mepbowles Posted December 4, 2020 Share Posted December 4, 2020 Hi all, In a moment of madness my wife agreed to buy a MK1 Cavalier 1.9 Auto so I went to collect it last weekend. The previous owner got it running very nicely but there's a small list of things to do, and therefore questions, some are below. Mainly paint related as there's lots of surface rusting that needs attention. I'm not in a hurry as it's running and stored in a garage so it can be enjoyed while I focus on fixing up the house. - Can you patch repair metallic paint well? - What are the best options for a full respray regarding dismantling effort and cost e.g. Priming and flatting myself and top coating professionally? Should a metallic top coat all be done in one go to avoid panel mismatch? How much should be dismantled and what can be covered (screen, engine bay etc). - What's the best way to fix cracks in a leather dash. I was thinking a semi flexible epoxy then working a texture into the surface and colour matching (any recommendations?) -Are there any seats from similar models (Chevette?) with headrests that are a straightforward swap or can headrests be added to the low backed sseats (otherwise I'll just live with it) - low down on the list but considering lowering and electronic ignition for a few years time. Looks to be fairly simple swaps for both. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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