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Though each car is different, yes, they may tend to rust faster in coastal areas. This is even true for newer models. Newer models may resist corrosion (rust) better than older ones, but they are still susceptible. Anything that is prone to corrosion is going to be at a higher risk in coastal areas. Sea water gets aerosolized, which creates airborne salt ...


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The very best solution is to powder-coat them - but you need to get them to a paint-ready condition before you take them to the powder-coating company; otherwise, it could cost quite a bit. Harbor Freight sell powder-coating kits, but I've never tried them, and if this is a one-off job, sending it to a company will be the most cost-effective solution. ...


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If there is no structural damage, you should be able to take a wire brush or angle grinder with a wire brush attachment and clean the affected area, then using the Hammerite, paint the surface to prevent further damage. I'm assuming Hammerite is like our POR15 here in the States. (The Hammerite website really isn't clear on what it actually does, other than ...


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I can't read the tag very well but I assumed it was K2 which should be this car's color(Smokestone). If thats wrong theres only a few other blue options (Amparo Blue:G, Blue Print:T, Capri Blue:L, Imperial Blue:Q, Ink Blue: I, Metropolis Blue:A, State Blue:H) Sources: https://www.remarkpen.com/files/documents/colorCode/fordeurope.pdf


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It should be the last but one box on the left column: Looks like T2 to me? Ford colour codes are a nightmare to find in the lists - as the same code can mean different things from year to year and model to model. If you give that code and your model/year info to a paint supplier they should be able to figure it out though. Failing that you can always ...


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Aerospace landing gear applications usually require springs to be coated in Duralon (name brand), which is a Nylon compound that is applied much like a powder coat. It is used for its flexibility, impact and corrosion resistance, and it provides a smooth, clean finish so damage and defects are easier to visibly identify.


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Unfortunately, when the rust bubbles appear under the paint, the rust started behind the paint, and possibly from the other side of the fender. The replacement fender may have been an aftermarket unit specified by your insurance company to save money. Preventing it from getting worse means sanding the paint and rust off, priming and repainting. If you ...


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The replacement was not done properly , either cleaning or priming. Repair requires removing all paint to bare metal and proper painting. It would be worth considering the cost of a replacement fender/quarter panel; it may be lass expensive. I have done this a couple times , because my time is "free". I went with the time consuming sanding to remove paint.


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There is 2 main challenges here. Dissembling/reassembling to get the engine side cover off and back on. Stripping, prepping and painting the side cover. From your photo it looks like there is a hydraulic clutch, and an oil sight glass, which means you will need to drain oil before you remove the side cover. When you reinstall it, it will probably need a ...


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NOTE: This answer is put here to add to Steve Matthews answer, as he has given some very compelling reasons. I want to talk to the three points you've added: These (and likely more) techniques, have additional practical benefits. Three immediately come to mind: No runs or drips. While you are right there's no "runs, drips, or errors" with ...


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Presently, if you need to repair a vehicle, you order the panel and it comes in primer. You then order the correct paint from the thousands of shades available based on the vehicles paint code and apply it. If cars came with a coloured finish already applied to the panels, you'd need to have a stock of every possible repair panel in every possible colour ...


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That definitely is a strange looking "metal." If in doubt, I've had pretty good luck with this rubberized undercoating. It boasts a "rust encapsulator" formula as well. Remember, prep is 90% of it working properly. Also as a preventative measure, you can buy rubber caps/pucks for jacks and jack stands from multiple places, so you never have and metal to ...


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It looks like the underbody coating got peeled of, exposing the zinc-coated sheetmetall. The photo does not show the zinc being ruptured, albeit the mentioned dynamic makes it possible that the rust barrier got penetrated. Either way the thick coating needs to be repaired as it protects the zinc from mechanical (stone chips) damage. I would cure this with ...


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