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sigtauenus
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posted 10-23-2005 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Man, this is slow going. BUT, the part that's done sure is nice to look at...

sigtauenus
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posted 10-23-2005 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I should add, spoke with the neighbor who works at a body shop, and he mentioned they've been having problems with the company they farm out the sandblasting to. Apparently they've been getting cars back where you can see the frame of the hood, trunklid, roof, etc, from the outside because of too much pressure...

I'm glad I decided to do chemical strip on the outside body panels. Once that is done, I'll media blast the firewall, underside, floors and trunk, etc, and then the REAL fun begins.

mellowyellow
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posted 10-23-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Cool. Before you do the media gig, beg, borrow, rent, a high pressure washer. I did that on the 66 and it made life pretty easy. You'll use less media. How many coats are on that beauty?

68 Coop
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posted 10-23-2005 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Sam, how are you preventing the bare metal from rusting???

mustangboy
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posted 10-24-2005 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
Sam, how are you preventing the bare metal from rusting???


I was wondering the same thing myself.The bodyshop that did my cars did one panel at a time so they could quickly get primer on the bare metal.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-24-2005 05:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson        Reply w/Quote
Looking good Sam! Yes, it's lots of work, but you don't have to worry about warping panels or blowing holes into any metal parts.

Dave & Terri

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sigtauenus
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posted 10-24-2005 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
Sam, how are you preventing the bare metal from rusting???

Actually hadn't thought that far ahead. I've used Ospho with good results in the past, but I figured with a dehumidifier in the garage I have a few weeks before I have to worry about any rust.

Pete, three coats. Original Gulfstream Aqua, an epoxy primer and the dark blue. I guess four if you count the original primer.

ddenton749
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posted 10-24-2005 10:50 AM              Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
Sam, how are you preventing the bare metal from rusting???

I sandblasted my 73 vert back in July and I didn't prime or paint right away. (I live in the NE) Sitting in the garage it just didn't rust. As long as you leave it inside you'll have plenty of time.

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craigber
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posted 10-24-2005 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for craigber        Reply w/Quote
i ferl your pain but it will be worth it....just finished my son's 1977 Cobra II.....aviation stripper, heat gun and sandblast....2 months and i painted it in my driveway...think of it as a great excuse to drink a few beer!
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a345/craigber/cobra3.jpg

Fastymz
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posted 10-24-2005 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Sam, nice work thats something I should have done.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-24-2005 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I can relate.

I am using PPG DX520 conditioner and DX579 metal treatment to ward off rust after stripping.

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sigtauenus
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posted 10-24-2005 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I can relate.

Yes. yes, you can. Looking good there Steve. What's the project car in the background?

I got hit about 10 years ago and the person at fault paid for that new driver quarter to be installed. I never realized it for it was perfectly straight when I got it back, but there was a skim layer of bondo from the top of the quarter down to the wheel-lip. You can see the seem where they welded in the new skin about an inch down from the top, any takers on why they would have put a skim layer of bondo over almost the entire quarter? I don't know whether to be perturbed at all that bondo on it or impressed that they had it looking so damn smooth when they were done. You can see down the quarter on my page here... http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/Sig.html I'm actually more scared now that I won't be able to repeat it on my own (the straight finish on that quarter), as my intention was to put as little bondo as possible on the car.

Got about 4 more hours in today and still have the lower rear quarter to go. I work a small area at a time. If I try to get too ambitious and put stripper over a larger area, it dries up on me before I can get to it all. I'm half tempted to just take a week or two of leave to work on it. Not sure who I got that idea from. Definitely need to get it stripped before the baby comes or it'll look the same for another year!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-24-2005 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:
What's the project car in the background?

That's my Sprint, patiently waiting it's turn.

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fordfan
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posted 10-24-2005 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan        Reply w/Quote
Are you sure thats not an Epoxy primer on the repaired corner?..

My mustang has epoxy primer on it. I have a pair of headers that got abit of overspray on them; they also had the factory paint and rusted areas.

I had them tank stripped and they came back bare metal... except for the tan epoxy primer overspray. That stuff is tough.

It is a PPG brand primer they no longer make.

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68 Coop
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posted 10-24-2005 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Sam, and you too Steve. I am really surprised they're isn't more rust on both the cars, since you guys see snow AND salt from the ocean.

bob6364
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posted 10-24-2005 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
That skim coat of bondo is what made it all pretty.I know atleast 3 guys in my area that do show car quality paint jobs and in all 3 cases your car will roll out of their shop with a skim coat over 90-100% of the body.they will make your car look better then it did from the factory.

sigtauenus
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posted 10-25-2005 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bob6364:
That skim coat of bondo is what made it all pretty.I know atleast 3 guys in my area that do show car quality paint jobs and in all 3 cases your car will roll out of their shop with a skim coat over 90-100% of the body.they will make your car look better then it did from the factory.

