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[Car_Upgrade] 1.9 Gti Rust Repairs And Bodywork


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That is a familiar sight! I have done the exact same on mine on the o/s sill.

 

Good luck with it :)



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Nice to see you making some head way with this, looking at this im starting to really appriate the cleanish 205 i have, some work you have cut out for you. will be keeping an eye on this to see what you do with it :)



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looks like a gd project you have yourself there good to see another shell getting repaired.

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Trust me i have had the thought of re-shelling it, but this car was my dads and i want to keep as much of it as i can.



That is a familiar sight! I have done the exact same on mine on the o/s sill.

 

Good luck with it :)

 

Oh really? do you have a project thread for it? would love t get some ideas. 



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http://forum.205gtid...howtopic=133384

 

Have a look for M@tts project thread too as he has done a sill on his on the n/s and replaced a good bit of the inner sill too

 

Best of luck with it :)



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Got down the garage today, its been raining at the place is flooded again! buts it all dry in my unit

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finding it hard working on it crawling around so decided to make an axle stand to hold the rear as high as i can,

i made it out of an old axle stand and some 3mm thick tube i had left over from my landrover

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welded it up and gave it a lick of primer

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apparently know one near me stocks steel sheet, found the only bit of 1.2mm sheet for £8 witch wasnt too bad to be fair.

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Got the rear bumper off and the rust is getting worse

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Didnt get any pics of the rust but cut one bit out and tacked in a fresh bit

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now ive ran out of welding wire! arghhh so annoying!

Well im back to work tommorrow so wont be able to get down there again untill i get some new wire so flashed over it with a lick of primer to prevent rust 

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Trust me i have had the thought of re-shelling it, but this car was my dads and i want to keep as much of it as i can.

 

I know the feeling ... keep up , as with the sympathy saving your dads car , as a benefit you'll learn a massive lot of bodywork repair techniques , lacquers , sealants , rust preventing , welding techniques etc. etc. ...

 

And that'll be very keen to be able to fix bodywork repairs by yourself , cos it's entirely different "animal" compared to the mechanics :) ... and it'll save you a lot of money in future , being able to fix up medium grade crash or rust repair .

 

Myself , i certainly haven’t regret doing this , more to the point i would be clueless about how to fix bodywork stuff :blink: :

 

http://forum.205gtid...showtopic=97351

 

... today , i'm gone up to repair state of seamy severe crash repair (with the tools that i have ..) .

 

This is very good site about welding , paint prep etc. check it out :

 

http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/

 

Just don't get the rusty crap scares you - it can be done , enjoy learning new skills B)

 

Damir



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I know the feeling ... keep up , as with the sympathy saving your dads car , as a benefit you'll learn a massive lot of bodywork repair techniques , lacquers , sealants , rust preventing , welding techniques etc. etc. ...

 

And that'll be very keen to be able to fix bodywork repairs by yourself , cos it's entirely different "animal" compared to the mechanics :) ... and it'll save you a lot of money in future , being able to fix up medium grade crash or rust repair .

 

Myself , i certainly haven’t regret doing this , more to the point i would be clueless about how to fix bodywork stuff :blink: :

 

http://forum.205gtid...showtopic=97351

 

... today , i'm gone up to repair state of seamy severe crash repair (with the tools that i have ..) .

 

This is very good site about welding , paint prep etc. check it out :

 

http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/

 

Just don't get the rusty crap scares you - it can be done , enjoy learning new skills B)

 

Damir

thanks for the advice, i sort of understood you :)

I'm already i member on that welding website 



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Got hold of some new wire, so back down the garage on xmas eve!

Ground back the primer i sprayed on to prevent rust, finished up the welding and got it nice and smooth,

Even added a small skim of filler,

I know it wont be seen behind the bumper but i know its there!

 

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Sanded that down nice and smooth, sprayed some etch primer over it then some stonechip

 

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Then a coat of high build primer from the gun, (my first time spraying using an air gun )

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Was quite pleased with it even tho it was only primer!

 

Ive not managed to get hold of any miami blue base coat yet so got some in a rattle can just to do the bits behind the bumper, i will flash over it when i get some propper 2k paint.

 

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looking good,

 

did you lacquer that rear bit after you painted it with 1k paint? if so and you did it with 1k lacquer (spray can) then you are more than likely to get a reaction when you spray base coat over it, best thing would be to use something called an isolator product, it is an alcohol based sealer that will prevent any solvent attacks.

 

i learnt the lesson the hard way by having to stop and rub back any solvent attack on the feathered in edges of primer/filler. this isolator stuff goes on just before you base coat and it will stop any issue and is worth its weight in gold for a perfect finish.

 

it also helps to stick to anything so you are less likely to get any peeling.

 

http://www.refinishs...2KClearSealer1L



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I didn't spray in lacquer on it, its just miami blue from a spray can.

Didn't get any reaction from the paint, i rushed the blue paint and it was cold so it ran abit, but ill be sanding the whole car flat when i get some 2k miami blue in a can to spray from the gun



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I mean you might get a reaction when you come to paint it with 2k now you have sprayed 1k basecoat

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ohhh i see i will probly sand it back



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Carried on with the rest of the rear panel today.

 

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Using the basic tools i have a hammer and dolly witch is my first time using them, and they are a big help!

and the vice for bending the sheet. will be happier when i get a bench made up with a bigger vice that i can hammer on with out everything bouncing about.

 

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Not to bad for my first time with metal work..

got the bends done nearlly the same as original, would help majorly with a sheet metal folder



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Then my s*itty bit of welding 

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Having alot of trouble blowing through the steel, cant lay any nice welds down as it gets too hot and blows through, turned the gas right down and its helped a little



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Then ground all the welds down to try tidy it up a bit 

 

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