What does a car enthusiast do when he is on holidays...he will find some buziness with his beloved especially if the car is something like Punto .
this vacation I tinkered and painted those minor dents.
Yes I bought
compressor 30 l= RS12000
Pilot spray gun= RS2500
Pu paints 200ml =800 rs
Yes it would be a clever thing if I did get it done out side for Rs1500, err but where is the fun in that? Btw
this adventure started out of previously mentioned Rust discovery which lead me to strip my car since a week one by one.
I think I am fortunate enough, there was no additional concern raising rust elsewhere to be found. unfortunately my trust towards TAss has gone down the drain.
here is the incident in brief
During the second service they rear ended my Punto while test drive . the bumper paint peeled off and but they gave me painted foc.
In search of rust when I removed the rear bumper ,for my utter disappointment the body too had sustained damage. (the red circle) the bottom purple circle was also deformed with the screw missing (Hell with you Tata service ).
the rust spot was in the blue circle. So it looks like rusting was due to mishandling by service center or body shop guys.
About my painting = Being Novice I learnt its no child play for that perfect finish. rather its a knack earned by practiced. first 100ml was wasted as the coat gave a sandy finish with nowhere glossy I had to sand it down to primer and repaint.
In second 100ml I added reducer a bit more and moved my hands more consistently across the area ..I feel now it looks acceptable, only a pro can distinguish how bad it finally is (of course I am also not very satisfied) but chalega (just alright) at least my wife and mom couldn't complain.
@ Sam ,I am sorry this wasn't the bigger update which I promised you earlier. but it is still in progress and nowhere near final so that I can reveal yet.