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msouza2 Mark Souza
Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA
Had the body bead blasted. Came out better than i hoped. Body is in better shape than i thiught. Has been the longets project i have done so far. Almost ready for paint.

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bobs77vet bob K.
northern Va, Va, USA   USA
very nice.

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billjamesSTJames Bill James
Southport, NC, USA   USA
Get some Epoxy Primer on the body ASAP! Or will will be rusting in only a few days

Bill

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dipstick Kenny Snyder
La Center, Washington, USA   USA
1941 Ford N-Series
1958 MG MGA 1500 Coupe "Rosie"
1970 MG MGB GT "Pat's GT"
1971 MG MGB "Gifted To Me"    & more
Be convinced that all of the bead blasting grit has been removed from the seams and the nut threads. The grit has a way of creeping out during paint spraying.



Be safe out there.
Kenny

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RJBrown Randy Brown
Queen Creek, Arizona, USA   USA
Now is when seam sealer should be applied.
Anywhere that has layers of sheet metal should have seam sealer.
Most visible place for it is inside the trunk.
Look at your modern cars. Lack of seam sealer is a sign of poor quality bodywork.

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bobs77vet bob K.
northern Va, Va, USA   USA
the east wood seam sealer is really good stuff

bisslre Ron Bissland
Kenosha, WI, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The Little Car"
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
X2 on Eastwood

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Grubeguy Grube Guy
Washington, DC, USA   USA
Looking good! IMHO, this is where the fun truly begins.

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Richas Silver Member Rich S
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
Please keep us posted on how it goes, I am approaching the bodywork phase as well...

Rich

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tomstorey Tom Storey M
Chardon, OH, USA   USA
sane here..also..what did the blaster charge you for his work?

thanks

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joerberg Silver Member Joe A
Hoosick Falls, New York, USA   USA
That's a very clean starting point. Do yourself a favor and get a dolly built to set the body on. You'll appreciate working at a more comfortable height and you can roll it outside for sanding keeping the garage a lot cleaner. Do it quickly though because as Bill said, you need to get primer/sealer on it pronto. Keep us posted.

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
In reply to # 3553841 by billjamesSTJames Get some Epoxy Primer on the body ASAP! Or will will be rusting in only a few days

Bill

2X and even faster if you live close to the sea.


your lucky with the blaster they didn't warp the he-l out of sheet metal. I took a fender to American Stripper in Norflok. Never again. Now I take my parts up to Toledo where it is chemically stripped. Plus there's a chemical applied that stops rust for a few months. (as long as you don't handle it with bare hands.)


John

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