May 21, 2013 update to the Austin Mini Cooper S project car

Priming the Whole Car

Instead of a rusty, dirty mess, we had an essentially new-looking unibody. We just had to cut out and replace some of the rusty pieces.

With the car stripped, media blasted and coated with a solution that would neutralize the baking soda, it was time to get our little Mini shell primed before any of the rust returns.

We went directly to The Body Werks, where Tom Prescott, our trusted painter for the last 30 years, carefully prepped and primed the car–inside and out–with PPG DP40 epoxy primer. We’ve had excellent luck with his rust-inhibiting primer and always use it as a first step when refinishing one of our project cars.

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