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    quick update-more rubbing down,sanding,swearing,head scratching but heres a few more pics and up to first coat of paint today












    bear in mind ive not done it before so its trial by error but its much better already but not perfect so one more coat and then 2/ coats of laquer to go-total cost about 50 quid all in when a garage wanted 400 to do but only a temp fix till i put new arches in and respray or wrap unless i change the car in the mean time
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    looking good, did you use a brush to paint on the colour or spray?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecranejoe View Post
    looking good, did you use a brush to paint on the colour or spray?
    i used a spray can made up by halfords in my colour for an exact match paint wise and there touch up paint kit they do as well as hammerite,laquer,p38 and loads of rubbing down.worst bit for me as i over spayed onto my m3 door trim a little bit by accident so need to see to that at some point but 8o% happy with it
    as the drivers one i think could be better as i still can see little indentations where the filler is so might get a proper car sander and sand it down again back to bare metal and do it again but even without the laquer on its miles better now and saved me money for other more important jobs to do-oil service is due soon
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    its amazing how much a bit of diy can save yourself aye!

    and its good you got that over and done with for now, i'd never leave rust till last
     
     

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    sure did and felt good too,50 quid is better than 400
     
     

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    Looking alrite that mate, and anything gotta be better than looking at rust.


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    Need some help-due to work i am unable to take any pics due to being in the dark(6-6)but it appears the paint has reacted with the laquer for some reason and the arches look like they have runs(similar to raindrop affect)on them and really really shiny compared to the rest of the arch so is there a way to tone them down and blend them in a bit more and smooth the paint over more as i am pretty peeved about it.at a distance they look fine but up close its not perfect by any means which is a shame because i took my time preparing it
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    Need some help-due to work i am unable to take any pics due to being in the dark(6-6)but it appears the paint has reacted with the laquer for some reason and the arches look like they have runs(similar to raindrop affect)on them and really really shiny compared to the rest of the arch so is there a way to tone them down and blend them in a bit more and smooth the paint over more as i am pretty peeved about it.at a distance they look fine but up close its not perfect by any means which is a shame because i took my time preparing it

    heres some updated pics close up and bear in mind its a 2mp phone and cleaned very quickly to show you the paint reacting


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    Oh dear. What you want to do with that is flatten it and get yourself to a paint store pick up some 2 pack paint of your colour code and hit that a few coats, no need for laquer after it as you dont laquer two pack paint. Paint it in a good warm place, garage is fine. Make sure its free from any surface imperfections and rub rib rub 1200 grit. Once you finish that get some 1600 wet and dry and flatten it then polish it.
     
     

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    Mate what that looks like is too much paint on at once or too low temperature. You need to paint from far away and start depressing the nozzle before it gets anywhere near the piece of work.

    +1 for what Matthew said if your having problem with lacquer, go for a solid colour which won't require a lacquer, although it'll be easier to finish (to some extent) it will dull within a few months
     
     

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