Re: First Build (Western Flyer)
You can wire wheel it around the rough rusty areas. I often use a long strip of 60 grit sanding belt to sand in the confined areas. Leaving the old paint is ok if sound. You will have to feather(blend) the paint into the open metal areas. These then should be primed and sanded with a finer grit until the worked area(scratches) are filled. Properly done, you will never know it was worked. Sand the entire thing with a fine grit like 320. Wet sanding is preferred. If badly rusted in areas you might consider a rust neutralizer treatment first.