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Old 05-12-2019, 12:31 PM
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Hi guys hope everyone is well. I've had my 2005 350 since January and as the weather is supposed to be improving I'm having a go at some paint work. I've done the side trim and repainted the spoiler but I've noticed the boot has blistered all along the rear window edge. it will need prepping properly treated and repainting. I'm hoping to take the boot off to do this job so I don't get overspray all over the place or be interrupted by the weather. I managed to do 90% of the wiring harness removal but got stuck as access to the number plate lights was impossible due to riveted plates over the connections. so does anyone know how to remove the boot/trunk.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:59 PM
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Cannot specifically answer your question.

I am getting ready to respray my bonnet and considered taking it off however have decided to keep it in place to reduce the risk of damage to fenders etc in taking it off and putting it back as I will be doing this on my own.

Masking paper is really inexpensive as are old sheets that I have. I will cover the whole car with a combination of these to prevent over-spray.

I have already rubbed the bonnet down and will be using urethane primer followed by urethane base coat and then urethane clear coat.

I have to wait for suitable temperatures, and minimal to no wind, which seem likely by the end of this week. I will be doing this in my garage but with the door to the outside open.
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