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Old 04-07-2010, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dcrasta View Post
Wow. What an inspiring effort. I looks like you will be doing a very thorough job! Nice yellow car in the background is that a 911?
I'm trying.....the yellow car is my brothers 2005 Boxster S...its for sale!
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 4drgl View Post
vaguely similar to my project!!!

Anyway, the easiest things I've found for that goo on the bottom of the car is a heat gun scraper.... watch the lead filler on the rear lower corners of the doors, or Aircraft stripper with a scraper, wear gloves that cover your forearms.. it drips!!!

As for the headlight bases, they unbolt from the linkage running in front of the a/c... I imagine they are a royal pita.. with the fenders on to remove... Had mine sandblasted. If you do remove them make sure that you protect the radiator from the rotating arm on the headlight motor, otherwise you could punch a hole in the radiator if it gets loose or the headlights get turned on by accident....
Thanks...will give all that a try.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:28 PM
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Okay...just got the front fenders welded today. The undercoating was catching fire so they stopped welding. I removed the fenders ( Harder than I thought ). Will have the doors and rear fenders welded Monday after I scrap the undercoating off. Also the Vac tank is RIGHT there on the left fender and the washer tank is on the other side. Both these I think run the risk of burning if the fenders and welded up on the car.

The stud that holds the washer tank strap broke off. Any idea as to an easy fix???

Also what is the black horizontal cylinder on the right side up high???

Found two wires loose on the driver side...see pics. Any idea where these go???

Up to date pics...WELL RL will not let me upload pics because my membership has expired in the last 2 days. I will post ELSEWHERE.

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You move fast.

Its a carbon canistor above the right tire.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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Man on a mission!
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:34 PM
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the wires are for tyhe Euro version side turn signal
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I hope that your gonna zinchromate and alodine the aluminum parts first, that way thew paint will stick
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:40 PM
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EuroCopter is here locally. I'm going to check with them on what they use....this is all new to me. If I have to go that route then I will.

Is that something a DIY guy can do????

Thanks for the comment.
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talk to the aviation refinisher they use lots of aluminum and they have the correct surface pre to make a great paint job last
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:46 PM
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Certain etching primers and epoxies contain zinc chromate.
From DuPont:
DuPont Variprime 615S self etching primer
DuPont 2580CR Epoxy DTM(direct to metal) Primer Sealer
DuPont Chromapremier 22860 Premier etch primer

From BASF:
Glasurit 801-703 Chromated Epoxy
The three etching primers listed by Glasurit are all specified as Chromate free.
I didn't see anything listed by R-M as having zinc chromate.

DuPont also offers two products that appear to perform the same or similar to Alodine:
DuPont 225S Aluminum Metal Cleaner
DuPont 226S Aluminum Conversion Coating

Keep in mind that these etching primers and aluminum treatments often contain acids that don't get along with polyester/plastic body fillers. You can't apply body filler directly over them, and you can't apply those treatments/primers over body filler. They also don't offer any protection against moisture. An epoxy primer provides the best protection against moisture. It can also be used over acid based etching primers and aluminum treatments so you can then apply body filler without causing an adverse reaction. But also keep in mind that no primer offers much in the way of UV protection
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Okay...another day at it. Have the hood off with all attachments and the hatch removed. Hood is being stripped on the inside...to change color all I have at this point is the door jambs so thats the plan. Garrett doesn't want the original black metallic...he says it looks to close to my slate gray. Anyway heres where I'm at right now.

Pics on TOS...I'll have to pay my renewal before I can post pics here. I haven't taken the time to see about a pic hosting site yet.

Next is remove ALL paint from the driver door and under the hood.
That will give me all bare aluminum all around.

Tuesday morning the doors and rear fenders rub strip holes get welded up.

Then I start one panel at a time to get it ready for primer.

BTW...how does the door seal come off? Can it be reused?

Thanks...Dean
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Originally Posted by JHowell37 View Post
Certain etching primers and epoxies contain zinc chromate.
From DuPont:
DuPont Variprime 615S self etching primer
DuPont 2580CR Epoxy DTM(direct to metal) Primer Sealer
DuPont Chromapremier 22860 Premier etch primer

From BASF:
Glasurit 801-703 Chromated Epoxy
The three etching primers listed by Glasurit are all specified as Chromate free.
I didn't see anything listed by R-M as having zinc chromate.

DuPont also offers two products that appear to perform the same or similar to Alodine:
DuPont 225S Aluminum Metal Cleaner
DuPont 226S Aluminum Conversion Coating

Keep in mind that these etching primers and aluminum treatments often contain acids that don't get along with polyester/plastic body fillers. You can't apply body filler directly over them, and you can't apply those treatments/primers over body filler. They also don't offer any protection against moisture. An epoxy primer provides the best protection against moisture. It can also be used over acid based etching primers and aluminum treatments so you can then apply body filler without causing an adverse reaction. But also keep in mind that no primer offers much in the way of UV protection
Thanks...lots of good stuff. I will take note.
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HEY!! Before you turn off that compressor and lay down the sander, I'll bring the 951 down.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:17 PM
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Bring it on brother!

Good to hear from you. Hope all is well.
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