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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:29 PM
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thats a good idea. I painted my crx when i was younger and hand sanded the whole thing, Took me forever. I might go get an orbital but im just scared to screw up the lines. Im not worried about time that much but i do want that time that i spend on the car to be productive

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Get the power sander you will not regret it. I tried to hand sand a ¼ inch rust spot off near my grille and it took 3 hours to sand. After that I used a power sander on my hood and it was so much better. It only took an hour to sand a 2 foot thin strip of rust on my hood and that was with a really bad sander. When I sanded my door at first I used the bad sander but I got tired and decided to try the Black & Decker sander that I did not think would be as good. The Black & Decker sand was great it sanded through rust like it was nothing so whatever sander you get make sure it is good. After I power sanded the rust and paint off I finished sanding the metal by hand. The paint came out great and now I cannot imagine painting my car without a power sander.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 PM
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Ya i will get an air sander. But this small stuff i think i neeed to hand sand it so i dont mess up the lines. Or would i be ok? Also back to the comment about useing paint stripper? What kind or paint stripper? Ive never heard of automotive stripper before.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:39 PM
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Really? Never heard of automotive paint stripper? It doesn't have to be "automotive", but most auto parts stores will stock one or more types of stripper. Personally I like "Dad's Easy Stripper" http://www.dadseasyspray.com/ but be aware that it will take skin off just about as fast as paint. It's powerful stuff.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:05 AM
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Ya seriously haha i dont know if i just never saw it or if i just never thought of it haha. And dont worry i have protection i work as a chemical manufacturer. I got a big rubber suit haha
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:24 PM
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I finally got some paint stripper after sanding for an hour and not really getting anywhere. Im gunna give a shot tomorrow and i post pictures
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:01 PM
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Does this mean you are planning to mess with the suspension too? Have you decided on a color for your car yet? I am still voting for the BMW racing colors but if you do not what to paint your car with a pattern black on black looks great to.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:27 PM
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Nope haha its about 4 inches from the ground at its lowest point which is pretty much the lowest id go since i live in alberta and we have horrible roads. Havent taken a real good look at what type of suspention work has been done so we'll see if i do anymore work. I havent picked a color but most likely a pearl paint finish
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Ya i will get an air sander. But this small stuff i think i neeed to hand sand it so i dont mess up the lines. Or would i be ok? Also back to the comment about useing paint stripper? What kind or paint stripper? Ive never heard of automotive stripper before.
Brake fluid??
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:10 PM
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Brake fluid??
Are you saying he should use brake fluid as a paint stripper?
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Buy conventional paint stripper/remover at an auto parts store or paint supply house and use it. Don't even think about using brake fluid as stripper.
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I bought a rattle can of stripper and it worked good. A buddy of mine bought a 1gallon can of the stuff and just brushed it on so i think ill be doing that. Anyone ever used liquid metal for rust repair? Like as a filler where the rust ate away?
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If i do the stripes ill just paint it white and vinyle the stripes on. So if i get sick of it or have to sell i can just take them off with having to repaint
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Buy conventional paint stripper/remover at an auto parts store or paint supply house and use it. Don't even think about using brake fluid as stripper.
Sorry, misspent youth!!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:16 PM
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And destroyed lift point
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:36 AM
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That sucks but you know that you are always going run in unexpected problems like that on any project. How bad is the rust is it hindering your ability to jack up the car or can you still put a jack under the lift points.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:50 AM
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I found alot more rust then i hoping for in behind the rocker panels. I would be dealing with alot of filler. So i found a set of brand new rust repair rockers for $80 a side as well as rear fender repairs for $60 a side so ill be in to cutting everything out and putting new in.
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I found alot more rust then i hoping for in behind the rocker panels. I would be dealing with alot of filler. So i found a set of brand new rust repair rockers for $80 a side as well as rear fender repairs for $60 a side so ill be in to cutting everything out and putting new in.
Link to where you found these so future searchers will know?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM
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Ya i didnt find them online. Sorry. But i know you can get them for a few different rust repair panel online retailers. But they are more expensive. I think $80 a peice for the fenders and $160 a peice for the rockers. Just a site i found on google.
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Here is a link to the repair panels found. I used the parts numbers and got them through a local body shop for way less

http://www.fixmyrust.com/1991-1997-3-series--ACB.html
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