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#1 Old 10-25-2010, 03:21 PM
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wingless trunk project

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.

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i was happy with the color and i knew that it would look better after the clearcoat was put on. so i let the base dry and then it was clearcoat time. i put on 3 coats of clear and cleared the entire trunk and both quarters all the way up to the windshield.







when that was all dont i let it sit overnight for the clear to cure and then i unmasked the car.





after sanding down some high spots from the clear, i buffed the trunk and quarters and it came out like this











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How long did it take you total? It looks great tho.

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How long did it take you total? It looks great tho.
it took me a week to finish it, did it in school a week before i graduated
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Thats really awesome. You did a great job man.

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Heh, guess I asked in the wrong thread. Nice work man. That's a useful skill, I'm very jealous. Did you take an automotive course or just use your school's booth?

I SUCK at painting. I'd like to practice more though, must have been fun

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Heh, guess I asked in the wrong thread. Nice work man. That's a useful skill, I'm very jealous. Did you take an automotive course or just use your school's booth?

I SUCK at painting. I'd like to practice more though, must have been fun
ya i used my schools booth, i studied autobody for 4 years in High School, and the holes where patched and welded, and then the rest of the process i showed

And thanks for the props
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Looks great! I'd love to have access to the right tools, the skill and the balls to do that myself...

Props. The car looks 100 times better than with the useless wing...
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Looks great! I'd love to have access to the right tools, the skill and the balls to do that myself...

Props. The car looks 100 times better than with the useless wing...
thanks, and im soo glad i decided to do it, i love the way it looks
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