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Old 01-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #254
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2000 Impreza w/ WRX


Originally Posted by vogun16
Hi guys,

I am looking to paint parts of my engine bay in the near future. What are the steps to paint over the finish that is there? Also there are some small spots of surface rust around the batter which is typical, how should I prep that to paint with the rest of the bay?
Degrease the bay extremely well. Use 400 grit sandpaper to sand out any scratches or chips. Then use a grey scotch bright and some scuffing compound to scuff all surfaces to be painted. Remove any "shine". Most bays are barely cleared so it's pretty easy. Seal with a DTM primer, base, clear.

To remove the rust, give my other thread a read:

Let me know if you need anything else.
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