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Old 10-04-2006, 06:57 PM
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some PICs of rust damage - have question on DIY paint touchup

some pics of my 97 E420 "project car". i've filed away all loose rust and applied some rust converter, that's the black you see there. I'm not spending $$$ at a bodyshop for a car I spent less than $8000, so I'll do my best to fix her up DIY.

I've ordered oem paint supplies and bondo filler as well; my question is do I want to apply filler first, or do the primer first and then apply filler?

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Old 10-04-2006, 08:15 PM
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After you get rid of all the rust you can really do either, but I prefer to put a 2 part primer on first then filler. And my that is ugly for a 97.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, it seems that I recall those cars of that vintage have a disproportionately high amount of rust. I wonder if they were buying cheaper steel then? There was a period where we were getting Korean stainless steel to build our sinks and there were a lot of problems with it.
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