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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 01, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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I know most of you recomend painting the car before you rebuild it, which I agree is a good idea.

However, what do you do to keep you paint job is top shape if it will take you 2+ yrs to rebuild the car??? Washing is out of the question. Dust & wax, ... ???


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 01, 10:46 AM
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maybe think about a good car cover. i also heard leaving the wax, not rubbed off, on the car before the stored it. don't ask me why, but i've heard that.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 01, 01:17 PM
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Don't take this the wrong way but bodywork and paint are one of the last steps of restoration. At least that's what I'm told. My current resto is set up as
1) Suspension front and rear and underbody
2) Drive train Motor-Tranny-Rear
3) Bodywork
4) Interior
5) Paint

Of course there are quite a few steps besided the 5 above (wireharness - subframe - firewall etc etc etc) but everyone I have talked to says do the bodywork and paint last unless the car is really rusted then do the bodywork then the other steps (only if you think the body might get worse) but do the paint last or right before the interior.
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