project shoestring BMW E36 all the way from scotland

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project shoestring BMW E36 all the way from scotland

Post by chilli on April 14th 2011, 8:20 am

hello to everyone
just found the site,loving it!
thought id share my project with you
car is a 95 bmw e36 in metallic green
paint work is poor
lacquer peel,rust,small dings and mismatched paint
i was going to spray it satin black using military paint until i found out about rustoleum
i bought it as a project as i enjoy doing bodywork

plans
paint
paint the wheels
add a few cheap mods lights etc

ive began the prep but still unsure of the colour(im thinking white or light grey)
here she is




close up of the bonnet edge


close up of the o/s wing
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Post by chilli on April 14th 2011, 8:24 am

front end stripped down
front of the car is by far the worst bit
the front o/s wing and door had lots of dings and rust so just bought good replacements from ebay


bumper is a mess



painted the chrome grills satin black
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 14th 2011, 12:51 pm

welcome....your car could be the first BMW in history to get a Rolled Paint job...lol
I like the black out grill. Keep the pics coming.
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Post by chilli on April 14th 2011, 4:58 pm

lol
to be honest i may spray it
i have a hvlp unit just nowhere to spray it
will be using rustoleum or brightside whatever i decide to do
the pics make it look better than it is,its had some rattle can repairs that are awful so anything will be better than it is

anyone got opinions on what colour?im thinking white or very light grey ral 7035
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Post by rmdhokie on April 14th 2011, 9:26 pm

That car would look great black. I'm sure you already know it's the hardest to paint. It would look good white too. There's a honda accord here that was painted brightside dark blue that turned out great
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Post by rmdhokie on April 14th 2011, 9:31 pm

Here's that dark blue:





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Post by chilli on April 15th 2011, 7:31 am

rmdhokie wrote:That car would look great black. I'm sure you already know it's the hardest to paint. It would look good white too. There's a honda accord here that was painted brightside dark blue that turned out great

black rustoelum is the hardest or black in general?
im not overly keen on black cars to be honest
i really want to do it white(with a black roof and bonnet)but im worried about the coverage of white over the dark green
that accord looks like a good job,not sure on the colour though
i also like this colour for abit of originality
very light gloss grey RAL 7035
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Post by retired plumber on April 15th 2011, 7:04 pm

The easiest way to get good coverage for a light color over a darker one is a coat of light gray primer. Doesn't need to be much. Just get a spray can and go over it with just enough to cover. Try to save as much of the origional paint as possible (sanded of course) because that is, by far, the best base coat you can get.
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