Filling and Painting

Discuss the 406's Bodywork stuff in here (what parts fit what, what can be interchanged with what etc etc).

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cento16v
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Filling and Painting

Post by cento16v » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:36 pm

The 406 is here to stay, I've grown attached to it and I want to make it better, which may be foolish but I don't care :lol:

So the previous owner treated it to all sorts of dents, there is a dent to the osr on the rear quarter and the mar door the same dent and scrape through the paint to the primer.

So I'm going to have a go at making it better, can you access the inner rear panel to push the dent out?

And I think my car is China blue, it's a dark blue metallic. So I'm going to pull, bash or push the dents out as best as I can, then sand, fill and paint most likely with a rattle can unfortunately, which I accept won't be perfect but it will be better than it is, any tips?
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Re: Filling and Painting

Post by lozz » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:44 pm

any tips?

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don't go straight in there tapping dents out with a 'Hammer,

Where possible remove a panel, and Roll the dent out,rather than tapping it out,

Sometimes you can get some Dents out by using a Hot glue gun,

*Post some pic's of the dents up,

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Re: Filling and Painting

Post by cento16v » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:41 pm

I'll take some when i get home, they are rather big dents!
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Re: Filling and Painting

Post by Welly » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:47 pm

Get one of these dent master type places in, they can work miracles.
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