It's A Good Thing KITT Is Going To Last Forever Because I Am NEVER Doing This Again

posted Dec 6, 2012, 8:13 PM by Jonathan Imberi
Well maybe not forever, but at least as long as I am able to drive him... that's why I am going through all this work to coat everything with POR-15.

I spent the day removing the undercoating from the passenger side rear wheel well. There were many points during the day when I considered just lighting it on fire and calling it good.

I ended up using Zip-Strip as I did on the driver's side wheel well. The only difference was I had not experimented with three different removal methods before trying Zip-Strip on this wheel well. Needless to say the undercoating on this side was much thicker when I started.

Below is the passenger side wheel well (with undercoating removed) waiting to be cleaned with Marine Clean. I took this picture at 5:00 PM.


Below is the driver's side wheel well (with undercoating removed) waiting to be cleaned with Marine Clean.


In preparation for the Marine Clean I taped off the hole in the fender for the gas cap with a plastic bag and duct tape.


I did the same thing for the fuel filler neck hole. I taped this from underneath the car.


I taped up a tarp under the driver's side rear wheel well. If it looks like there is not enough tarp there to catch the water, that is because there is not. I ended up with water all over the floor. Now I understand why the price on the 4x6 tarps was so good.


I did the same thing for the passenger side rear wheel well. The tarp looks a little better doesn't it? It was, until the duct tape let loose.


This is the driver's side rear wheel well after I cleaned it with Marine Clean.


This is the passenger side rear wheel well after I cleaned it with Marine Clean. (See I told you, no tarp.)


The last thing I did tonight was apply the Prep and Ready to both wheel wells. This is the driver side rear wheel well after I rinsed the Prep and Ready off at 10:00 PM. The water you see on the floor in this picture is what was left after I pushed the majority of it outside.