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Old 08-17-2018, 11:31 AM   #26
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After reading some posts on best ways to strip paint down to metal, I picked up some gater paint and rust wheels for the drill. Gave them a small try last night and think they are going to work well for me.

I know a lot of guys like using paint stripper but i live in an apartment and dont have a great place to do that.

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Old 08-20-2018, 09:21 AM   #27
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Wanted to show y'all my progress. This is all the hail dents i found on the roof....so far....
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #28
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Here is my progress on the doors. After reading a lot of posts the rubber paint and rust removal tool seemed to be a fan favorite. I love it! The one door didnt even use the barely any of the disc and did the whole door in about an hour and half. Not bad i would say. I will finish the rest of the passenger door one night this week.

I plan to finish the roof after that. Then work my way through the front clip then the rear. I also need to order new seals for the windows. I will post photos of my vent windows i rebuilt.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:30 AM   #29
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Pics of after i took out the vent window. Also, pics of be starting the rebuild process. I will have to take pics of the finished ones later.

Note - this was my first time rebuilding these. I found youtube very helpful haha
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #30
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Here is my progress on the doors. After reading a lot of posts the rubber paint and rust removal tool seemed to be a fan favorite. I love it! The one door didnt even use the barely any of the disc and did the whole door in about an hour and half. Not bad i would say. I will finish the rest of the passenger door one night this week.

I plan to finish the roof after that. Then work my way through the front clip then the rear. I also need to order new seals for the windows. I will post photos of my vent windows i rebuilt.
Well, from the little bit that was left on the passenger door i found two more dents full of bondo. The PO must not have liked the passenger door very much... ha I will try to post some photos soon. I think i can work the dents out though.
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