Did some final sandblasting. DA'd the exterior. Acetone wipe down. Wax and grease remover wipe down. Tack cloth. After all the cleaning, there is a spot on the top of the fender! It doesn't show in the photo, but it's there. Might be some residual stripper. May have come through the air hose, although I have a filter at the gun inlet. It will have to be spot patched before skim coating. But for now, it is sealed against rust and the base is there for smoothing. I am hoping that getting it prepped for primer was the hard part. That's my hope anyway, as getting the inside clean was a bear.
I also ran out of paint previously when I painted the hinges. I scuffed them up and gave them two more coats of primer.
Nice day and the wife did not have the pool or the pond ready to take down. So, time to work on the car!
Aircraft stripper took the exterior paint right off the left fender. After a little DA work and some hammer and dolly, ready to prime. The only way to clean the inside is the slow way. Polycarbide wheel on an angle grinder, DA, wire wheel, and sandblaster. Almost got the right one ready for paint. Need some sandblaster supplies to make the final touches. Did figure the correct way to hang it. Primer should go on Sunday afternoon.
Did not have the time to clean the inside of the right fender. Did strip the outside. A light coat of WD-40 assures little or no surface rust if this baby has to wait til spring.
I had about 8 oz. sprayable left Saturday. 72 hour pot life. Hate to waste it. So, the radiator support was prepped along with the spacers for the horn baffles and the hood hinges. The photos of the hinges are so I will know how to put them back together after the primer. I will unbolt the brackets and hang them separate before shooting.
The rear fenders were a little difficult to reach the way they were hanging. I will feel a little better shooting the bottom front of the mounting flange as there are some thin spots.
Prepped the rear fenders. None of this stuff has cleaned up as quickly as I expected. The fenders did not change that. Hours working on stuff that no one will see resulted in two fenders ready to prime.
Rear fenders, doors, hinges, and front fender braces are now in primer.