'95 Civic EX 2Dr - rust repair repaint project

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:25 pm
Epoxy primed the patches and inner body and inner wheel well surfaces.

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Patches primed
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Body Primed 1
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Body Primed 2

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:31 pm
Sprayed weld through primer on patches where they will be welded. Then Panel Bonded patches into place. Also sealed up inner wheel well with Panel Bond where repairs were made:

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Bonded 1
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Bonded 2
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Bonded 3

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:32 pm
Butt welding done. Fiberglass filler over weld seam with some regular filler on top to smooth it out:

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Filler 1
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:05 am
Passengers side in epoxy primer. Still needs more body work and blocking:

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Epoxy Primer

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:15 am
A rust hole in the floor was discovered. It was covered in bondo and turned out to be bigger hole then anticipated:

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Rust cut out
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Patch test fit
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Patch welded inside car
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Patch welded underside

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:19 am
I fabbed this up so that the trunk mounted battery positive cable could make a gentle transition from inside the car to underside of car. The cable comes out by rear seat and then is clamped to frame rail where it is routed to front of the car. I will seal around the welded area with panel bond prior to paint:

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Underside

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Inside car

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:25 am
Two areas in trunk gutter had to be cut out and metal butt welded in. Another area I was able to weld rust hole closed. Trunk floor, lower rear, and underside getting prepped for epoxy primer. At this point all rust has been repaired on the rear of the car. Other then hood rest of the car is rust free:

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trunk floor
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rear area
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underside

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:43 am
Wire wheeled surface rust off of frame rails and inner wheel wells:

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Wheel well 1
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Frame rail 1
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Wheel well 2
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Frame rail 2

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:55 pm
Masked car, wiped all surfaces down with surface prep, and shot one coat of Epoxy Primer inside trunk, trunk gutter, inner wheel wells, and under side surfaces:

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Epoxy 1
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Epoxy 2
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Epoxy 3
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Epoxy 4
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