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Golf MK1 owner with empty pockets requires help!

Post by Cabriopaul on January 2nd 2012, 12:56 pm



Hay all, Just getting round to tidying up my old Golf mk1 and Im after trying my first cheapo paint job!
I have a compressor and spray gun.. Im just after help reguarding Thinners & %%

Im thinking of using rustolem as the shop accross the street stocks it..

what do you think??! Its going to need alot of rubbing down and de rusting first. and a few spots of filler..

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Post by retired plumber on January 5th 2012, 8:39 pm

Hi. Cute car. I always liked the round head lights better then the square ones.
Are you going to spray it? If you can, I would suggest that as it is a real time saver.
If spraying I would suggest starting out with a 4 paint to 1 reducer ratio and go from there. That is about what regular acrylic enamel auto paint takes. If you haven't sprayed before I would also a bit of practice on an old fender or something first as there is a bit of a learning curve here. That will also tell you about your paint mix and if you need to thin it out a bit more.
Any more questions, just ask. Good luck.
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Post by Cabriopaul on January 6th 2012, 8:53 am

Thanks! The paint looks fiine from this photo but I can tell you its far from! the paints lifted and bubbled on the bottom half all round and theres a dozen rust spots, the boots is also white from a donor car! lol
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