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Registered: Oct 2001

posted 12-25-2001 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67aquamustang   Click Here to Email 67aquamustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any recommendations out there for removing undercoating. I started chipping (literally chipping with a hammer and chisel) away at the stuff and found some spots where rust was forming under the undercoating, so I would like to remove it, and get a coat of POR15 on the rusty areas. The undercoating appears to have done a decent job at preventing rust though given the 34 years it's been there. Was considering reapplying new undercoating after getting the old stuff off and solving the rust issue. Any suggestions! Thanks!!

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posted 12-25-2001 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use a torch and a scraper to get it off, works well, Eastwood also has a undercoating removal kit for sale.

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posted 12-26-2001 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EXTREMELY generous amounts of paint stripper works, but when the undercoat gets really thin, you have to wipe it off when soft with a rag, then let it dry and sand.

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posted 12-26-2001 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No question that undercoating CAN help to prevent rust, proividing moisture doesn't get underneath as rust can travel laterally.

My 68 had undercoating and the previous owner removed it all with scraper and propane torch. He then used the most coarse steel wool in vise grips, after he sprayed mineral spirits on the surface with a 409 type spray. He then sanded the bottom, primed and painted it with 7777 Rustoleum satin black. That was 11 years ago and it still looks good.

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posted 12-26-2001 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fstbck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I removed all of my undercoating by two methods. One, was the torch/scraper method. And the other, was the big screwdriver/lots of elbow grease method. Of the two, the torch method was easier but, chipping it off with the big screwdriver got it all off better.

Alan 66 Fastback

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posted 12-26-2001 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What really works well for the heavy stuff is an air chisel set on low {~20 psi} air pressure. Then wipe the remainder off with paint stripper or mineral spirits.


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posted 12-27-2001 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bazooka67gt   Click Here to Email bazooka67gt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remove undercoating using heat and elbowgrease. Clean and repair under car then paint with Eastwood chassie black. Do not re undercoat; I would not buy a classic car that was undercoated it is used to hide to much stuff. The paint lets you and others see what a nice job you did. Joe

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posted 12-27-2001 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember years ago, paying a company, Ziebart, to spray all that gooey crap on a car to make it last.


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posted 12-28-2001 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember looking at a car in the bone yard that had Ziebart plugs all over where they stuck in the wand-like a reverse liposuction!! Large rust areas, 5" away, a Ziebart plug!!!!!

I bought a 67 cv that had Northern roots. It had solid floors and shot inner rockers. The undercoat saved the floors. Still don't like it, though.

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