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Thread: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

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    1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Finally got the insurance check last week and so I've started doing the body work yesterday.

    Didn't get it all done because it was so hot and I'm lazy but here are some pics.

    Some before shots showing the damage:



    First bit of work. Popped the dents and started laying down a little fiberglass filler



    End of the day, it was starting to look pretty close:



    So that's how far I got in a few hours of work. Next weekend I'll be finishing the job and spraying the fender and door.

    I will also use this opportunity to fix the spot where the neighbor's fence fell on my fender. Same fender that got hit I'll be painting that whole fender


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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    looks good so far! Keep up the good work!

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Take off the wheelwell trim! Looks good so far. What is your spray gun setup? I just bought a couple of guns to do paint.

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Jay I will remove the wheel well trim before doing the finishing stuff. I didn't want to remove it while popping and filling the dent because A: I'm lazy and B: i tend to dent these trim pieces.

    Spray gun is just a normal Evercraft (?) spray gun from Napa with the can on the bottom. I've never used one of the ones with the cans on top...heard they were pretty good but I haven't found a project to test one out on. Pretty much just staying "Safe" with what I know

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Great work so far outsider The old man who caused the damage did a favor to you, so now you have your fender falling damage fixing sponsored.

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Finished up and sprayed today. Came out pretty good.






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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    You may be lazy and slow
    But you come thru in the end.
    That looks very good

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    haha thanks. Yeah it came out decent. it's not perfect but the car never was perfect so it's atleast better than it was

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Cool , you can't tell there was a dent

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    Good finish! You´re becoming a body paint expert You may improve by using some professional 2 stage polisher

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    Re: 1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Eligance - Accident repair.

    That looks really good!


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