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Post by betanceiro on September 12th 2013, 3:39 am

Hi there, first of all I must say that I live in Spain, and so, my language is spanish, so, I apologize if my english writing is not understood.

I'm thinking about painting (or wrapping I'm not sure yet) my old 1995 Citroen C-15. It's a small truck that although it's paint is ot too bad, there are some rusted areas in the doors with metal damage (in the pic you'll can see them covered with **** tape) and some little scrapes "touches of life".



I've readed many articles here ad my first doubt is about sanding before applying. On the rusted areas I used a wire bruch and sanded until I removed almost all the rust. After that I used a product that neutralizes the rust and put some fiber-glass putty and sand again until it was smooth and now i will put a common putty before the primer.

My doubt is about those little scrapes. Should I sand them until reaching metal before applyig the putty or just sand a little to remove the upper paint coat?

Thanks i advance for your oppinions.
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Post by Prospector on September 12th 2013, 9:41 am

If you apply the putty over paint, it won't adhere properly. It'll flake off. I'd go down to metal to ensure adhesion, then prime and paint over the putty.
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Post by betanceiro on September 13th 2013, 3:28 am

Tx Prospector for your help, I'm sanding until I reach metal although some little dents drive me insane cause I gotta sand them with my hands since electric sanders aren't able to get inside. Even for Dremel tools.
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