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Old 02-17-2005, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what type of touch up paint do i get from paintscratch.com to get at the lil rust spots/exposed areas? also is there a procedure to do this?
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If you have rust spots they need to be ground down and filled. If not they will grow under the surface and "boil" up after a year
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damn is there nothing else i kan do? im not hat experienced and i dont wanna hurt the paint
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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first off, grind off the rust. sand it all smooth. then get bondo. bondo it up. then sand it and make it flush with the body, then paint. remember to keep the surface clean when painting.
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Nothing. Either you clean it out totally, or it just comes back.
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I only buy BMW paint. Got a small bottle of touch up for like less than $10 form the dealer, they look it up by VIN number to get the exact match. YOu get a bottle of clear coat too.
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first off, grind off the rust. sand it all smooth. then get bondo. bondo it up. then sand it and make it flush with the body, then paint. remember to keep the surface clean when painting.
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Remember to primer first and then paint. Sand between each coat of paint you put down. Get the exact paint from BMW so it's the exact color. Good luck
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ehh i dont know if im ready to do that
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what about repainting the trim black?
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I only buy BMW paint. Got a small bottle of touch up for like less than $10 form the dealer, they look it up by VIN number to get the exact match. YOu get a bottle of clear coat too.
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what?? I got charged like $22 for dealer touch up paint, with the clear coat also.
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