts raining and Im wondering what the best way to go about it to keep it safe during this winter. We dont get any snow here and its not garage kept so I need to keep it safe from the rain.

I don't want to drive around in all grey primer, so I want to do a black primer maybe I can get away with the flat black look lol..

But anyways I wanted to get it primed and body work done asap before winter rolls around cause there are little pits all over the car maybe from rocks hitting it and taking the paint right off and now surface rust spots is all over the car and I would like to get it taken care of now before it gets worse. There is absolutely no clear on the car at all. If I want to I can take my keys and lightly scratch the body and you can see the bare metal.

Originally I wanted to take it down to metal since there is really nothing to the paint on it now so I could find any other issues that needed attention. 80/100/150 would take it down in no time and spray it with epoxy myself then have body work done but thats not an option anymore. And I don't really want to pay an body shop to take it down to metal for me when I could easily do that myself.


So now the plan is to just sand down any little rust spots that I can find and hit it with some Permatex Rust Treatment. Then I guess I'll hit it with some dupli color self etching primer to keep it safe till it gets to the body shop.

Does any of that sound ok to you body experts on here? Or do you have any suggestions?

Would it be ok under a lot of rainy days with just the primer or should I seal it or have them spray a layer of clear till summer rolls around again and Im ready to paint. I plan on working on the drive train a little this winter and dont want mechanics scratching new paint so I just want to prime it.

So far this is the worse part on the car with rust that I have found which is on the front driver side fender



This around the metal and plastic trim around the windows and doors










On the actual doors...










Inside the back doors I know there has to be quite a bit of rust forming in there since the back window sweeps are dried out and cracked and the door fills with water when it rains or when I wash the car, I remember someone on another forum saying they took their doors off and dip them into some buckets of some kind of liquid that would eat up any rust... anyone know what Im talking about. I wish could remember what it was.
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Projected rust

Hi, I put on a rust converter I bought at the local auto parts store and then put on a spray can primer until I could get to the project. It has worked well and is still waiting for me to start the project next spring/summer. I have had it like that for 2 years now.

You will need to take that car down to bare metal with that rust, at least in the rust locations.

What kind of car is it?
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Caprice, Im betting.
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what? I thought I had just replied but I guess it didnt go through, but yeah its an caprice.
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