RB26 S13 – Interior Prep

I’ve been doing a heap of interior cleanup to my S13 over the past few weeks, trying to get everything back to bare metal. I had 50 million bars of roll cage to clean and still have to do a lot of the floor pan. It’s looking much better than before though!

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If you hadn’t seen what the cage was like previously, consider yourself lucky. The place that did the cage in this car left it sitting in the rain for a week with no sunroof or windows, so as you can imagine I wasn’t too happy and the inside wasn’t too healthy. Every bar had surface rust and so did some parts of the cabin. I’m suprised I didn’t burn down the place.

But, after a long time of putting it off, I finally started the clean up a couple months back. I have only just gotten towards the end of it now. I had to go over all 17 bars of the cage and hit them with the wire brush treatment until they were all back to bare metal.

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Many longs nights later and I was getting through it slowly. I ended up going through about 5 wire brush wheels, luckily they aren’t that expensive to buy, but they are painful as hell if they get in your pants/shirt/hair. I’m still finding little metal bits in my clothes and shoes every day. They are so damn painful and are the hardest things to get out. Note to self, wear a full body suit next time.

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Each night I spent about 3 hours and would do about 3 complete bars. The floorplan wasn’t as hard to get to but it had paint on it so it took slightly longer to go back to bare metal.

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There are a few more spots I still want to clean, but for now I think it’s good to prep for paint after the tube front is finished. Just have to pull out a couple windows, cut out some bits and then I’ll be talking to a friend about getting some primer inside!

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Really glad I don’t have to look at the disgusting surface rust anymore and I’m glad it’s one step closer to having some colour inside.

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