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Trans Am Information => Trans Am Tech => Paint and Body => Topic started by: banditt5 on September 17, 2021, 11:19:48 AM

Title: Sandblasting issue
Post by: banditt5 on September 17, 2021, 11:19:48 AM
Just got my inner fender back for my 79 T/A from being sandblasted. I was expecting it to be bare metal, however, its covered in a very rough sandpaper like texture. Not sure if it can be seen in the image. Should I sand it down? Did they put some type of protective coating on it? Was expecting to put Eastwoods pre paint cleaner on it and use a self etching primer before painting. I'm not sure what to do with this.
Title: Re: Sandblasting issue
Post by: eviledolean on September 17, 2021, 12:19:25 PM
Looks to me like they sprayed a primer on it?    I would just give them a call to fid out for Shure.
Title: Re: Sandblasting issue
Post by: Aus78Formula on September 18, 2021, 03:32:45 AM
Pic too small to tell, it'd soon be covered in rusty fingerprints otherwise. And yes, sandblasting will leave somewhat of a rough surface and ideal for a good base primer to bite into. But can't tell if it has anything or not, easy to ask them. You'll be needing to clean it anyway, never know who's greasy hands have been on it prior to paint.