THE BODY GOT MEDIA BLASTED!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
|Originally we were going to roll it onto the trailer, but with the help of 1 other guy we loaded it on flat.|
|That's Karl my sand blaster. Great guy, down to earth, spent more time chatting with him than doing actual work!|
|Went to see the progress at about half way. He used glass media.|
|Driver's A pillar, I knew about this.|
|This was a bit of a surprise, the driver's side rear quarter. Should be easy to weld in some flat pieces, nothing too complicated. Famous last words!|
|This is the spare tire well, I also knew about this. Still need to source the part to replace it though...|
|Pin hole rear apron. The other side of this also needs work. Still need to source this part.|
|I broke the bolt off the passenger side rear quarter and knew about this damage.|
|Passenger A pillar, have the replacement.|
Back from the blaster, all naked!
I found some friends in the desert cherry tree in my front yard. They left their mark on the side walk so I looked up. With safety goggles of course!
Because we used partial walnut shells on some of the body (in order to prevent warping) I found a product called Hold Tight 102 that washes the metal after to remove any oils from it. It also serves a rust inhibitor. It was quite interesting because you actual add it to water and wash the car. Strange to put water on fresh, clean steel!
Then I rolled it into the booth and put up the other sides.
Tomorrow I will use wax and grease remover to remove any final dust, lint, oils, etc from the body to have a perfectly clean surface. Then I'll use a tack rag to get any last remaining pieces.
Finally, I will load up my gun and shoot some epoxy primer to protect the metal from the elements.
I am going to look at finances, but if I'm able I'm going to try and do the remaining pieces as well so that I can paint them all while the booth is up.