Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



Subaru of Legasi
+ 1.1. Identification numbers
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Systems of start, ignition
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling, shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket
+ 12. Steering
- 13. Body
   13.1. Introduction
   13.2. Care of a body
   13.3 Care of an upholstery and rugs
   13.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   13.5. Repair of strong damages of a body
   13.6. Cowl
   13.7. Replacement of the lock of a cowl
   13.8. Replacement of a cable of the lock of a cowl
   13.9. Front grille
   13.10. Front bumper
   13.11. Rear bumper
   13.12. Forward wing
   13.13. Door upholstery
   13.14. Lock, cylinder of the lock and handle of opening of a door
   13.15. Door glass
   13.16. Window regulator
   13.17. External mirror
   13.18. Doors
   13.19. Trunk lid
   13.20. Luggage carrier lock
   13.21. Cable of opening of the lock of a luggage carrier
   13.22. Replacement of racks of support of a back door
   13.23. Back door
   13.24. Lock of a back door, external handle and cylinder of the lock
   13.25. Casings of a steering column
   13.26. Central console
   13.27. Dashboard elements
   13.28. Dashboard
   13.29. Air inlet lattice
   13.30. Forward seats
+ 14. Electric equipment





13.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body

Processing of scratches of a body
PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. If scratch is superficial and does not reach metal, wipe area round scratch an obnovitel of paint or fine-grained abrasive paste.
2. Wash out a surface clear water. Apply on scratch a brush a paint coat and give the chance to it to dry.
3. Continue to apply paint until scratch is not made even to a surrounding surface.
4. Give to paint the chance to harden within 2 weeks, then polish the put paint coat to level with the paint surrounding a spot.
5. In summary polish a body surface site by means of wax paste.
6. If scratch, having damaged paint, got into body metal, that, using a tip of a sharp knife, remove a rust from scratch.
7. Apply rust solvent according to its instruction. Further apply with the pallet on scratch spackling paste.
8. After its full drying paint over and polish the damaged site.

Repair of dents in a body design
PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. If the dent is in that area of a body where access from a reverse side is complicated or impossible, in the deepest points of a dent drill a small opening, in an opening screw up an inertial hammer and extend a dent with using the sliding handle of an inertial hammer.
2. In the course of a pulling of a dent it is necessary to press densely to outer side of the extended area a hammer with wide shock part. It is required for depreciation of blows of an inertial hammer and for prevention of a flexure of more extensive area.
3. Remove paint from the damaged area and at distance of 20 mm round it. Most easily it can be executed, using the wire brush or an emery paper got on the circle fixed in the electric drill.
4. Body metal in a place of blow is exposed to a pulling therefore the complete recovery of an initial form is impossible. After removal of paint, using a hammer as much as possible level the damaged surface.
5. Prepare the demanded amount of hard putty for what mix a hard putty basis with a hardener, thus strictly maintain a ratio of the mixed components.
6. When performing spackling works it is necessary to have the wide flexible plastic or nylon pallet for giving of a surface of hard putty of smoothness.
7. Alignment of hard putty on the damaged site of a body make so that to give it the demanded form and smoothness. As soon as it was succeeded to achieve approximately demanded contour, stop smoothing down hard putty the pallet since at too long smoothing down it will start hardening, sticking on the pallet and to roll down therefore the surface will be damaged.
8. After hard putty hardening, its surplus needs to be removed with a metal scraper or a file.
9. Drawing the subsequent, thinner layer of hard putty should be made after drying of the previous layer and so until the level of hard putty does not start acting slightly over the level of the processed site. After hard putty hardening its surplus needs to be removed with a metal scraper or a file.
10. Make further processing, using a set of an emery paper. Begin processing with use of a coarse-grained emery paper and in the subsequent pass to fine-grained. An emery paper have on wooden flat whetstone, differently it is impossible to achieve an equal surface.
11. On a closing stage of polishing the waterproof emery paper should be moistened with water periodically. It gives to the processed puttied surface special smoothness.
12. The puttied dent has to be surrounded on perimeter with a layer of pure metal. For removal from the processed site of dust and fats wash out the processed site water and wipe the degreasing solution.
13. Using the spray working at compressed air, raise dust on a site a thin layer of light soil dry up it. It will help to reveal all defects allowed when processing in hard putty.
14. The found defects level by means of a new layer of hard putty and again to a zashkurta a surface. Continue this procedure before receiving an ideal surface.
15. After that the area of repair is ready to final painting.
16. Aerosol putting paint has to be carried out in the warm, dry, windless and easy atmosphere. When carrying out painting indoors it is necessary to moisten a floor of a working platform with water for prevention of hit in dust air. When coloring only of one panel, other parts of a body have to be covered from hit of paint on them with the newspaper attached by an adhesive tape.

