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Old 10-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rube View Post
OK First do you have a spare hood? Because this is going to destroy your hood, to go back to what it looks like now its going to take a whole lot of bondo n time, say $175 to $200 but if your ready. First sand it down with 40 grit, thats really goin to get to the metal fast, then hit it with 80 grit, after hit it wit 180 grit to smooth it out, sand in circles after wet it down in the sun leave it everytime you see dry mist it with a water from a spray bottle. jUST Remember your hood is going to feel real ruff n your going to get a lot of rust dust so you'll have to wipe it down everyday before you take off. So good luck hope you get what you want! BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR BECAUSE YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT!
it's going to take a long time to get the overall rust effect with normal water. You'll want it soaked in salt water/mild acid.
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