Behold my first foray into (sort of) body work!
The biggest challenge for me and the BRAT is definitely going to be rust especially since I am in the northern Midwest.
Ultimately, I'm going to repaint her entirely, but until I have the time/resources to do so I'm going to be doing some aggressive 'spot cleaning' of whatever rust shows up.
Tools I used:
- orbital sander with 150 grit paper
- 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper
- masking tape and newspaper
- spray paint primer (rustoleum)
- colored spray paint (rustoleum)
The first project I have undertaken is to simply sand out any and all rust bubbles I could find and put on a new layer of paint.
Here are some examples of the spots/bare metal that needed fixing:
This is my first time ever doing this, so I sort of just threw myself into it and hoped for the best. All things considering, it turned out pretty decent for a first try, minus the HORRENDOUS color, which I do plan on redoing at some point in the near future.
I swear the color looked so different when I tested it at the store... but the most important goal was achieved: RUST ABATED
(for now) =P.
If anyone has any ideas or tips for me on sanding and painting and bondo work, I'd love to hear!
Edited by belacane, 08 October 2012 - 11:28 PM.