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Chips & rust
FoDo Offline
Junior Member
#1
I've got chipped paint and some rust starting on the body by the lower corner of the doors. The back edge of the doors, not front. How do you guys stop that? I've looked at 3 or 4 other TCs around town, and they are all chipped there, too.
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tylerport Offline
Senior Member
#2
Mud flaps help keep rocks from being kicked up and chipping the paint. Rust is hard to stop, but if it's just surface rust, you have a much better chance.

Remove as much of the rust as possible, a sandblaster works well. Then spray the remaining rust with Extend or another rust neutralizer (there are several brands out there, they all claim to convert and stop rust). When the rust turns Black, the stuff is working. Then spray it with Chip Guard (I think it's made by Dupont) to help avoid getting chips in the new paint.

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Jim Portteus
NATO Member
86 Turbo Coupe, LA3 w/ Intercooler and Larger VAM, Gillis Valve, 2 1/2" Downpipe to 2" Duals w/ 18" Glasspacks, 245/50R16's, 140MPH Speedo and new paint.

[This message has been edited by tylerport (edited 05-12-2002).]
Jim Portteus
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
If you dont want rust to EVER come back, use POR15. It is pricy, but it works. Check out their site, www.por15.com .

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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Turbofan Offline
Member
#4
Jeff, I did not see a price on the website. What does that run? Do I use this and then primer the rest for a new paint job?
I just want my Bird back!
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
There are prices on the por15 site... I order stuff thru the site -- look again.

You have to follow their directions exactly... clean / degrease the area, use their metal etch, and then apply 2 coats of por 15 paint. I have used their tie coat primer over the por15 paint, and then painted the finish coat over that primer, and I have also just used regular primer over the por15 paint (after roughing it up with 220 grit), and it works both ways. I have done both pretty small and rather large areas with por15. Be careful with it, as it will stick very well to EVERYTHING it gets on, and once it hardens, it WILL NOT come off! I have some drip spots on my driveway from like 5 years ago, and they are still there, and look "like new". If you get it on your hands, brake cleaner takes it off, but it will leave your hands black (the color I usually use) for a long time until the discolored skin flakes off and gets replaced with new skin. I have spent many a summer with discolored hands.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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