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post #16 of 145 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 16, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1966 chevelle...code name "Danger Zone"

Picked up the grill and core today. Looks to be in decent shape. A little wire wheel and it should clean up nice.
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Great looking car to start with! I have a soft spot for fox body mustangs as well!
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Thanks, I love fox body mustangs too. If I were to get one again, which is a good possibility I would go for the notch back...Something about those, I just love them.

I have a feeling I will be ordering my first ride tech parts this coming week.

I got the grill all taken apart and am going to soak them in some rust remover then throw a coat of black rust encapsulator on it.

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What would you guys use on these pieces after cleaning the rust of? Would you shoot them with paint or would you use something like Eastwood black rust encapsulator?

I'm taking all the rain off, I just want to make sure I treat the metal properly then. I have a feeling the Eastwood stuff would work, but would look out of place.

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I am a big fan of SEM products. have a friend who I swear gets kick-backs for all the times he tell me to use SEM or PPG.

SEM Trim Black works very well. Goes on with a nice flat even spray and coverage is excellent.

Here is a pic of my headlight and radiator support painted.


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I am a big fan of SEM products. have a friend who I swear gets kick-backs for all the times he tell me to use SEM or PPG.

SEM Trim Black works very well. Goes on with a nice flat even spray and coverage is excellent.

Here is a pic of my headlight and radiator support painted.

That looks nice, Ill look into that. Thanks
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I am a big fan of SEM products. have a friend who I swear gets kick-backs for all the times he tell me to use SEM or PPG.

SEM Trim Black works very well. Goes on with a nice flat even spray and coverage is excellent.

Here is a pic of my headlight and radiator support painted.
Question, did you have any close up shots of it? Does it go on and cover evenly? If there is some pitting in the metal will it show through?

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Re: 1966 chevelle...code name "Danger Zone"

I will try to get some close up shots of this.

It does cover very evenly. 100x better than a normal spray can.

I would think if there is some pitting, you might be able to use some high build primer first that could work for you.

These were cleaned up by the kids and some evaporust and they really came out nice as well:


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Re: 1966 chevelle...code name "Danger Zone"

I've used the Eastwood rust encapsulator with some ok results... If you are soaking this in a rust remover like Evaporust, then I would use a product like the SEM trim black over high build primer to hide any pits. From the looks of it those were pretty rusty... there's going to be many pits for sure!

I've found the Eastwood product is more for parts that you can't get all the rust off of and you want to protect it from further rusting.

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Thanks, I love fox body mustangs too. If I were to get one again, which is a good possibility I would go for the notch back...Something about those, I just love them.

I have a feeling I will be ordering my first ride tech parts this coming week.

I got the grill all taken apart and am going to soak them in some rust remover then throw a coat of black rust encapsulator on it.

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Sounds great! Just give me a call and I will be happy to help.
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Re: 1966 chevelle...code name "Danger Zone"

Alright been doing electrolysis, evaporust, and vinegar baths on all of these parts. They have cleaned up nice so far. I was planning on replacing the bottom bumper to grille filler, but have decided against that since I bought a welder. I plan on just patching the areas that are needed on it. I used a hammer and dollie for the first time to clean up the edges and take out the dents and bring the natural curve back on the sides. Top grille filler got some high build primer, sanded, and then some new black paint on it. The headlight bezels will be cleaned up more once I get the mig welder going. Need to replace a couple spots on the left side.

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Very nice. Amazing what a little elbow grease and some black spray paint can clean up!
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Way to save those parts. Much better off restoring the original parts no matter how much work it takes.
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Thanks, I love fox body mustangs too. If I were to get one again, which is a good possibility I would go for the notch back...Something about those, I just love them.

I have a feeling I will be ordering my first ride tech parts this coming week.

I got the grill all taken apart and am going to soak them in some rust remover then throw a coat of black rust encapsulator on it.

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I am in process of acquiring an 84 Four Eye Notch.

Parts cleaned up nicely! I agree saving the original parts may bee time consuming but better off in the long run.
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post #30 of 145 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 16, 9:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1966 chevelle...code name "Danger Zone"

I ordered the ABC Smoothie kits yesterday around noon. I had it in hand in under 24 hours..That is awesome. Worked on the firewall today. Want to smooth it out. For those of you who have done this, what do you do about the marking brake bolts that come through the firewall?

I need to pick up some weld thru primer and then I will be on my way.



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