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This cowl and how to fix it up...
#1
Wrench 
So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?

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The firewall, the cowl rubber, etc. are all pretty cruddy.

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And there's lovely patches of bubbly rust-under-paint.
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gewalker;163633 Wrote:So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?
See my vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBMHsAFa5A
& my thread here
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-doing...engine-bay

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Qcode351mach;163654 Wrote:
gewalker;163633 Wrote:So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?
See my vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBMHsAFa5A
& my thread here
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-doing...engine-bay

Thank you!
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#4
Well if you want to do it once and forever. You should get a new cowl. If it so bad that you can poke an awl through it, then you have bigger problems than surface rust. If holes are possible then you will never stop the rust growth unless you remove all of it. I've found that a 1/8" bubble on the outside usually means a quarter size cancer on the inside. From your picture it looks like rust across the front, if so the lower cowl will have the same rust.
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