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PROPER Metal Prep

The most important part of any bodywork project is prepping the metal properly. It is the foundation that everything is built from, and it needs to be done extremely well for the paint job to last. There is no ‘good enough’. The methods explained in this article are achievable in your home garage, so don’t be put off by the images, as they are a reference to explain the process. I work in a panel and paint shop, and this is what we do every day, but you can do it as well — at home, in the garage, or in the driveway — as long as there is a dry area in which to store the car in between stages.

STEP 1

This body

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