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Old 01-15-2009, 08:41 PM
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Our small part in this G-Machine's new life

Here's what we did this week.... Powder coated a BMW
Started by blasting the body, Iron phosphated it, filled body work, sanded, sanded, sanded... then sanded some more

Shot it Powder coat white, masked, shot Powder Coat texture white on the top, and bottom of floor.

Turned out real nice, We are all very proud to have been a part of this restoration.

Forgot to mention this is the very first BMW that ever rolled out of the BMW factory race equipped!! Serial # 001
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:50 PM
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That looks really nice
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:51 PM
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Ummmm...just curiosity...

What's it cost to powder coat a BMW?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:58 PM
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This car is the exception, 15 years road rally racing puts a beating on a body.
I guarantee, this thing had 30 lb's min of bondo, you know wreck on Sunday, race on Friday.
alot of filler body work on this one
I will say this, we have 120 hours in this project, and we did not do the sheet metal work.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:12 PM
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Nice work!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:18 PM
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That looks nice, but how did you get the body filler to stay in place when heated to 400+ degrees. I've not seen good results with powder over body filler. All Metal filler works a little better, but still not all that good IMO. Just curious what you did and used.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:43 PM
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There is one, and ONLY one product that works for body filler.
It's a product made for a German auto manufacture, and harder than the devil to get your hands on.
It work's, spreads like bondo, sands like duraglass.
Does not pinhole, super dense, works great
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:06 AM
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Can you get more pics of the cage? I know a ton of BMW fans that would love to see how a factory cage was designed.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:20 AM
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I'll get some more at work tomorrow
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Nice resto project, are you jus involved in painting it , or are you going to complete the build too.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:12 PM
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No, our job was remove all the old paint, and bondo, over an inch in places!!
Jergin Baughmin a local race car restorer did all the sheet metal, then it came back to us for Iron Phosphate pretreatment, finish filler work, and Powder coat.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:29 AM
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Pssst, ya missed a spot


Looks great, never seen a whole car done in powdercoat like that.
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