Saturday, November 13, 2010

Panels getting painted

Bumpers, fenders and doors ready for prime and paint.

Edges were starting to rust even though we are in the Pacific NW! These cars had thin metal and were not built to last for the long haul.

Sanded all the body sealer out of all of them and then soaked it with an acid etch primer for good bonding and sealing.

Fenders needed nothing, good all around.

Hatch suffered the worst of the rust. One hit with the blaster and it went right through. Super thin metal is no match for sand blasting. Resorted to hand sanding and wire brushing. Luckily there were no rust through areas in the outer panels.

Doors were in need of paint. When they were factory sprayed they missed a lot of places and many of the seams were never caulked.