1975 Opel Ascona - Spray with ACE Rust Stop

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1975 Opel Ascona - Spray with ACE Rust Stop

Post by ghcoe on June 5th 2010, 9:41 pm

Been wanting to try this for some time now. Read about it about 4 years ago and I have played with some spraying earlier this year so going to give it a try. Right now I am working on a hood. My old hood is in sad shape with some rust through. A friend gave me another hood so this is my project for now. If it turns out OK I will be painting the whole car.

The hood given to me had set out in the weather for some time, but it is in better shape than my current hood. There is some small dings and some rust pitting on the rear ledge from sitting in the dirt. I used some POR-15 on these areas and now I have painted the bottom side with gloss black and today I sprayed primer on. I am using ACE Rust Stop primer and it laid on great with good coverage with a 3-1 mix using a cheap air brush from harbor freight.
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Post by ghcoe on June 6th 2010, 10:35 am

A shot of the hood with first coat of primer. Still need to sand and fix dents and pits.
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Post by JimVonBaden on June 6th 2010, 11:10 am

Woohoo, another Opel guy here!

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Post by ghcoe on June 6th 2010, 1:55 pm

Yup, I am on the Opel forum too. Same user name.
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Post by JimVonBaden on June 6th 2010, 2:12 pm

Yeah, I recognize you!

Who knows? Maybe we will start a new trend!

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Post by ghcoe on June 6th 2010, 5:28 pm

Well I guess that would depend on our end results. I am feeling pretty good about it now, but only time will tell. thumbs up
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Post by ghcoe on June 16th 2010, 8:32 pm

Once I primed and sanded all the small stuff I ground the larger dents out and applied bondo this is the first time I had good luck using bondo.


Bondo sanded.


Reprimed sanded and spot putty. One more coat of primer after this


$14.99 Harbor Freight detail sprayer and $2.99 water trap. I have a trap on the compressor thought a little extra protection would be good though. Gun worked awesome.

Hood after 4 coats of paint. I used ACE Rust Stop satin black for the flat hood look. I sprayed in direct sun to keep the bugs off after having a bug issue in the morning. I did two coats back to back and then waited 1 hour and then two more coats.


Old hood.


New hood installed.


Last edited by ghcoe on June 16th 2010, 9:27 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added what paint was used.)
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Post by JimVonBaden on June 16th 2010, 9:12 pm

Looks great! Are you planning some sanding?

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Post by ghcoe on June 16th 2010, 9:30 pm

Whoops, I forgot to mention that it was suppose to be dull. I used ACE Rust Stop satin black for the flat hood look. Trying for the period European Rally car look when done. Fix it in comments above. George.
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Post by JohnnyV on June 17th 2010, 12:11 pm

Those cars are so cool! Nice work!

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Post by ghcoe on June 17th 2010, 10:06 pm

JohnnyV wrote:Those cars are so cool! Nice work!

~Johnny V

Thanks!
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