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Phase 1.5 - Off To Dipping It Goes


M3This

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Car finally got shipped of to Metal Works on Oct 4t, but due to their back log it sat their patient waiting until last week. 

 

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Last week it finally hit the hot tank which removes most of the paint and body filler. The hot tank is the first step in a two part dipping process where its submitted in a chemical and heat mix at 200 degrees. This step is the main step for cleaning. 

 

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After it was in the hot tank for two days it came out and was high pressure cleaned and looked as follows:

 

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As you can see it removed the majority of the paint and body filler, but a lot of the rust remains still.

 

The 2nd step of dipping process involves the body going into the acid tank. This accomplishes two things. 1) It removes the rust and 2) it neutralizes the base paint removal. 

 

Below is the final result:

 

 

Im super happy with how it came out. I knew the car had some bad body work over the years and had a terrible repaint so to see the metal this clean is just amazing. 

 

Next step is the car is heading over to Bart @ The Resto Shop for rust repair next week. 

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Nice! I would be both excited and terrified to see what my car looks like after that.  Excited to follow along with your journey!

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9 hours ago, wheelieking said:

Nice! I would be both excited and terrified to see what my car looks like after that.  Excited to follow along with your journey!


It’s definitely been a little bit of a stressful experience. Found more issues then expected but I guess it’s better to take care of those now then having to worry about them later lol. 

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