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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Jul-18-2018, 04:13:01 AM   #21
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

I used the metal prep.

And hit it the shock towers with 1 coat of primer.

Not sure if I should do 1 coat of primer, or two..(The bottle says 48hrs to fully cure, which is new to me)
This was after I applied the metal prep.


Here my terrible first coat, and paint prep lol

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Old Wed, Jul-18-2018, 05:11:46 AM   #22
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

I still see some rust in your metal prep pic.
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Old Fri, Jul-20-2018, 01:18:44 AM   #23
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

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I still see some rust in your metal prep pic.
I sprayed the primer 48hrs ago. ( might have been a thick layer )

The paint now still seems to be “tacky.” Not sure if it’s from humidity or what. But I tried sanding the first coat, and the primer wasn’t close to being in powdered form.

I’m very inexperienced with paint prep. Could someone please chime in and give me some advice ? Should I start over? Maybe I didn’t let the metal prep dry long enough? Even though it seems to have dried almost instantly...

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Old Fri, Jul-20-2018, 01:49:02 AM   #24
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

Well, you might have applied tick coat, or didn't mix well, or most likely Rust Oleum is just really not a very good quality paint, as Brett mentioned few posts above.

Humidity has nothing to do with how quickly or slow paints dry, as curing is a chemical reaction, not evaporation of solvent. If it is still tacky 48 hours later, it will never be fully solid. Remove and repeat with better materials is the only suggestion here.
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Old Fri, Jul-20-2018, 02:09:14 AM   #25
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Well, you might have applied tick coat, or didn't mix well, or most likely Rust Oleum is just really not a very good quality paint, as Brett mentioned few posts above
I did some more sanding. And it already feels less tacky. So Iím assuming I put a thick coat... Since Iím a noob with this. (But I enjoy the learning process)

Should I let it sit another day after sanding it so itís nice and smooth?

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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

Lol this thread is funny, I donít see anything I would be concerned about. Are you moving to Michigan or Minnesota and planning to drive the car all winter? If not just clean it and put it back together.


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Lol this thread is funny, I donít see anything I would be concerned about. Are you moving to Michigan or Minnesota and planning to drive the car all winter? If not just clean it and put it back together.


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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

There are hundreds of YouTube videos you could have watched. You seem to be just working frantically instead of actually listening to the advice given to you. If you’d just gone to a auto parts store instead of a hardware store, they could have pointed you in the direction of quality rust converter, sealer, primer and paint.
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

If I was working frantically I would have installed new shock mount hardware, along with reinforcement plates and called it a day. Spending to much time at FL350? Or in a bar drinking ? Did you read the thread?

Thanks for your 2 cents.

I appreciate everyone who helped me get to this point. Someone pointed out that the prep work is most important. Even with a simple job like this one. Iím glad I could get my feet wet in a little body work adventure.


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Old Fri, Jul-20-2018, 05:32:35 AM   #30
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Default Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

The paint color bugs the heck out of me.

Look into this. I can't remember which is correct to the E36. Olive or Tan.






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