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glenn-tc88 Offline
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#1
Tried painting it every way possible. cannot keep paint on it. do i just get it powder coated?
Glenn Dembowski
2003 Mercury Marauder Black
1988 Thunderbird TC Sandalwood 5sp
1974 Harley Davidson FLH
1998 Chevrolet K1500
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Did you rough it up with 400 grit sandpaper and use primer before painting? Use high quality primer and paint? I repainted mine 20 years / 100K miles ago and it still looks as good as when I first painted it.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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glenn-tc88 Offline
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yep tried etch primer, phosphate primer, primer, and no primer. will give it one more shot before powder coating it. it does sit long stretches on a deltran charger.
Glenn Dembowski
2003 Mercury Marauder Black
1988 Thunderbird TC Sandalwood 5sp
1974 Harley Davidson FLH
1998 Chevrolet K1500
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
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(06-27-2020, 04:56 PM)glenn-tc88 Wrote: yep tried etch primer, phosphate primer, primer, and no primer. will give it one more shot before powder coating it. it does sit long stretches on a deltran charger.

I also painted mine satin black some years ago, no issues like yours.

I do “dress” it with Car Guys Plastic Restorer after washing the car and whilst I am treating the other black trim parts—windshield and rear window trim, rubber around windows, door handles, rubber/plastic “Turbo Coupe” black trim belt stripes on doors/fenders—and it helps the finish hold up, all over.

The Plastic Restorer is not just for plastic. I use it on the interior trim and anywhere that needs UV protection.

No I am not in any way affiliated with that business. Just a good tip.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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