Does anyone have any suggestions for stripping the undercoating from the bottom of my 69 Camaro
So far I have started by Dropping the tank, to start the task of stripping all the undercoating from the bottom of the car.
Here our fabulous hand model demonstrates proper blocking methods. Check out how thick the undercoating is on the tank.
Here is the tank post extraction. It is very clean and rust free on top. It looks like no moisture made its way between the trunk floor and the top of the tank.
After removing the tank I was quite pleased to see such pristine metal lurking beneath. It looks like the metal under the tank was painted silver, but I think it is the dry overspray of the white body colour.
Hopefully once I remove the undercoating the metal will be as nice as under the tank. Factory spot welds are interesting. Not very many at all. I was expecting more spot welds.
The undercoating appears to have been really globbed on pretty thick. I wonder what they used for product and what kind of application was used. Its very messy, but so far it appears to work very well.
Overall I was surprised at how quickly the tank can be removed. Only 2 nuts and 1 wire to remove. I have a new quanta tank, but I may see how the undercoating comes off of the original first. Perhaps I will use the original tank and sell the Quanta tank.
Thanks to our fabulous hand model for lending a helping hand.
Here is what I am up against.