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Slowest resto ever - Project AmsterFoose
#21
(02-18-2019, 01:37 PM)detritusmaximus Wrote:
(02-02-2019, 03:34 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Its official!! Woohoo!

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If the project does snowball, are you going to change the name to "Foose-ball"?

Haha, maybe if I were German (fussbal) ;-) The joke doesn't work in Dutch (voetbal)...
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#22
I think you should drop the foose and change it to the” Vinstang”thread. Foose didn’t do anything for our cars except to try to turn one into a crappy looking Camaro or something.

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#23
(02-19-2019, 05:34 AM)Vinnie Wrote:
(02-18-2019, 01:37 PM)detritusmaximus Wrote:
(02-02-2019, 03:34 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Its official!! Woohoo!

[Image: amsterfoose.jpg]

If the project does snowball, are you going to change the name to "Foose-ball"?

Haha, maybe if I were German (fussbal) ;-) The joke doesn't work in Dutch (voetbal)...

Fussbal works if you get too tied up with tedious little details!

I must say, though, that I am one who not only falls prey to the 'while you're in there' mentality, but I am a proponent of it. Maybe not to a concourse level, but I do believe in saving myself from hassle and heartache later by taking care of additional issues at least to the point that its my choice to tear back into something later rather than because something failed or rotted out. Then again, I have Opels and they have smaller lighter parts.
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#24
Alright! I visited professor Fabrice’s secret laboratory out in the whoop whoops and was given the grand tour around his bling bling business. Pretty cool and he even put on a live plating-show for me, I saw the magic in action, awesome!

But also... WOW! That’s what I gotta say about my dipped hood! I picked it up yesterday. As you may remember I gave my hood the vinegar/rustyco treatment last fall. BIG effort but no big results for me as there was still rust on the inside. So I brought it to a dipper (website: https://www.autobeitserij.nl/en/). Here it was dipped in 3 baths:

1) Paint stripping in caustic soda. This will remove all paint, filler etc. After this step is when most people start to realise what they have started ;-)

2) De-rusting with phosphoric acid. Contrary to hydrochloric acid this leaves no chance for rust to re-appear.

3) Electrolytical coating. First a sinc phosphate coating is put on to protect against rust. Then a coat of primer is put on, all while suspended in liquid. Every possible seam or tube is coated.

Let’s look at some pics:

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Nice!

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Above is the worst engineered spot in a standard hood, water collects here and... creates a hole.

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Above shows some pitting but nothing bad.

This hood is now 100% rust free and rust protected for the next 50 years. It can wait in my garage until I need it, in about 10 years ;-)
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#25
My secret laboratory? You mean the biggest mess that my garage has even seen! Smile

Your hood looks brand new. It's even smooth inside. I think that aside the rust removal, the fact that the treatment removes all the paint for you makes it already worth it. Mine had layers and layers of different types of paint, some resistant to paint removers... Had to use lots of bad words before get to the bare metal!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#26
(03-03-2019, 04:51 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Your hood looks brand new. It's even smooth inside. I think that aside the rust removal, the fact that the treatment removes all the paint for you makes it already worth it. Mine had layers and layers of different types of paint, some resistant to paint removers... Had to use lots of bad words before get to the bare metal!

I know, it saves a hell of a lot of time and it's OK for many decades to come. I'm more convinced than ever that I want my whole car to be dipped now. It's the only way to get a 100% rust free body and it comes back wearing a base coat ready to start building the car again. I'm very happy with the way this experiment went :-)
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#27
Interesting... did the dipping process remove the factory applied deadener that separates the top and bottom of the hood? I debated sending my hood in when I did my restoration, but i did not want to chance losing the factory application as noted. There is no way to reinstall back to factory after the fact... looks good though.
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#28
I’m not sure what you mean by deadener, a piece of fabric or glue or something sprayed on? I think either way the answer is: it’s gone. The hood appears to have been separated before coz the spot welds at the front have been drilled out. All the glue and anything sprayed on is gone and there is no fabric left except for a few small bits that came out when I cleaned it.
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#29
Looks like a great idea and great investment that has shaped the way you go forward Vinnie

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#30
Well, forwards is the idea, just very slow. Next up is removing stuff from the back and replacing my taillight panel.
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