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Old 09-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #51
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O.O no way r u serious? Would u like something in return?!
You would spend more on gas getting there than paying someone local to weld it for you fyi
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #52
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If you are willing to make the drive I would be more than happy to help you out. Pick up some paint on the way and you can pass on the roller job too, I have a spray gun and big compressor.
Where exactly r you located? Zip? Because you could be either a 2hr drive or a 5hr drive lol
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #53
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Another update guys! Just JB welded some stainless steel metals to the holes! Going to provide pics when I get home!

Unlike the previous bondo, the stuff feels like its actually going to stay! Having a good feeling about this! Prepping the bondo after I hit send!







The front view of the back exterior


Keyless :3

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #54
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Nice! I was totally gonna reccomend JB weld once i read the first page. Nice job so far. I love JB weld.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #55
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my wingless was done a long time ago. jb welded sheet metal pieces on the inside, bondo on the outside. it looks perfect after like 3 years. don't let people scare you. keep up the good work.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #56
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my wingless was done a long time ago. jb welded sheet metal pieces on the inside, bondo on the outside. it looks perfect after like 3 years. don't let people scare you. keep up the good work.
Thank I feel really confident on this project now!

Now how did u match paint?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #57
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paintscratch.com, dupli-color perfect match etc. usually these come in aerosol, or touch up pens, but also bulk for use in a paint gun. if you can get it that way through the companies, or locally as long as its the right paint code yous should be good. I've gotten decent results with aersosol, just have to take your time and sand and wet sand between layers.

since the trunk is a different angle than the rear fenders and bumper it doesnt need to be a 110% color match. if it were a front door vs rear door where they could be compared next to each other you would have to blend or paint both panels. but you wont notice it really on the trunk.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #58
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Not to hi-jack your thread, and I personally enjoy the wingless look the most, have a very cheap solution for people who just want to get the wing off, and go on about your business maybe saving the extra cash to have it done professionally. My suggestion is plastic plugs, I got them at napa, Hot glue, and I bought some WRB spray cans from Grimmspeed.com which are about 16 bucks a can. Here is a picture. If anyone is interested in a more detailed explanation I can do that. Pics first.

I basically took the flat topped plastic trim panel plugs that were big enough to cover the hole the brake light plug goes through, they were less than 6 bucks for a pack of 15. I then stuck them half way into a cardboard box and primer-ed, painted, and cleared the **** out of them. While the spoiler was of, I used a buffing pad from Autozone, that fits in my drill, and some Turtle Wax polish to polish the lid and get rid of the dirtyness from where the base of the spoiler was as well as where you could tell the difference from the Subaru lettering. This is after I washed it of course. I waxed and polished the trunk without the plugs in it. ***I tried to polish and wax the plugs but they are so small and the edges are sharp that it starts to take the clear and paint off and it's basically safer to install the painted plugs after you wax the trunk.*** I used hot glue to hold them down. I used a very liberal amount and made sure it squished out around the plugs themselves, got them pushed down tight, and let the glue dry. Once the hot glue is dry, you can put your finger on the plug and actually pull the excess ring of glue right off.


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Old 09-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #59
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Yeah, I'm going to shermin Williams, they matched my front bumper lip 100% air spray always.

As for the post the hijacked my thread trudd84 :P I see where your coming from. But in my opinion, I can still see the holes and it just doesn't look "flush". My trunk is going to be basically an impreza trunk. You can't see the holes ever. There will be no marks or dents on the top.

As for pricing so far:
Trunk with minor dents: $50 ----> still using
Fiberglass matting: $7 -----------> scratched that
Bondo filler plus hardener: $ 10 -> still using
JB weld original: $8-10 ----------> still using
Scrap aluminum metal: $0-------> still using
White primer for metal: $10 -----> still using


So far without the paint I have spent $80, $90 if I add the fiberglass matting. And it's not like I used up all the bondo and primer. Paint is going to to around 80-100 including clear coat. So the total of this project I estimated is going to be around 200. I'm saving $100 bucks.

I understand where your coming from, but I just don't like it in MY opinion. I prefer to spend extra money + time into something aesthetically more pleasing

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #60
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All the holes are finally JB welded with stainless steel sheets. Just applied body filler! Going to sand everything when it drys up and finish getting my haircut!



After sanding, I can't believe it.. It's finally ready to get some primer and painted
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #61
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Everything is sanded, and ready to get primered!





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Old 09-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #62
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1st layer of primer! (before i applied primer, i cleaned it up so no dust or dirt or whatever got underneath) after this layer, ima check if the fillers fill well enough, or im going to resand and fill :/



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Old 09-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #63
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Looks great good job, I just recently did mine but used a welder and it was such a PITA lol. The only thing I can notice if it's not just the lighting below the center looks a little bit like it might need to be sanded down /filled a little bit?

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #64
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I was more alluding to the fact that there is a very cheap way to get the spoiler off, and have the holes covered to bide your time till you can either A: persue something like this or B: save the money to have a pro do it.

I am not that anal about it but believe me, I will go to the "finished" way at some point. I was just throwing it out there because the wrx wing is fugly and it was a quick easy way to get rid of it! Any how, good job.
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Thanks Brendan! Yeah the back middle is actually a "blob" of primer that's going to be sanded with 150 grit or 300 grit.

And trudd, yeah that's what I concluded. To have a professional do everything, couple I shops quoted around 300-400.
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I just wet sanded mine with 400 grit when I had to flush out my primer. I feel like 150 gritt might be to strong on primer?

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I just wet sanded mine with 400 grit when I had to flush out my primer. I feel like 150 gritt might be to strong on primer?
Yeah, I think I was typing a little too fast. Maybe around 375ish I was going for. Just to smooth out the layer before another layer then buying paint for this bad boi.

In the meantime, I'm getting STi side splitters and rear lips. Since my side skirts are black, I'm going to buy extra paint to paint those also.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #68
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Sry for not updating guys! It's been a hell of a two weeks and college workload is putting a toll on me and the car

I don't have the money right now to do anything so the project is suspend at the moment :/

Will update when I perfect the trunk since there are still flaws where the dent is
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:42 AM   #69
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Does anyone want to purchase this? I currently do not have the time and maybe someone else would like to finish this :/
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