New favorite color: Mauritius Blau + Update on the '86 325 project - Reggie's Motorworks

New favorite color: Mauritius Blau + Update on the ’86 325 project

Happy Friday!  We’ve had several beautiful fall days, and this is another one!  What a great night for the Cruise-In!
It’s been another busy week, with several projects.  Today has been crazy, so let me apologize in advance about this post…I’ll be short on words, but make up for it with photos!  Plus, honestly, I’m anxious to go enjoy some nice fall weather tonight at the Cruise-In!  For now, we’ll show you the results from last week’s 1992 318i cabrio paint project…and the new sparkling maritius blau paint on the bonnet, deck lid, spoiler, and 3rd brake light!  Take a look!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Please note, these photos do not do the paint job justice!  Photographing paint can be especially difficult, especially in bright sun!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And more progress has been made on the 1986 BMW 325 project, namely with the engine bay!  Also, the rear suspension is nearly 100% installed.  Here’s a look at this week’s work on the engine bay, including high-build primer, sanding, painting, clear coat, wet-sanding, and buffing:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie mixes the high-build primer:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Next, he sprayed the body color paint and then the clear coat, before proceeding to wet-sanding, as seen below:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Finally, it’s time to polish the paint with some rubbing compound for the finishing touch:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

We’ll have more updates next week!

Have a great weekend!

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