Mark Erbesfield wrote:
I agree that sand blasting is a huge mess and something I
Edit, David, I was posting while you were posting. I know of the caulk you speak of, I have already removed it. Have not seen the rubber yet. I have blasted two cars before and there truly is no way to keep out the grit. This car is not completely disassembled and I do not want to do a rotisserie resto at this time so I am not sure what to do. I think I can deal with the outside body by hand, but the inner fenders is impossible. I could try to seal the top of the fender, but as you said that is one of the most important areas that needs the blasting. Humm what to do. Thanks again.
Mark, I'm certainly no expert but if you have cleaned the undercoating off and dug out all the old sealant in the recessed area and have only minor surface rusting and pitting, I would be temped to use sandpaper, Scotchbrite, wire brushes, etc. to scuff up the metal and then further clean it with air and lacquer thinner, etc. Then paint it with POR 15 or some similar product, which is designed to paint over this type of corrosion and will seal the surface very well and prevent further rusting. You could then cram some strip caulk back in to the small recess and then go over that with a good body seam sealer. Prime that and then undercoat and I bet the car will last much longer that you ever will.