Finished the major cleaning on the floor this weekend and started to look at what needs to be done on the wheel wells. I spent some time on the lower inside quarter panel only to determine it was mostly undercoating which I will tackle this week.
Decided to begin with the Dremel Multi-Max. I switched from the rigid to flexible scrapers – starting with the flexible and moving to the rigid where needed.
A before shot of a section of the drivers side wheel well:
After experimenting with the Dremel:
After shot of the other side:
This next weeks focus will be the wheel wells and inside lower quarters. Then on to the wax and grease remover before finally stripping.
Did some more cleaning of the drivers side floor and other side of the transmission tunnel after rotating the rotisserie to the opposite side. Drivers rear seat before:
Other side of the transmission tunnel:
Looking towards back of car:
Looking towards front:
Tomorrow will be cleaning the remaining trunk area.
Did some more cleaning yesterday and today.
Front drivers floor around patched area:
Mid-floor and braces:
Hope to be done with the major scrubbing this weekend.
Spent a little time in the garage tonight. Focused on the back portion of the transmission tunnel. Before:
Made some progress. The passenger side is almost complete. Working on the trunk area then the wheel well which has undercoating on it. Then on to the other side.
Had a few pieces to remove that were getting in the way:
Braces – before:
Needed to go back over the firewall bracket and rocker edges:
Rear frame rail and trunk:
Will go over the trunk area one more time, then focus on the other side. Then will go over one more time with some wax & grease remover on paper towels before stripping it down to bare metal.
Purchased a set of one year only 73 seat belts:
Also located someone that repairs the female ends to make them stronger as they have been known to crack and break – the 4 female ends will be replaced with parts like what is shown below:
The plastic piece shown above is known to break under the constant pressure of the spring used for the button.