With the body primed and the doors, bonnet and boot on I then paint the inside of the floor, the underneath and the wheel arches with an under body tar. If these areas are rusty I first treat them with POR15 Metal Ready and then POR 15 Rust Preventive Coating.
Remember the holes you drilled into hidden areas earlier ?. You should spray Fish Oil or one of the more modern Wax coatings into these holes to protect the metal inside. This can be done before or after putting on the top coats. I do this last and as added protection I also spray inside the doors, bonnet and boot lids just to cover any area I may have missed earlier.
If you do not have spray equipment the pressure pack fish oil is quite convenient. Fill any exposed access holes with plastic or rubber plugs to keep water out in the future. Fish oil guns are available that have alternative nozzles and one of these sprays out side ways. This is great for protecting the inside of the side sills and other box sections.
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Written by Phil. Storr, last updated 8th September 2000