Repair of the rusted openings or holes in a body design
PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Remove paint from the damaged area and approximately on 20 mm round it. Using a metal brush, clear the showered rust from a surface of the bared metal on the damaged area.
2. Process the damaged area rust solvent according to its instruction.
3. Close an opening from a rust or a hole the metal gauze or a strip of aluminum foil.
4. Cut out the piece of a grid which is approximately corresponding to an opening form, enclose it in an opening so that its edges did not act over the level of the panel surrounding an opening. Fix it by means of several lumps of spackling paste on perimeter.
5. Using the screw-driver handle, level the ends of a grid so that it densely adjoined to body metal.
6. Further make filling, painting and polishing of the damaged body site.

Filling and painting of a body

When performing spackling works it is necessary to have the wide flexible plastic or nylon pallet for giving of a surface of hard putty of smoothness.
PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Alignment of hard putty on the damaged site of a body make so that to give it the demanded form and smoothness.
2. As soon as it was succeeded to achieve approximately demanded contour, stop smoothing down hard putty the pallet since at too long smoothing down it will start hardening, sticking on the pallet and to roll down therefore the surface will be damaged.
3. Drawing the subsequent, thinner layer of hard putty should be made after drying of the previous layer and so until the level of hard putty does not start acting slightly over the level of the processed site.
4. After hard putty hardening its surplus needs to be removed with a metal scraper or a file.
5. Make further processing, using a set of an emery paper. Begin processing with use of a coarse-grained emery paper and in the subsequent pass to fine-grained.
6. An emery paper have on wooden flat whetstone, differently it is impossible to achieve an equal surface.
7. On a closing stage of polishing the waterproof emery paper should be moistened with water periodically. It gives to the processed puttied surface special smoothness.
8. The puttied dent has to be surrounded on perimeter with a layer of pure metal.
9. For removal from the processed site of dust and fats wash out the processed site water and wipe the degreasing solution.
10. Raise dust on a site a thin layer of light soil. It will help to reveal all defects allowed when processing in hard putty.
11. The found defects level by means of a new layer of hard putty and again to a zashkurta a surface. Continue this procedure before receiving an ideal surface.
12. After that the area of repair is ready to final painting.
13. Aerosol putting paint has to be carried out in the warm, dry, windless and easy atmosphere. When carrying out painting indoors it is necessary to moisten a floor of a working platform with water for prevention of hit in dust air.
14. When coloring only of one panel, other parts of a body have to be covered from hit of paint on them with the newspaper attached by an adhesive tape.
15. Before drawing a primer to a vzboltayta capacity with it, apply a primer on a trial surface and achieve that she laid down evenly.
16. Put a thick layer of a primer by drawing several thin layers.
17. Polish the grounded surface a waterproof emery paper. Thus do not forget to sprinkle the ground area water and periodically to moisten an emery paper in water.
18. Before further coloring dry up the processed site.
19. Drawing a paint coat is made by a spray. Thickness of a paint coat is reached by drawing several thin layers.
20. Coloring needs to be begun from the center of the painted area and to move to edges back and forth motions until all painted surface, and also about 20 mm round it will not be painted.
21. Remove a protective film and newspapers 10–15 minutes later after drawing the last paint coat.
22. Give the chance to fresh paint to harden within at least 2 weeks, then by means of an obnovitel of paint or thin abrasive polishing paste even the edges of the painted area to the level of old paint.
23. Polish a surface.