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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:42 PM
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Well got a question for the board for those who repainted their d90's
I have a 89 RHD, getting the mechanicals fixed, new clutch, timing belt, etc...just bought it

Mechanic had a guy who paints em, and he wouldn't even take it on..claimed too much rust for his "fancy" on the body...said they like to bondo stuff in EU

Looking for other people for estimates...

Is it just finding the right person?? I know it's a budget deal as well...
Just need some good advice...

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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Can you post up some pictures to see what you are working with?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:53 PM
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THE most disappointing thing ever, IMO, is seeing rust come through fresh paint. I say keep her honest and live with her short comings.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:58 PM
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Not sure if this really gets to what you are asking but if you zoom in you can see some spots
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:12 PM
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That paint looks pretty good to me. I vote leave it as-is
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:18 PM
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Fix all of the corrosion before you paint (if you have to paint it). The bottom of the RHS door looks rough. The doors, cappings and bulkhead are the primary painted components that rust/corrode. Fix them first. Painting now would be a complete waste of $.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:19 PM
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I wish my paint looked that good.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:22 PM
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Makes sense, thanks all
Just want that original green color...instead of this really crappy overspray
One of those...should I keep or ditch and get what I really want...anyway, great suggestion and great folks on this board
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Old December 18th, 2015, 07:31 PM
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Leave it. Looks like a defender. I was surprised in a good way when I saw the pic.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 08:02 PM
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One of the worst things you can do to a practical vehicle like a Defender is to put an expensive paint job on it. It takes all of the fun out of using it for what it was intended to do. Like others said, slowly plug away at stabilizing or replacing the worst of the rust areas and keep it fun. If you have a big budget and want a show vehicle to drive downtown on Sunday then go for fancy paint work. Other than that keep it real. There really isn't much of a half way when it comes to paint and body.

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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:06 PM
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I agree. Leave it. Looks really good and yet still lovingly used.

Kind of like how my wife is always worried about our little boy and his bruises from playing. If you show me a little lad without banged up knees, a scratch here and there, and at least one bruise, I feel bad for the kid! He'll run the chance of turning into a little pinkey.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:42 PM
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leave it

as is, it still looks better than many

fix rust when ready

then decide if you want paint

my $0.02

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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:14 PM
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I would think if the body has issues the frame does too. I would save for gaining a solid underbody then paint after.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:25 PM
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You can still paint over that one life live it sticker if you wanted to...
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:29 PM
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You can still paint over that one life live it sticker if you wanted to...
Definitely! I ass u me 'd it was just a sticker and thus removable. Remove at once, or be prepared ;-)
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