Hello my name is Blake and I have come here because other BMW groups
seem to be more interested in making money.
My interests are in the older 6er's, M3's and M5's. Right now I have a
1985 635csi that is heading to the blasters house to remove the many
layers of paint. During this work I will document sources for parts as
well as disecting the electronics and giving tips on getting a dead car
running again when parts or service is not available (Like in some
Idaho town or Russia.).
So be warned...I am coming to stay. I promise I will be good. ;-)
Don't know where you're posting from, but BMW were early into water based
paints which really aren't a patch on the two pack types that are still
allowed in the UK for repair work.
Both my E34 and E39 had poor paint finishes by the standards of 50 years
ago - let alone now.
*Windows will never cease *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
Well I never like to go back to bare metal unless, like now, you have a
car that has been painted 4 times. Another reason to do this is that ,
like cement, when paint finally dries out is begins to crumble.
I have looked at hot tanking the car to clean the metal inside and out,
but I have read about issues of the solvent leaching out years later
and ruining the paint. So I will proceed with the paint removal
because its cost effective and I will achieve the finish I desire. I
will personally do most of the prep work rust proofing and such, but a
real pro will spray the final finish. I dont like American paints and
will use 3m's Glasurit paints. When I am finished this shark will have
a nice climate controlled garage to sleep in.
I agree that the factory finish is the best (Unless a GM car) but my
car is very old and the paint is not up to the task anymore.
you can also try this forum, excellent for the older cars... especiallly 5
they have NO interest in your money,,,,, NONE, just people that like to help
out and are very knowledgeable.
Greeting Blake. Sounds like a fun project and I (for one) look forward
to your posts. I lust for a fine 6'er, but unfortunately my garage and
driveway (heck half of the yard) is already full of vehicles... ;-)
Good luck on your project,
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