Seems like it would take a LOT of work to sand that much bondo smooth though. too much pressure here or there and you've got waves all the way down.

Any idea how they control the application and sanding to make it so smooth? I don't mean smooth as in sanded smooth, but as in no waves. I mean, my quarter was perfectly straight before I stripped it.

lonewolf
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posted 10-25-2005 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Hey Guys,

If you are going to epoxy primer the bare metal, check out this stuff:

http://www.picklex20.com/

I have used it before to store bare metal with pretty good success. If you are planning to etch prime, don't use it. Etching primer reacts negatively with it.

Cheers,

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bonfire
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posted 10-25-2005 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonfire        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Cool. Before you do the media gig, beg, borrow, rent, a high pressure washer. I did that on the 66 and it made life pretty easy. You'll use less media. How many coats are on that beauty?

Are you implying to use a high pressure washer instead of a pressurized media blaster. I'm interested in details.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-25-2005 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
Thanks Sam, and you too Steve. I am really surprised they're isn't more rust on both the cars, since you guys see snow AND salt from the ocean.

My car spent all it's life in California until I bought it in 2001.

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bob6364
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posted 10-25-2005 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:
Seems like it would take a LOT of work to sand that much bondo smooth though. too much pressure here or there and you've got waves all the way down.

Any idea how they control the application and sanding to make it so smooth? I don't mean smooth as in sanded smooth, but as in no waves. I mean, my quarter was perfectly straight before I stripped it.



Thats why show quality paint jobs are so expensive,lots of work.You said it yourself it was perfect before you stripped it They skim coat EVERYthing.

Dobermanalley
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posted 10-26-2005 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dobermanalley        Reply w/Quote
Your cars look like mine. Try PPG DP40 for primer. That stuff is great. Just be ready to clean your gun when done spraying as it sticks to the metal in your gun as good as it sticks to your car!

68 Coop
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posted 10-26-2005 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
My car spent all it's life in California until I bought it in 2001.


Thanks Steve, I guess I am wrong, but I thought salt from the ocean had the same effect on a vehicle as driving in it.

mellowyellow
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posted 10-26-2005 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bonfire:
Are you implying to use a high pressure washer instead of a pressurized media blaster. I'm interested in details.


No, not instead. Rather, as a prelude. In doing a full resto like Sam is doing, it is good to get the bottome clean also. A guy loaned me a big Honda pressure washer and it blew some of a repaint off what little remained of the sheetmeta-replaced it all. That thing was so powerful it took two hands to hold on to the hose. The undercarriage was spotless upon finishing. Some rust there but all crud was gone. Used it inside to blow off the factory sealer. made the job a cleaner task. On some cars with sh*tty repaints, a high pressure washer will blast some of it off. For a full resto would surely do it before painting.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-26-2005 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
Thanks Steve, I guess I am wrong, but I thought salt from the ocean had the same effect on a vehicle as driving in it.


Nothing is as bad as driving in it. For comparison, in 1979 I got rid of a '70 Mustang sportsroof I owned because it was too rusted.

I only found one rust hole on my Mach, a hole the size of a quarter on my tail light panel.

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sigtauenus
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posted 10-26-2005 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I changed a clutch on a 65 for a guy when I lived in CA, I swear I've never seen such nice floors as when I was under that car. And they were untouched original too!

sigtauenus
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posted 10-26-2005 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Pete, and anybody else who have seen the new 67 fastback full quarters for sale, are the countour lines the same for 67 and early 68? Obviously not the fake scoops, but if I scabbed in the 68 scoop area, would the contour lines around it match up?

Interesting read...
http://www.impressionsbynightmyst.com//chris4.html

mellowyellow
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posted 10-27-2005 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
I would think so. As a thought, to put your mind at ease, make a paper template of the character line on your 68 and check it against a 67 in your area. There must be a couple you could compare. Caught that thread before and it is nice work!! Notice how they kept a thin strip of the original 1/4 to get ACCURATE fitment with the door, before removing it.

sigtauenus
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posted 10-27-2005 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
I Notice how they kept a thin strip of the original 1/4 to get ACCURATE fitment with the door, before removing it.

I did notice but didn't realize why. Wow, what a great technique...I wouldn't have thought of that.

I'll have to remember to bolt the new pass side door up before I start cutting.

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