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Re: DIY paintwork help :|
I'm 99% certain that the wheelarch will compound (use the 3m product - it is by far & away, the best on the market).
You might be left with a couple of small 'stone-chip sized' spots to touch-in, but there's no point in throwing the baby out with the bathwater, you want to keep the repair areas as small as possible.
The tailgate would be a massive undertaking, as everything below the rear window would need to be painted (with the badges removed & refitted). Plus, you would need a d/a sander to try to ensure perfect sanding of the filler.
And if the sanding wasn't absolutely perfect - it would still look damaged.
If spraying metal panels, you need to use an etch primer, before using the regular primer, basecoat & lacquer. That's the only difference.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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Last edited by VelSatisfied; 12th August 2016 at 10:15 AM.