file 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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24 Feb 2015 21:41 - 24 Feb 2015 21:45 #511 by oestek
We elected to use a dustless media blasting technique for paint removal. In this process, crushed recycled glass bead is the cutting media, and it is blasted at the subject with high-pressure water. The water contains a rust inhibitor, so the clean panels do not immediately start corroding. The benefit is that the water keeps the temperature down to prevent the friction of the glass bead impact from heating and warping the panels. The other benefit is that the glass bead does not harm the environment, as the dust simply integrates with the gravel in our lot.

Go Green Dustless Blasting brought their mobile unit to our shop to do the work.





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24 Feb 2015 21:41 #512 by oestek
The first sheetmetal panels stripped clean, without significant damage or warping.



We had mechanical parts stripped like the rear axle housing and pieces. The parts retained all their stamping details and appeared nearly new when cleaned.







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24 Feb 2015 21:42 #513 by oestek
Next, the chassis was stripped.



Finally, the Go Green team stripped the body shell.





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24 Feb 2015 21:42 #514 by oestek
The Emberglo paint was hiding many secrets on the body shell, like the holes in the quarter panels.







Numerous pinholes and previously damaged areas were revealed after paint stripping.



The Go Green crew rinsed the body shell and we rolled the body shell into the paint booth for epoxy primer.

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05 Mar 2015 10:32 #579 by oestek
There are numerous areas that will require repairs.



This is below the rear package tray.



Quarter panel:



Other quarter panel:

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05 Mar 2015 10:32 #580 by oestek
There are areas of the frame that require reconstruction as well.







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