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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Car Model: '04 9-5 Aero est., '97 9K Aero
I am preparing a replacement unit and would like to prepare/repaint the corrosion patches. After rubbing down to shiny metal, what comes next? Etch primer?

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:01 pm 
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Car Model: Saab NG 9-5 Aero
cardboardcutout wrote:
I am preparing a replacement unit and would like to prepare/repaint the corrosion patches. After rubbing down to shiny metal, what comes next? Etch primer?

Thanks - cc

You need an anti-corrosion treatment first I think. It is well over 40 years since my apprenticeship so I can't remember what it needs to be but make sure you get the right one. The 9-5 door mirrors corrode very badly, I hope you have enough sound metal left after removing the corrosion.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:42 am 
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cardboardcutout,

I have done these in the past and just used etch primer followed by standard grey primer then matt or silk finish ( your choice ) black top coat. I use rattle cans since these are small parts and can be done off the car. First one I did was on an Aero Sport Wagon back in 2013 and it still looks good. ( Unlike the rest of the car which is destined for stripping.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:41 pm 
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Been there done that on a car that had really benefited from Scottish air :)

http://www.saabtechtalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=3917.45

Etch primer, then something else is what I did. I also did the triangles and got a good match


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:52 am 
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I did one of my scabby mirror bases by just rubbing back to bare metal and using Hammerite black satin which I stippled with a stiff brush. It still looks better than the original, two years on.

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