Wednesday, May 20, 2020

C3 Corvette Rear Wheel Well Undercoating

This project got pushed to the back burner, and it's been sitting there for about two years, so it was time for me to take care of it once and for all.

Needless to say, having the QuickJack makes this job a lot easier, but it still is a dirty one, and—in my case—I spent about four hours detailing this one wheel well.

Having said that, the end product is well worth the effort.




This time I chose to apply undercoating to the frame rail since I did not care how it looked painted. Maybe it was the type of paint but for whatever reason, it looked splotchy and it screamed "BAD DIY PAINT JOB!"

So I simply gave it a couple of coats of truck bed coating and it looks a lot better. As a matter of fact, I may apply a fresh coat of undercoating to the opposing wheel well and I may also undercoat the visible portion of the frame. Hopefully this time it won't take me two years.


If you are interested in a step-by-step chronicle, I made a video of the process. From lifting my Corvette all the way to the end. And even though I edited the footage for speed and brevity, it still is a 30-minute video but I hope you will enjoy it.


You don't need to have a QuickJack in order to do this project. I did the other side before I had one and managed just fine with a floor jack and jackstands. However, having a QuickJack makes your life so much easier and you can also use the lift for many other projects.

I hope it will give you some ideas and maybe inspiration to go out in the garage and work on your C3 Corvette.

The original article in which I covered undercoating and detailing the LH rear wheel well, with lots of detailed pictures, was published March 30, 2018. Click here to read it.

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