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Old 07-06-2006, 07:41 AM
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Bodywork - What steps to take......

I am building a Car and i am starting on the bodywork.
the overall bodywork isent to bad only has the odd bits of rust here and there (under the paint).
I have found someone who will come and Sand blast the full car for me and then i need to seal the car as soon as poss ready for the repairs on the bodywork.
So what steps to i do?

1. Sand Blast
2. Clean/panel wipe
3 . Etch Primer the full car? (i have read somthing about epoxy primer?)

after this the car is sealed and ready for the repairs?

i dont want to spend loads of money on the car and rust eat it from the inside out


any advice welcome


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Old 07-06-2006, 12:08 PM
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Do not sand blast body panels. It will warp them.
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I will not get into the debate on the sandblasting. After the car is stripped, you should spray it with epoxy primer. The repairs can be done after that, and the epoxy should protect the thing from rust damage, while you work on it. Body filler, and 2K primers can be applied on top of the epoxy primer.

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I agree with adtkart.

The only thing I will add is if possible have the car media blasted rather than sand blasted. The newer the car the easier it is to warp panels with sand since the metal is thinner.

Good luck.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:47 PM
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Centerline... You are right of course. I just didn't want to start another one of those long winded sandblasting/no sandblasting debates.

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