Acid dip photos
I had my 67 convertible dipped in acid in Alletown PA in Sept 2007 on the advice of my mechanic who restores vintage Jags and Volvos. Everyone has their own opinion on this process. The body man at Mustang Barn in Souderton, PA says it is the worst thing you could do acid the acid works its way into the crannies and nooks and the neturalization never really gets everything. They suggest blasting with ALX and then scuffing all the body before shooting primer. However my mechanic says they have improved the process greatly with better rinses and a bakeout oven that drives all the acid off. My mechanic said that now there is no chance that acid will leech out and bubble your paint which was a problem before. Time will tell on my restoration project once we start cutting out rusted inner rockers,etc if I have made a correct decision. I have uploaded the photos onto Flickr which is Yahoo's image sharing website. You can advance or backup through the Flickr photostream to look at the different photos. I picked my shell up there were 2 plum Cuda convertibles there and those cars are worth unbelievable prices now. Some other customer stopped and picked up his early Mustang fenders and cowl top while I was waiting for my car to be hauled away.