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Dave Witthoeft
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Posts: 1973
From: IL.
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-04-2002 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys, these covers come natural repo'd. should I paint them silver or black? Do I use seam sealer along with the screws? Or something else? Thanks.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 01-04-2002 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, You probably should paint them a silver to replicate the galvanized finish that they had when new. They are different in 68 than before, and I need a couple of originals. If you do go with a silver, make sure to use a good primer under the silver.

Concerning what is correct, etc. Jim Smart has an interesting take on car show judging and I have to agree with him on much of what he says. What is original and what isnt. The latest M&Fords just came yesterday.

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Dave Witthoeft
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Posts: 1973
From: IL.
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-04-2002 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mellow. Now that I'm at home and looking at them, They look galvanised. Won't they still rust?

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-04-2002 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they're original and lasted this long, it would no doubt be safe to let them be.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-04-2002 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every part that passes through my hands gets treated to metal cleaner and metal conditioner before it's primed and painted. Even galvanized parts. {I guess that's why it's taking me so long... }

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-04-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and yes, I'd use seam sealer along with the screws.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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Dave Witthoeft
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Posts: 1973
From: IL.
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-04-2002 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve.

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Dave Witthoeft
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Posts: 1973
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posted 01-04-2002 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you guys use for metal cleaner and conditioner?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-04-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use PPG DX-579 metal cleaner and DX-520 metal conditioner.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-04-2002 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
What do you guys use for metal cleaner and conditioner?

I use my wife , She say`s that she can do it right and I can,t. She does the cleaning I watch hunting and fishing on the idiot box when she is cleaning. I,m not as stupid as I look .

JOHN

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