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porscheboy1 porscheboy1 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cayce, SC
Posts: 112
Painting alumnium trim.

Hi guys. I am restoring a 1978 911SC. I have disassembled the car down to a rolling chassis removing all glass, upholstery, bumpers, trunk lid, deck lid, sun roof, doors, rocker panels and lights. I have striped all metal parts to bare metal with a chemical stripper and sandpaper. I sprayed everything with self etching primer with rattle cans. All of this stuff will be picked up by a local body shop for professional ding removal and painting. he may sand off my primer, its up to him, as he takes responsibility for the paint job. Its amazing that I did not find any rust to the degree of disassembly that I went to, except a little around the battery area. Anyway I am keeping all the aluminum trim, that goes into the window rubber trim in the windshield, quarter windows and rear windows. Also the window frames. I would like to paint these myself. By disassembly and reassembly of the car myself and painting the aluminum trim I am saving a bunch of money. Anyway how would I go about finishing the trim in a semi gloss black? I have a media blasting cabnet and have soda blasted the trim and all of what was left of tha paint came off. It appears that the stuff had maybe been anodized black as there is what looks like anodizing in several places on the trim? I don't have spray painting equipment and would use rattle cans and hand paint and sanding and rubbing compound if necessary. Thanks for any input you can give me.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:02 PM
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