Re: media blasting or a waste of money?
I know for me, the biggest thing about taking it to the blaster is the hassle of taking it to the blaster. If it all possible, that is the route that I would take. Most of my car was in repairable condition, but I wish that I had gone that route initially. I sanded mine, and then came back with naval jelly and steel wool on the panels to remove any surface rust. I am still going to blast mine in all of the confined spaces, fire wall, floor pan, etc. Blasting is the only efficient way in my opinion to get clean metal. The flat stuff can be cleaned up really well with the naval jelly/ steel wool, but seams terrify me because the acid will keep eating away at it if you don't get it out. The trouble in my opinion is finding someone who you trust not to destroy the flat panels in the process.