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Old 04-09-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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1. Make sure the car is clean.

2. Remove all wax and grease from the surface.

3. Analyze the direct and indirect damage to the vehicle.

4. Rough out stage - Use hammers, dollies and spoons. Check all body lines and use a straight edge to check contours.

5. Smooth up stage - Fine tune with a hammer and dolly. Check for highs and lows with a glove.

6. Finishing stage for small dents - Remove paint 5"-6" around the dent using a 24 grit grinder. Blow dust off. Mix a golf ball size of plastic filler with 1" hardener and apply in a smooth manner. Use longboard with 40, 80 or 120 grit paper to smooth and straighten plastic. Add coats of filler as needed, but no more than 1/8" total.

7. Back-sanding the area - Use a DA Sander with 120 grit paper 6"-8" from edge of plastic. Do not use the DA Sander on the plastic. Blow off all dust and wipe the painted area with a damp cloth. Check all work to make sure it's straight.

8. Priming - Mask off the area for primer. First apply the etching primer on the bare metal (1 coat) then use the primer surfacer (3-4 coats). Block sand wet with 400 grit paper. Re-prime if needed and block sand using guide coat over the primer to help with blocking. Then apply a primer sealer over the whole area.

9. Painting and touch-ups - Remove the masking paper and fix any problem areas that you may see. Mask for paint and follow the instructions on the product till the paint is dry.

10. Final detailing - Remove the masking paper and look over the paint for any imperfections. Clean up the over spray on the rest of the car.
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^ pulled that off cjponyparts.com
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if you mask right there should be no over spray
nice write up.
i would not suggest grinding with 24 grit, use 40 so u do not take off any metal or instead use "aircraft remover" to take off the paint in that area.
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If you wanna know some good stuff to prep a car with, go find some stuff called Purple Cleaner. It comes in a gallon size, looks like a bottle of clorox. My roommate accidently left a screwdriver in a puddle of this stuff and it ate the handle off lol. Mix that with a little water and it takes off all the loose paint, all particles on the paint, all protectants, etc etc.
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etc etc also meaning the metal? lol sounds pretty strong
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might want to wear gloves with that.
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If you wanna know some good stuff to prep a car with, go find some stuff called Purple Cleaner. It comes in a gallon size, looks like a bottle of clorox. My roommate accidently left a screwdriver in a puddle of this stuff and it ate the handle off lol. Mix that with a little water and it takes off all the loose paint, all particles on the paint, all protectants, etc etc.
aircraft remover just removes paint and does nothing to the metal.
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aircraft remover just removes paint and does nothing to the metal.
This won't eat the metal...I don't think, never left it on that long. Last truck we painted, we put this on pretty concentrated and it peeled about 3/4's of the paint off, very deep cleaning stuff. It's some good stuff.
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You know they can do that without removing the paint don't you?
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You know they can do that without removing the paint don't you?
depends on what kind of dent if it is a big dent you cant do PDR. on small dents you can.
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depends on what kind of dent if it is a big dent you cant do PDR. on small dents you can.
Yeh, I took a dent my dad made in the minivan out with a roller on the inside of the panel and alot of clay bar and elbow grease on the body, turned out almost perfect, and alot cheaper than the 400 dollars the body shop wanted. My dad now watches for the basketball goal before he backs out.
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