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Painting a wing?

Postby Doive » 31 Mar 2007, 21:37

This afternoon I relieved a scrap 9000 of the passenger's side front wing as mine is terribly rusty. The spare wing is metallic burgundy and my car is fire engine red, so obviously I'll be wanting to paint it up. Being a, er, frugal sort of guy I don't fancy coughing a load of cash to a body shop, so has anyone else resprayed body panels themselves? I've done a few bits and pieces like wheels and small panel areas, but never a whole panel. I'm thinking strip old paint, prep surface, maybe a coat or two of etch primer for good adhesion, a few coats of primer and then a few coats of topcoat, with plenty of 1200 grade wet and dry in between. I'm guessing I'll need a couple of coats of lacquer as well? Any help much appreciated.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 31 Mar 2007, 22:37

Is the paint that's on it original factory paint & is it sound?
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Postby Doive » 31 Mar 2007, 23:29

It's not bad, a few scratches and several larger chips, but generally sound.
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Postby CancerWagon » 01 Apr 2007, 04:20

Any auto-paint shop will be able to give proper advice. The following is to the best of my knoledge a rough idea of how to go about it.

Smooth out (chips and scratches) with sandpaper, use glazing putty where needed. Once there is a good surface, use an approptiate primer. (sand and re-prime as needed, sandable primer can be useful) Spray the color, 2-3 coats should be plenty for a very opaque paint. Clearcoat it once or twice if you want to get fancy.

Be careful, or you could make the wing look much better than the rest of the car. My fathers old jetta had that problem a bodyshop just used the origonal paintcode, when the rest of the car had 23 year old faded paint :lol:
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