The exterior body shell of the Jag was going down to bare metal before the body work, blocking an painting. Some of it would have to be mechanically and chemically stripped in the shop and complex pieces such as the nose section would go to be media blasted with ground walnut shells. The stripping went pretty quickly and soon I had a silver metal Jag! Once stripped to bare metal it was clear the car was pretty much in pristine shape – a small ding in the nose and a very small one in the tail, no major accident damage and not the tiniest hint of rust. Great.
I was happy about the way things were going – but realized that to fix the small dents, fully block the car, and the spray and color sand it was going to take some time!
After the nose was completely repaired it was put back on the body and the careful work of priming and then blocking the car began.