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Username Post: New body panels        (Topic#347212)
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
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09-19-17 03:54 AM - Post#2708104    

I'm restoring a 53 chevy pickup. I'm replacing a lot of the body panels including the entire bed. It will have a show paint job. How should I prep the new panels to keep them from rusting until I get them to the painter? I live in northern Indiana. It will be kept in the shop but we have very high humidity.



 




wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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09-21-17 06:31 PM - Post#2708455    
    In response to Mick53

If the parts are in Electro Deposit Primer (EDP) they should be fine until you are ready to scuff them for sealer and paint.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
grumpyvette 
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09-22-17 01:53 PM - Post#2708546    
    In response to wagonman100

a good coat of extra paint , carefully applied and allowed to dry to seal the surface will certainly add to the rust protection potential but youll need to be careful to use a paint that will both seal and protect the parts from moisture AND not cause you problems later when you need to weld or paint that parts surface, so I would do some research before selecting any paint and I damn sure would not select any wax based protective spray.
you might be better off placing the parts in large plastic bags sealed with duct tape along with several sheets of news paper as the news paper will tend to trap and hold minor amounts of air born moisture

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Mick53 
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Loc: Northern Indiana
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09-25-17 09:16 AM - Post#2708782    
    In response to wagonman100

These are just bare steel



 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
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09-25-17 09:18 AM - Post#2708784    
    In response to wagonman100

these are just bare steel



 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
09-25-17 09:18 AM - Post#2708785    
    In response to grumpyvette

Thank you.



 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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09-29-17 02:16 PM - Post#2709232    
    In response to Mick53

If they are bare you can spray them with an etch primer and then a good 2k or epoxy primer. As long as they only see atmospheric moisture, they should be fine.


Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
09-30-17 04:59 PM - Post#2709317    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks Jay



 




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