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 Posted: 11-19-2013 08:16 pm
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Joined: 09-10-2012
Location: Little Chute, Wisconsin USA
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Here's a dumb question.  What do you do with the back side of body panels when restoring?

Situation: As part of this winter's restore, Ms. Jenavieve's fenders will be coming off to be replaced with the much better ones I removed from my parts car.  The "new" fenders appear to still have the factory paint on them.  I will be starting to prep them in the next couple weeks for the transplant, and it occurred to me that I had no idea what the "proper" way was to paint the back side (the side you can't see).  The idea is to have them completely stripped, prepped, and primed before mounting them, so obviously I have to do something with the back side before they get mounted.

What's the usual procedure?  Complete paint with body color?  Just prime the backside good and leave it?  Spray some sort of weatherproofing on them?  Obviously I don't really care what the backside looks like, but it needs to have something to protect the metal.