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Old 10-05-2011, 02:41 PM   #44
bubbly Bullseye
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Originally Posted by imprezaowner27 View Post
I need detailed instructions with a supply list on how to sand, smooth, and get perfect a trunk that has had its holes welded shut. Go
You'll need to post pictures for the holes to get good information back.
Normally you'll need to sand about 1-3inches around the area in question, use something like 150grit to rough the steel up real nice.

Wipe all dust away with an alcohol pad or other solvent that WONT remove paint\clearcoat.

Body filler, I prefer the 2 chemical compound type so that you can control curing times. Thin layers with curing between applications is key to get it to not crack and flake off.

Sand rough edges down with 150grit, then move to 400 grit until smooth!
Primer the area with 2 coats allowing the primer to 'degloss' between coats. Sand again with 400grit until its flush with the surrounding paint.

Apply your first coat of color, wait until de-glossed, another coat of color.
Wet sand with 1500 grit until smooth with surrounding paint, apply clear coat (tricky part right here) cause if it runs you're in trouble.
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