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Unread 05-31-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Sanding my car, NO PAINT!!

Let me preference by saying I hate my car. Mechanically I want to take care of it. Physically I could care less. I'm divorced and the ex got most of the money, need I say more?

I now drive a POS 2007 Saturn Ion. The car runs fine, but is a far cry from my 2015 Mustang GT that I was forced to sell. That's life right?

I want to take the car into a body/paint shop and have it sanded down, and NOT have the car painted. Does anyone know if that is street legal? Will that also "help" the car rust faster?

Again, I hate the car almost to the point of resentment. I need it to run well for work. Otherwise I want it to have a 100% I don't give a ***** appearance. Any thoughts??

Thanks in advance for replies. I just want the car to look as ugly as possible while mechanically being okay.

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Saturn you say? Arent the body panels almost all plastic? And no, it would not be illigal to remove the paint.
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yea. but i would just run thru dirt and not wash it after, ever.

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yea. but i would just run thru dirt and not wash it after, ever.
Not ugly enough. I've had the car for several month now. I live in Florida and it rains often. That washes away all the dirt, grime and bird poop. So I'm looking for a more permanent ugly look.

I HATE the car, but must confess at 125,000 miles, it runs well.

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lol, that is a strange desire, but if you insist, sure, sand away, if it is plastic, you do not need worry about rust. but i'm sure not all panels are plestic, for metal ones use steel wool, it should not go deep into paint, so less chances getting exposing metal.

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Why do i get the feeling this is the wifes car, and you want to get back at her by making the car look like ****....
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Why do i get the feeling this is the wifes car, and you want to get back at her by making the car look like ****....
No. Had to sell the '15 Mustang GT as part of the settlement due to joint IRS taxes owed. So in need of a cheap replacement, I bought the POS Saturn. Now I'm on Obamacare as I lost my family health insurance, and now have child support payments which I pay diligently on time, as my 15 year old son is the love of my life.

I now live in a crappy condo with the Saturn. I hate the past 12 months, with my car being a demonstration of my frustration. Hence my desire to make it look like pure garbage.

My advice to anyone, DON'T GET MARRIED!! It's antiquated and can lead to financial ruin.......

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Saturn you say? Arent the body panels almost all plastic? And no, it would not be illigal to remove the paint.
Not that. The Ion and Aura and last gen Vue finally dropped the stupid plastic body panels thing.
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that one too.
roof, hood, trunk are metal, door skin and fenders plastic.



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