OK so I have done just about EVERYTHING to the car mechanically (5 speed will probably the last thing to go in) and its time to start on the bodywork! I was going to drop it off, and pick it up in a month all shiny and perfect but what fun is that? So I decided to get my hands dirty and do the bodywork myself. Disclaimer: I have NEVER done ANY bodywork in my life…I do watch Edd China do it on Wheeler Dealers though..lol. I wanted to start with the sunroof. There is a dent in it as if a baseball landed on it. I removed the roof, sanded it down to metal, filled the dent with bondo (first time using bondo!) and then sanded it down to a nice smooth finish and then primered the sunroof. Here are some pics. I am very pleased with the bondo…it took 2 applications…the first time was a bit shallow and I felt the dip still so I added more, and bam…I still need to deal with the deep sanding marks. I will address that this week and hit it with some Fjord blue I got from Paintscratch.com! If anyone has some tips or pointers I am all ears! I will now move to the peeling trunk lid which has a very small ding. Once I have my confidence from those 2, then its the wavy doors and dings in the quarter panels.
Sunroof sanded dent taken down to the metal.
First coat of sanded Bondo…can still feel the dent just a tad…
Second coat of bondo
Finished and primered