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1 my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 5:12 pm

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My rear arches were starting to bubble.
So i sanded them back. Treated them. Filled them. Primered them and painted and laquered them Smile
I still need to wet n dry them and then g3 paste them.
Looks a lot better than the bubbling paint Smile




Looks more tidy for the summer shows Smile
Will do until i can afford to put the car in a bodyshop..


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2 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 6:01 pm

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Nice tidy job you done there Stu, Very Happy Very Happy
How long did it take?

3 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 6:14 pm

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Good effort mate nice and fresh

4 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 7:44 pm

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Thanks guys.
I did one arch in a morning and then did the other arch the next morning. It wasnt to bad as was only surface rust in most places.
Then left it a week or so and ordered the paint and laquer.
It isnt perfect. But is 100% better Smile


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5 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 7:49 pm

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Look great in the pics mate, as you said better than seeing rust bubbles Smile

6 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 7:54 pm

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Looks good fella .... wanna come do my ones Laughing


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7 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:05 pm

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Thanks guys Smile
No thanks Leighton. I hate body work. I dont have patience lol


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8 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:13 pm

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Decent job you've done mate. I want your wheels though as I don't think they suit your car as much as they would mine Laughing

9 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:14 pm

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Im the same stu it irrates me Laughing


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10 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:15 pm

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@Ricks1983 wrote:Decent job you've done mate. I want your wheels though as I don't think they suit your car as much as they would mine Laughing

Thanks.

You cant have my wheels lol they are staying on my car haha


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11 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:22 pm

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Dammit! Haha I'm on the hunt for some then by the looks of it

12 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 8:46 pm

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I'm guessing you just re-painted a small section stu? I wish I didn't use the can on whole quarter when I did mine.

13 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 9:25 pm

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@Ricks1983 wrote:Dammit! Haha I'm on the hunt for some then by the looks of it
There was some on ebay. Search enkei.

@gtir_woody wrote:I'm guessing you just re-painted a small section stu? I wish I didn't use the can on whole quarter when I did mine.
Yeah just the patches you see with primer mate. I went around the arch and didnt mask it either. So no line to try and delete lol
I will wet n dry the whole panel and then g3 it. Hopefully it will blend in enough Smile


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14 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 9:32 pm

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@Ricks1983 wrote:Dammit! Haha I'm on the hunt for some then by the looks of it
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162050634279


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15 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 9:49 pm

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Seen them on gumtree aswell but it's a choice between these and a set of watanabe's so I'm stuck lol, maybe eventually I will have a set of each haha

16 Re: my rear arches.. on 8th June 2016, 11:05 pm

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@Ricks1983 wrote:Seen them on gumtree aswell but it's a choice between these and a set of watanabe's so I'm stuck lol, maybe eventually I will have a set of each haha
I would like a set of watanabes too. Or some nismo minilites Smile


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17 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 7:50 am

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I've seen these for pennies but not sure if they would look too small or not. What do you think?
14" Split rim alloy wheels with tyres
https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/14-split-rim-alloy-wheels-with-tyres/1172973911

18 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 10:26 am

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They look sweet and that price is megga cheap.
I think they would look okay.


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19 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 2:36 pm

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I wet flat the arches today and the laquer line shows Sad
So i have decided to sand it back to the primer and just 2pk paint it as it doesnt need laquer so should blend in better.
Bit of a set back but hey you learn something new every day lol


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20 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 5:55 pm

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Maybe dont wet and dry it Stu just polish it? G3 and then some g10 may smooth it out enough?

21 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 7:07 pm

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You need to paint up to a swage line or do the whole panel to hide laquer lines. Use feather edge foam to go up to swage line which gives a better finish. You could light scotch right up to the bottom of the window then spray base colour to swage line then laquer up to the window to hide everything.

22 Re: my rear arches.. on 9th June 2016, 7:25 pm

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Thanks for the info. I was thinking of painting it upto that line so will probs do that.


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23 Re: my rear arches.. on 10th June 2016, 11:15 am

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So this happened today Smile


I painted upto the swage line and then realise i would have to laquer the whole quarter panel anyway so keyed the rest of the panel and painted it all Smile
I have done both rear quarters Smile


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24 Re: my rear arches.. on 10th June 2016, 12:43 pm

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The thing I like about paintwork is you can just keep going back at it. Rebuild a gearbox wrong and its kaboom $$$$$ but with paint you can just flat back and start again which does cost but not that much.

Looks like you have done a good job Stu, I will be doing mine I think just to tidy it up as I feel embarrassed at the dings and scratches on it.

25 Re: my rear arches.. on 10th June 2016, 1:14 pm

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Thanks Tom.
Its not the best job in the world but it looks tidier.
My prep work isnt the best ability i have haha


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