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Well now that the rust is out.....

As aI mentioned on a previous thread, I discovered rust on the rear drivers seat pan while removing my old carpet and sound deadening for an interior refresh.

Well fast forward a few week, I have got the new pan in the car and I must say, it turned out fantastic!



While attempting to remove the carpet glue around the other areas of the car, I used a product called Citrustrip, which several others on hear have used. Unfortunately it took off more than just the carpet glue, which is okay seeing as I needed to paint the new metal anyway.

I am in the process of sealing up a few of the weld before hitting it with paint and primer on the inside, and undercoating on the bottom. This would be my first automotive paint job, and I am curious what paint products and process the Brain Trust would recommend? It seems from the searching I did, that other have used Metal Ready before paint and SKS on the bottom side. (Keep in mind there is some light surface rust on the underside from when new pan was welded in: Water for fire avoidance, I'm told).

I have a 20Gal air compressor, and can buy a paint gun, but I could use some help in the product selection.

Thanks in advance

Alex
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Looks like a great job on the repair. A small "spot repair" gun would be handy for that job. Mind you spray cans would be fine too but using a gun (or, come to think of it a preval sprayer) would allow you to use professional paint products that will result in a higher quality repair.

A good automotive paint supply place with knowledgeable and helpful staff should be able to set you up. The possible permutations of various products are nearly endless and there is always more than one "right" answer. At minimum you should get some sort of direct-to-metal primer which you could use on the inside and outside, then spray bomb chip guard/undercoat. You could get fancier from there with etching primers, etc. but it's a small area no need to go crazy.

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As aI mentioned on a previous thread, I discovered rust on the rear drivers seat pan while removing my old carpet and sound deadening for an interior refresh.

Well fast forward a few week, I have got the new pan in the car and I must say, it turned out fantastic!



While attempting to remove the carpet glue around the other areas of the car, I used a product called Citrustrip, which several others on hear have used. Unfortunately it took off more than just the carpet glue, which is okay seeing as I needed to paint the new metal anyway.

I am in the process of sealing up a few of the weld before hitting it with paint and primer on the inside, and undercoating on the bottom. This would be my first automotive paint job, and I am curious what paint products and process the Brain Trust would recommend? It seems from the searching I did, that other have used Metal Ready before paint and SKS on the bottom side. (Keep in mind there is some light surface rust on the underside from when new pan was welded in: Water for fire avoidance, I'm told).

I have a 20Gal air compressor, and can buy a paint gun, but I could use some help in the product selection.

Thanks in advance

Alex


Hi Alex - really great job on the repair. I saw that you're looking for a spray gun; if that's still the case; check out the link below as we offer a variety of spray gun and kits. I would be happy to help you out with selection if you mention what you're interested in - otherwise, give us a call at 888-280-7799 and one of our Porsche parts specialists would be happy to help out!

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Keep in mind that you can apply a good two part epoxy primer with a brush or small roller. It may be a lot easier in the end so you avoid overspray and spraying upside down under the car. Then apply your body schutz under the car and then paint. You would be surprised at the final appearance of paint applied with a roller in these areas.

Good luck and great work on the metal repair!
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This is great advice - if you choose a roller, make sure it is compatible with epoxy, or else you can leave foam bits in you paint. I humbly suggest brush if you are covering with undercoat or other insulation products.
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