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« on: September 18, 2010, 02:39:57 PM »

Finall got to this.
 
Had a rust hole in the trunk lid, above the lip, a big scratch in the right rear quarter, a nasty dent on the opposite side, rust popping out from the vinyl top, Some nasty surface rust around the rear wheel and lower rear quarter.  Unfortunaty waited too long to fix the rust around the wheel. .  .  I got some rust through
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:43:37 PM »

Didn't you just finish that car.....and it already needs more work...Sheesh "Are you done YET!!".....

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 05:33:51 PM »

Rust never sleeps!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 06:06:53 PM »

Quote from: thrashingcows
Didn't you just finish that car.....and it already needs more work...Sheesh "Are you done YET!!".....


 
Are you kidding?   I did this car 3 years ago.  Other than a fresh coat of wax every spring and fall, I haen't touched the body.  I've just been making it better.  Been tweeking things.  I haven't touched the suspension or steering in 2 years. . .
 
So some touch up body work is no biggie.  Besides, I'm fixing someone elses bad work. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 07:26:02 PM »



RUST SUCKS!

It sucks even harder when you have to scrape up decent paint to fix it, too.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 07:53:36 PM »

AJ
 
Eastwood makes a real good rust converter.  It's a 100 bucks a gallon, but you spray it on with a gun and clean with water.  They make an aerosol, but I'm not too impressed with it yet.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 10:27:04 AM »

Keep in mind,people,Steve drives Polaraco year round including winter.
One of the ideas behind having MPFI was increased reliability,and no cold weather starting issues.
Some rust is inevitable from winter driving..
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 12:35:17 PM »

Yeah. . .I put 45,000 on this car since it was done.  The first 5K were with milk crates.  LOL
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 01:42:31 PM »

Well I learned something about 2 stage painting.
 
I had a couple of aerosols made up with the color because it was easier.  But one of the cans didn't work, so I had to stretch what I had.  It actually went pretty far.  But there were a few spots where I got some dirt in the base color.  So I saned it with 400 and blew the clear over it..       MISTAKE!  Now I have blotches where I sanded.  So Off I go to the paint store tomorrow to get more color.
 
At least it's an easy fix. . . . 
 
The other thing I screwed up on was cleaning my gun when I worked on the Fury.  I forgot to finish cleaning the gun and I spit out tine flecks of blue in the clear     Now I have to sand it all out and start over. On the clear.  At least it's clear.  I guess I'll just re clear the whole trunk lid and tops of the fenders now. . . .  Easier than spot repairing and allot less blending.
 
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 04:56:47 PM »

That is why I will not put a Vynal top on my Fury, I hate rusted out roofs



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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 05:39:51 PM »

That's not why it Rusted Tom. . . .
 
The paint got cut when the top was trimmed and the water got under it.  Otherwise, that will never rust.  Bob and I made sure of it
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 09:37:37 AM »

I have always liked vinyl tops, but the more I see as they get older, the more I want to avoid them.  They must hold water like a sponge.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 06:15:02 AM »

Steve:  that's why I had you scrounge for that window trim at Moore's for me.  So I can dump the vinyl roof.  I understand that the St. Rege package is what makes it distinctive but I'm the one who has to live with it.

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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2010, 08:25:40 PM »

It wasn't the vinyle top that caused the damage damed it.  It was a razor blade!
 

 

 

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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 01:19:59 AM »

I thought I parked my 300 in the garage??
Stan? where is this taken??

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