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    Hi

    As the title says i have body work problems, my bonnet and wings in in really bad condition.I was wanting some advice if people thought it was better to either use the same bonnet wings ets and get rid of the rust etc or change them,as i have access to good conditioned bonnet and wings but in a completely different colour (from the bad met burgandy to black good condtioned.) and respray them?

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    Depends if the rust has corroded all the way through - if its just surface rust it can be relatively easy and cheap to do, bmw can give you exact paint match, and its 20 quid for a 200ml can of paint and a 200ml can of lacquer, add in sandpaper and primer its not too much.

    Depends how cheap the other bonnet and wings are, but then youd have to add in the cost of getting them blasted down to metal and resprayed on a much larger area, probably by a bodyshop.

    Depends how much money youve got really, as a student i prefer the DIY method. It works fine so long as you spend enough time preparing the area
     
     

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    hi
    you dont need to have them take back to bear metal, a piant shop will just DA sand the piant and piant over the colour, this is a standard process for any spray pianting off cars, so you would not incure any more cost if you changed the panels, remember the rust will come back on the rusted panels, so best to change them
     
     

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    Im not denying that the rust wouldnt come back indefinitely, but if its done decently it will take a long time to do that, the point being its relatively cheap for being a relatively good fix. Maybe not in the very long term, but on a 1993 car it would have to be mint everywhere else to justify pouring money into it with panels/resprays etc.

    As for the bodyshop info, my apologies, i was going on my own assumptions
     
     

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    as your rightly said prep is everthing and most people do not understand the work that goes in the process, if you can spray with good results with airosol can your a better man than me, it is extremly hard to match the colour as all piant has different shads, please dont take it the wrong way i was just giving advise
     
     

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    rjb,

    My old fiesta got my intitial attempts on it, so had a little practise, not claiming perfection though. Although the colour match bmw give seems really good to me. End of the day, trying it yourself doesnt work out, and it was going to the 'expensive' garage anyway, then nothing lost.

    Re. above - can be tricky to understand someones tone in writing, im same as you, was just giving advice
     
     

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    Thanks, i already have the wings and bonnet they are just on other car i own. you see the E34 that has the rust on was my father in laws who past away, my future wife wanted me to get it all spick and span so she could she could have it her self.if i am honest it does have rust on other panels and i wouldnt do it if it was just a 'car' as it would cost more than its ever worth but i sort of promised to her i would so have too now!
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    its is just surface rust and some is just lacquer peeling off.
     
     

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    If you do a proper job first time around the rust won't come back.
    Take a wire brush and brush as much off as you can,then get sand-paper and rub it down as much as you can-too the bare metal and so you don't see any remnants of rust whatsoever-then you can fill it with bodyfiller and sand that down till you get the desired affect then clean with white spirits,wash this off wait till dry then prime and paint.You won't have a probelm,just make sure you get all the rust off and if you want extra assurance you can use hammerite primer-which is very good rust protection.

    If you want to change panels then you don't have to sand-blast them.Nitromors will go through the paint like a knife through soft butter.You can use that and wire wool and in no time you'll have removed the old paint.Then Prime and paint as normal.

    Both ways are cheap and easy for the DIYer but you may want to get it professionally painted because its not so easy to spray yourself

     
     

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