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post #11 of 81 Old 4th August 2011, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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How did they strip it? Chemical means or a soda blaster?

Should come out nice. My Carbon Black needs a respray badly, but the cost of a good job is more than 50% of the value of the car.
They used chemical. Here are some pics the panel shop sent me a couple of days ago. This is just before they decided to strip the whole car for me, so what you can see is probably the original extent of preperation. So glad they went the extra mile! In the first photo you can see them stripping one of the doors with chemical.

By the way there's some nice machinary in this shop - I can't believe how many E90 M3 boys smash their cars, there's a different one in there each time I visit!

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Wow, that's a huge amount of work, should look fantastic when it's all finished.

I had mine fully resprayed at the beginning of the year, but only the front and rear wings were taken back to bare metal.

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A ton of work, but with black it's the only way to make sure to get the best finish possible. I am curious for the results...any clues on when they will be done?

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A ton of work, but with black it's the only way to make sure to get the best finish possible. I am curious for the results...any clues on when they will be done?
I think it goes into primer tomorrow, and hopefully they may paint it next week. I'm guessing back on the road in about three weeks?
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Bare metal?!?!

I've always read that that is a bad idea as the bonding agents they apply at the factory via dipping and electro-plating far surpassed spray on/solvent primers...

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Bare metal?!?!

I've always read that that is a bad idea as the bonding agents they apply at the factory via dipping and electro-plating far surpassed spray on/solvent primers...
I'm sure Griot's has a product for that.

Seriously, I have heard that you don't want to leave bare metal out like that for too long, what with rust and contaminants and such, but I'm sure that the shop knows about all that and will clean & prime it ASAP.

A good paint job is only as good as the preparation before it, and it looks like these guys are going to do a bang-up job for you! I don't know why they have to take the doors off, but hey, they probably don't know how to do my job either.

Looking forward to seeing the results. Thanks for all the good pics and write-ups!

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