My 03 WRX came with a wrx wing and i always wanted it to go wingless. i couldnt find anyone that wanted to trade trunks so i decided to fix it myself.so i started to bring it into my shop at school and began to work on it. i started taking pics a little late so no pics of the welding stage. i began by sanding down the paint to bare metal around the holes, making patches for the holes and then welded the patches on the inside of the trunk.
after that it was grinding down the welds to make them flat and then bondo filler to make the top of the trunk level and flush.
after sanding the bondo it was time for primer.
next i had to wet sand the primer to make it smooth and so it wouldnt leave any rough edges that would be noticable after paint.
then the car got brought into our spray booth and had to get all taped up and masked off so there wouldnt be overspray everywhere. after it was done being masked off, it was a matter of taking the WRX badge off and then painting it.
because the color of the paint is a 3 tone paint, i figured it would be safer to blend the paint into the quarters so it would match the rest of the car. first i had to put down a ground coat which was more purple than anything.
after the ground coat was dry, it was time to spray on the base coat. the first coat went on and it looked alot darker and flatter than the color of the car.
i put on another 2-3 coats and gradually blended the color farther and farther into the quarters and trunk with every coat i put on.