From black to White....:)

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From black to White....:)

Postby tuanhoprosk8 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:16 pm

I bought my e36 in May of 2009 and the condition was pretty good. I love the black color that was originally on it but there where a lot of rock chips on the hood, bumper, fender and mirrors, and the paint is original so its pretty old. So I decided to do a color change and this is what I decided on. A pearl White with a blue tint. I wish I took more pictures of my car but this is all i have and there taken from my cell phone. hehe :)

Before:.....

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here are some pics when i was driving it in a dirt road

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this is all dirt
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Now its time to sand down this beautiful color and do some body work:

These pics are pictures after i have wet sanded the whole car down with 600grit and put some body filler where there where a couple of low spots:
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Did you noticed that my fenders are flared??
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I also took all the side moldings of so that it wont get damaged from the sanding, you also save a lot of tape by not taping it all up.
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notice all the residue from wet sanding all the clear off. so what i did was i gave my car a hand was with just my hand and lots of running water.

after everything is clean its time to tape up all the windows. I still have to drive it to the paint booth so to save some time i am just going to tape the outer weather strips.
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Thats all the pics i have now. The car is just sitting in my garage ready to be painted tomorrow.I am going to be painting my car tomorrow at 3, so i will take some more pictures of me spraying a white sealer, base coat, pearl, then a clear coat. i will also be doing the door jams. wish me some luck!! );


updated pics!!!!
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby Caligula » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:59 am

God damn, thats awesome. Mine need a new paint job so badly, though i would hate to strip off the finish myself. How did you do it? Orbital sander? By hand? I take it youre not removing the window moldings? What about the paint youre using?
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby tuanhoprosk8 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:50 pm

i hand sanded everything. Just got it out of the paint booth on friday so i will post up some pictures tomorrow!!!
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby tuanhoprosk8 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:23 pm

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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby MIKEGTR » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:19 pm

that's a hefty amount of work you've done there and it looks great... can't wait to see pics of the finished product.
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby DEFKON99 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:56 pm

wow awesome work!!!
Edge one looks like that stupid cube you buy to reset the brake pistons on doo doo cars -Proctor750

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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby Caligula » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:47 am

Hmm, didnt take the taillights out?

Looks great though. I cant tell from the pics, but did you take off the window moldings, or paint them?
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby tuanhoprosk8 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:37 pm

i taped up everything
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby damien_ro » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:38 am

good job dude. but eh, what kind of paint did you use?
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby Jahmeel » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:27 am

ahhh, i seen this car before. Think you had like two sets of wheels on it one day too
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Re: From black to White....:)

Postby Molon_Labe » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:47 am

Sweet, man.
Looks like a stormtrooper! (Reminded me of this: http://woody.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554ad4 ... 970c-800wi)

...Which, in turn, reminded me of this: http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/j ... l-Atom.jpg
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