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Re: Another addition to the stable - 66 NJ V8
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 12:37:11 PM »
 I do not think any rust has passed to the underside. Luckily it looked like just surface rust. The headliner and window gaskets are in great shape and fairly new so I will roll the dice and hope no issues down the road.

 As to Jeff's question, I scuffed over the encapsulator surface to allow the short strand fiberglass filler the ability to adhere. I have since put a few thin coats of filler over the areas and will sand most of it off. Then I intend to use a top coat filler , again in thin coats, to smooth things out before the primer. The encapsulator reminds me of the PPG epoxy primers in that it tends to ball up when sanded. Just with the epoxy primers, they need scuffed after so many days before any type of top coat goes over them. The roof had not dents or filler anywhere so I am really just killing the rust and filling the tiny craters left from the oxidation (and to prevent any more outbreaks). I will have very little filler left on the roof when I am finished but this will be necessary to get it ready for paint.

I also checked the Eastwood website and they followed this same procedure when repairing a pitted fender..  Sand to bare metal, rust kill the pitted area, fill with Encapsulator, sand off leaving encapsulator in the filled - pitted areas, filler and prime.

I hope to have a few more photos over the next week or so. Once I get the roof primed it will be new tires and tags.  ;D
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'

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Re: Another addition to the stable - 66 NJ V8
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »
Here are some recent pics of removing rust from the trunk lid. I did use rust encapsulator inside the trunk lid before I welded the new patch in place. ;)
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'

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Re: Another addition to the stable - 66 NJ V8
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 04:05:48 PM »
 Overall pics of primer/sealer on the roof.
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'