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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyThu May 19, 2011 9:01 pm

RUST REMOVAL twisted

I couldnt wait any longer guys, here ya go. Keep in mind silvermist metallic (the paint my car came with) is dicontinued, the paint i used is ultra silver metallic, i tried to feather it in to the old paint as good as i could but it can only get so good with 2 different shades of paint. Here it is:

Before:
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Sanding and primer:
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Paint:
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Clear:
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Wetsand/polish/wax/trim on:
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I have a lot more pictures of the whole process and the other side but it really sucks uploading a bunch of pics with a phone. Let me know what you guys think.
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Looks damn good in the pics...congratulations. I am curious as to why you didn't go ahead and paint the bottom black and then you wouldn't have to deal with matching paints. Right?
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyThu May 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Nice job! Nobody will ever know... burnout
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyThu May 19, 2011 10:25 pm

ghpcnm wrote:
Looks damn good in the pics...congratulations. I am curious as to why you didn't go ahead and paint the bottom black and then you wouldn't have to deal with matching paints. Right?
Im still doing black but it will be done by a pro, i just got sick of the rust, plus...

A few rattle cans and sandpaper: less than $40
Bottom half painted professionally: way more than $100

Now the money for a pro spray job can go into the engine for now, seemed like a good idea to me...
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyThu May 19, 2011 10:47 pm

Looks great Tyler, its tuff to tell that its not the same color in those pics. If I were you, I would get rid of those rusty rubber door trim pieces that run along the bottom. My Dad has a PA, and when we painted it we chucked them, they hold so much moisture.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyThu May 19, 2011 11:12 pm

Nice job,T. I'd say you got off pretty lucky considering the rust looked really bad.I thought the rust was clear through to the other side! did ya have to use any bondo?
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyFri May 20, 2011 12:09 am

BMD wrote:
Looks great Tyler, its tuff to tell that its not the same color in those pics. If I were you, I would get rid of those rusty rubber door trim pieces that run along the bottom. My Dad has a PA, and when we painted it we chucked them, they hold so much moisture.
Yea i have to check the JY when i get some time, maybe this saturday. What i realized on my car was not so much the moisture they hold, but the cheap screws they used to fasten them to the door. All of the major rust spots that were coming up the doors were directly in-line with a screw on the other side, the rust that was coming up the fender in front of the door stemmed from the screw that holds the long plastic piece that runs the length of the side. You can also see on the inside of the rubber pieces at the bottom of the door that they are only rusted around the screw hole, while dead center between two screw holes is still black. I will be replacing those screws with new ones when i find new lower door pieces lol.

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Nice job,T. I'd say you got off pretty lucky considering the rust looked really bad.I thought the rust was clear through to the other side! did ya have to use any bondo?
Nope no bondo lol, just sanded the rust off and a bit of the paint and did the best i could blending the two different paint colors.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyFri May 20, 2011 1:31 am

Tyler now that's great bro.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyFri May 20, 2011 6:00 am

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ghpcnm wrote:
Looks damn good in the pics...congratulations. I am curious as to why you didn't go ahead and paint the bottom black and then you wouldn't have to deal with matching paints. Right?
Im still doing black but it will be done by a pro, i just got sick of the rust, plus...

A few rattle cans and sandpaper: less than $40
Bottom half painted professionally: way more than $100

Now the money for a pro spray job can go into the engine for now, seemed like a good idea to me...
COOL...You've done a great job so far. I think we can now call you The Rustinator rockets
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyFri May 20, 2011 10:03 am

Very nice. I suppose it doesn't much matter since you're going to paint the bottom back, but if trying to match the silver paint, I think taking the new paint up to the bumper molding would help hide the slight color change.

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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyFri May 20, 2011 11:39 am

AA wrote:
Very nice. I suppose it doesn't much matter since you're going to paint the bottom back, but if trying to match the silver paint, I think taking the new paint up to the bumper molding would help hide the slight color change.
I was kind of thinking the same thing but after i layed the paint im happy with how it turned out. That and it was also kind of fun and different painting freestyle without masking anything off.
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Notice anything different?

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Nobody?
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 2:39 pm

Did you remove or repaint the chrome window trim strips?
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 2:53 pm

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Did you remove or repaint the chrome window trim strips?
Good guess lol, you technically got it even though this is the first time they have been painted.
I thought for sure someone would say window tint because its been off for a while lol
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lol. Not sure why I said repainted.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 3:00 pm

I have some more pictures ill post up in a bit, i walked around my car for about a half hour looking at it from all different angles when i was done. Its a very un-noticeable change at certain angles, but with the right angle and light i cant get enough of it. I think its starting to grow on me a bit now.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 3:02 pm

Tyler: I think you have a GREAT looking car
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 3:46 pm

It does look good with the black trim.
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J. Chris Davis wrote:
It does look good with the black trim.

I would have to agree that the black trim definitely suites the way you've got the PA customized. Looks really nice cherry .
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 5:19 pm

I'm a fan of the black trim. I had my chrome window trim on my camaro powder coated black.
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J. Chris Davis wrote:
I'm a fan of the black trim. I had my chrome window trim on my camaro powder coated black.
Me too...Especially on Silver
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thanks for the compliments guys, heres the rest:

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Looks slick Tyler! As always smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 9:41 pm

Hey dude im not sure how i like the new trim, haha i said trim but anyway i just think it kinda fades away with all the black around the window. but pics dont look like the real car in sun light. but anyway dude, I've never seen a park ave as nice as yours so im sure it looks good. keep up the good work, maybe some pics in sunlight!!
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