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Offline nham3407

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Correct Finish - Exhaust clamps and hangers
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:54:13 AM »
OK, we all do it maybe just don't admit it. While seated behind my car during judging I overheard the judge mention the rust on my exhaust clamps.  This will be one of the things I suspect will be noted on the scoring sheet I requested and I look forward to all of their feedback and opportunity to make improvements.  Knowing this could possibly be a noted observation what would be the correct finish for the clamps and hangers (phosphate & oil?)?  This is for my Dearborn, December 71 Mach 1.  Thank you

67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

Offline caspian65

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Re: Correct Finish - Exhaust clamps and hangers
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 11:30:47 AM »
Is this a restored or unrestored car?  On a restored car, no rust would be expected.  Best thing to do with natural steel parts is blast/tumble them and then coat with a rust preventative like Boeshield.
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Offline nham3407

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Re: Correct Finish - Exhaust clamps and hangers
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 11:32:32 AM »
It is a restored car.  From your comments then it would be natural finish?  Thank you.
67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Correct Finish - Exhaust clamps and hangers
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 05:07:02 PM »
It is a restored car.  From your comments then it would be natural finish?

Correct. Metal can be a bit brighter in turns/bends since the metal was stretched
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