I just picked up a hood for my 66 Galaxie. It was stripped down to metal and than sat in a barn with some weather exposure. Has surface rust. What is the best and safest way to remove the rust and prep for paint to prevent rust from returning?
Either sand or blast down to the bare metal and then epoxy prime it. Be sure all rust is off whatever you do. Soda blasting can come back and bite you in the butt if all the soda is not removed. I would just DA with 80 untill metal is shiney and then smooth over with 150 and use the two part epoxy primer. I am not a body/paint guy but have read alot. The epoxy will keep it from rusting again even out in the weather but will fade in the sunshine.