Metal finishing the right hand front fender was our first choice when restoring the truck, since the fenders are going to stay stock, non-custom this was an easy choice.
We went through the standard procedure of media blast, then scraping the remaining filler off. We repaired all tears, splits, and the perimeter, followed by metal finishing to completion as shown in the photos.
Chevy fenders before restoration
Fender after media blasting.
This section is heavily clad with body filler also known as ‘bondo.’
Evidence of cracking was apparent when the truck was in paint, even more so now after media blasting.
Scraping to remove the bondo.
A close up of the damaged area.
Surface of the moon?!
Metal finishing process
The metal finishing process begins.
Taking down the ‘highs’ and picking up the ‘lows.’
Hand filing in process.
Ready for final clean after filing stage is complete.
Lower rear section of the fender shown here was done as a second part of this restoration.