Two factors come into play whenever an automobile restoration takes place: patience and luck. All multiple-car builders can attest that some cars seem like they almost want to be resurrected while other cars fight you every step of the way, making the resto truly a chore from start to finish. Our “Project FearleSS” has been more on the fun side, with most of our tasks flowing smoothly. Once we sandblasted the car, the exposed metal showed us just how clean the body really was.
The minor metalwork was added with ease, allowing the crew at House of Pain to work their magic. The bare metal was coated with metal conditioner and sealed with Axalta etching primer, which was used to protect the metal. Luis and Jesus then used the sealing high-build primers to seal the bodywork and give the car a final block. This is a long and tedious process, and one that needs to be done right, otherwise the end results will reflect poor workmanship.
In this issue, we look at the transformation of Project FearleSS, as it comes to life after nine weeks of bodywork from the crew at House of Pain. Now, you can see how the results of their work turned out after our car was serviced in the Axalta tech center.
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