Re: fixing surface rust and repainting...?
Your first mistake was using a white primer, but that's ok you can always go back and redo the bit you've already done. Use a sandable grey primer. That way you can smooth it out a little better once you've applied the primer for even better results. Plus grey primer will not bleed through and lighten the paint like the white primer does and you'll have a better finish in no time at all. White primer is basicly good for light colored vehicles such as yellow, white, silver and candy based paint jobs for making the colors pop. Basicly all white primer is to most pros is a "highlight" base used for bringing out light colored vehicles really. If you take your time and don't rush things, the paint will look great and get some really good reviews, and you'll have a since of pride knowing that you did the work yourself, which is what it's all about. Body work takes alot of time and elbow grease, but if you take that time it will definately show.
Last edited by knightmare1015; 05-19-2011 at 12:24 PM.