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Chem Dip/strip vs Media Stripping before body/paint work

 
lm23p9b lm23p9b
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/07/09
12:22 PM

I'm preparing to restore a 63 Ply Spt Fury that's been a Michigan car all its life but has been stored since 1974. The floor pans are good but the trunk area needs replacing and quarters need rust repair. I have a new trunk floor. My questions are:

1. Are there any chem-dip shops near Michigan that can dip and then neutralize the liquid and then apply a protective coating?

2. What are your thoughts/experiences with chem vs media stripping

3  Any suggestions recommendations what's the best starting point.(It's already a rolling chassis)

4. What would be the best starting investment in body repair equipment?

I've never restored a vehicle this old or in need of this much rust work without having replacement sheet metal readily available. I am mechanically familiar with automotive equipment and have a fair amount of mechanical tools but not body tools. I'm open to all constructive replies.  

55Guy 55Guy
Enthusiast | Posts: 444 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 12/08/09
07:14 AM

I was recently talking to a restoration shop, and they said that chem dipping the car for rust removal and corrosion elimination is the best way to go. Neautralizing the chem dip is no problem, and when you dip the body you are assured of aliminating all rust and corrosion for sure, where as media blasting there can still be hidden corrosion that will come back to haunt you later.  

lm23p9b lm23p9b
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/08/09
05:06 PM

Thanks. I thought I remembered hearing that. U don't know of a shop that does this near Michigan do U?