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Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by JRANGER, Dec 30, 2016.
Got everything cleaned up. Rustoleum ubder the car and por-15 inside. Next comes seam sealer
This is coming along very well. What kit did you get from MTF? I have their S-nose, been sitting in the spare parts room for over a year lol.
I bought their full eleanor kit with 67 style hood and no side exhaust
Got the cowl all fixed and the top welded back on then cleaned out the garage and reorganized a bit
Working in the garage in this 90 degree heat sucks especially hungover but stuff must be done.
Found a spot on the core support that im gonna have to patch. Someone must not of liked that spot
Got the fender apron areas all cleaned up, painted, and bed linned
Question. From the pics it looks like you are mechanically cleaning up the metal with abrasive wheels, etc. Are you then just spraying bedliner onto the surface without other prep or primer, etc? What bedliner product are you using? You may (likely) be making things much worse. Every bedliner product I know calls for it to be applied over a prepared factory type finish or better, an epoxy primer. Before you get too far wanted to give a heads up. Done incorrectly you can be creating an environment for rapid degradation and rot of the metal!
After the wire wheel i coated it with rustoleum before top coating it with bedliner and then top coating that with more rustoleum so i shouldnt have any issue but good looking out. That would of been no fun
Rustoleum is not a great product. At all. It won't hold up regardless of how well you do prep. I've blasted to bare clean metal (metal outdoor furniture). Chemically cleaned afterward then sprayed and it still fails in multitudes of ways. Do yourself a favor and start using a real two part epoxy primer. NOTHING will adhere better or afford better protection. If you won't go epoxy at least use a quality etching primer (even out of a spray can if you must). Right products for the job make a world of difference. Anything short of a two part liner and you will find it will not be durable and likely create other issues (trapping moisture being the worst).
Do what most guys do and just cover stuff in etch or epoxy as you go and then come back and prep the whole panel/car and hit it with a final layer of epoxy before you start the body work. Doing it this way you'll have a LASTING quality base for a very long time. Not trying to rain on your parade just hoping to help you avoid misery around the corner.
Thanks for the info, ill do that
I have been using a 2 part epoxy aerosol from Eastwood. Pricey, but it sprays great and so far I haven't had any issues or complaints.
They make it in epoxy or urethane:
For the fenderwell area, I used POR 15
I will vouch for the Eastwood 2K aerosol stuff. Used it on a few pieces and it sprays well and seems to be a good product. Actually picked up a few cans yesterday (Chicago area has a local Eastwood retail store) to paint the new engine and trans. They have variety that includes high temp use as well. Still very expensive and you will likely waste some as the "pot life" is obviously short being a component mix paint. BUT...it works and is so much better than regular rattle can crap.
As long as we are talking right products for the job, I LOVE the Raptor liner I used. Unquestionable durability but not so often talked about benefit for the purpose we are discussing is it has a very "slick" surface. It cleans up very easily with just a wet rag. No doubt the underside will stay looking good for a very long time.
ive heard good things about raptor liner as well.
Patched the bad rad support area
I used raptor liner and loved the results. Don't expect it to hide anything though. Went on easy.
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Christmas in JUNE and i have more coming this week
Installing all thisnlooks like its going to be interesting....ugh lol
nice!!! love that hood
A 65 eleanor
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I'm going to quit selling junk to people I know. y'all are making me sick!
but seriously you two have done more with them than I could have! keep going!
The MTF kit looks great. I have the S-nose sitting in my spare room waiting.
For the AAW, did you get both crimpers or just one?