Down to the Metal
Last Saturday I visited Cal Blast in Upland to see the stripped carcass before they apply the epoxy primer coat. That’s Steve (the owner) in the pictures below. I was very impressed with the quality of the work, and the obvious care and attention to detail. During blasting, the baking soda is directed at the body of the car at varying pressures depending on how much of the surface coating is to be removed. From the pictures, you can see the factory pink seam sealer has been left on the car. The beautiful thing about soda blasting is that the metal is left untouched. Even the sandpaper scratches on the fenders from previous bodywork were clearly revealed as the surface paint was blasted away. After the baking soda, Steve blasted the few rusted areas with a separate black powder called Sure Shot, which will not strip paint, but has a positive effect on any rusted body metal. I pick up the primer-coated shell next Saturday, and then take it for final bodywork.