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Old 13-01-2009   #1
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Debadging a mk1 punto

Hello to all you all,

Ive been lurking about this site for a good few months now but never signed up... normally anything i want to know has already been answered but this time i just want to ask in a bit more detail.

As you may have noticed from the thread title im currently debadging my mk1 (my first attempt to make the old horse look a little better) lol.

So far i have taken the two back badges off, removed the glue, plated up the holes and filled in 3 of 4 with some bondo (i ran out of change for the last hole, so its a bit behind) :P

Anyway, ive had a good go at smoothing down the bondo then applied a thin layer of paint just for now when i need to use the car inbetween working on it. My next plan of action is to fill the remaining back hole, smooth down all the holes again so they are nice and flush and hopefully start to prime and paint.

I have taken more or less the same action with the pot hole at the front; plated, filled with bondo then smoothed down. Shall i continue with my current plan (priming and painting etc) or do you experts think i have missed anything crucial out?

Also, ive heard that once all the painting is complete it's best to apply some tcut to the areas to blend the colour. Does this make a big difference or can i just wash it down after?


Think ive got most things in there,
thanks for the help
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Re: Debadging a mk1 punto

wash it down and then tcut (but get the metallic version), erm or u cud try some AG SRP on it anything really to help blend the colour in some people have also tried petrol on here to blend it in and then washed it off if it is really bad but i think that is abit exetreme tbh
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Re: Debadging a mk1 punto

You can leave it a few weeks and then use some rubbing compound on it which is lightly abrasive to get the paintwork to match up. Good luck with the debadging I quit halfway through mine because I realised I'd just want to spray the whole boot in the end and rather leave it to a garage!

Have you got any pictures!
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Re: Debadging a mk1 punto

I went out today to get some more supplies, got myself some more wet and dry, some metallic tcut and some of that rubbing compound you were talking about. Hopefully ive got everything i need to complete the job, just have to wait on some better weather now or the paint wont be too happy.

One more question i thought of, how much around the area that ive filled with bondo shall i paint? Would it be better to work on a large area or just a small section around the bondo?

Thanks again,
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*Edit about photos, i'll take some during the work to give you guys an idea of whats going on*
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