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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Has anyone done their own panel beating? on my EL the right front panel has a slight dint, nothing big but nothing cool either if you know what i mean, has anyone got any tips of how to do it yourself? or is it just best to take it somewhere? I cant be stuffed spending the money on having someone else do it, so doing it myself would be way better, any ideas?



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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Well if your just looking at fixing the qtr panel, then putting it into a panel shop is your best bet, To do a half decent spray job you'll need equipment,
Air compressor, Spray guns, flat sanding tools, papers and paints will outweigh the cost of getting one panel done in a shop.
Plus your paints probably faded slightly from original so the paint needs to be matched otherwise it ends up looking like a patchwork quit!!!!
And I wouldn't bother using touchup cans to try and do it cause you probably won't be very pleased with the results. :roll:

If you really want to do a bit of beating I'd suggest you get a DIY book on panel beating. It's not that hard just time consuming and labour intensive.

Hope this helps... :)



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