Left Front Fender Mount Body Rust Continued
The photographs below show the access hole in the inner panel to allow running the undercoat sprayer completely through the rocker panel to spray Eastman Heavy-Duty Anti Rust inside of the rocker panel. Once the Eastman Heavy-Duty Anti Rust was inside of the rocker panel I covered the hole with aluminum furnace tape. Eastman Heavy-Duty Anti Rust is quite flammable, so be sure you do not have any in the areas where you might expect flame or welding sparks to reach. I had a few flames, but nothing I could not manage. If you put enough Eastman heavy-Duty Anti Rust inside of a space it may drip out the bottom. Be sure you have newspaper available to catch the drips.
Once the new metal was welded into place I coated the area with POR Metal Patch. This is a strong metal filler that is also a rust killing coating. After the Metal Patch was applied I cleaned the inner fender with a wire brush on my angle grinder and covered everything with POR-15. Make certain you are wearing rubber or silicon gloves when working with POR products. I used them for the Metal Patch application, but did not wear them during the paint application. This stuff is very hard to get off once you are wearing it.
The power antenna shown in these pictures was removed and relocated to the left rear fender after the new fender was installed. The new fender had the antenna hole filled and I liked the look of a clean front fender. The rear mount also provided me with a very easy way to brace the antenna motor so it does not move at all when the car is bouncing down the road.
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