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I just spent 5 cans of Black and 1 can of Clear Rustoleum paint under my new '06 GT. I put it up on a hoist at my buddy's shop. I am amazed at how much bare metal there is to shoot. I hit it all, any and everything got a couple coats of paint. I even bought a can of high heat paint and did the complete exhaust. My '05 I had Zeibart Rustproofing/undercaoting do and it was just to much **** to expect anyone to wrench stuff off down the road....this was a nice clean way to cover it all. I will still let Zeibart do the rustproofing of the panels but this simple work will pay me back down the road. I suggest it to everyone reading this.

I had a fun drive home too.
 

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I just spent 5 cans of Black and 1 can of Clear Rustoleum paint under my new '06 GT. I put it up on a hoist at my buddy's shop. I am amazed at how much bare metal there is to shoot. I hit it all, any and everything got a couple coats of paint. I even bought a can of high heat paint and did the complete exhaust. My '05 I had Zeibart Rustproofing/undercaoting do and it was just to much **** to expect anyone to wrench stuff off down the road....this was a nice clean way to cover it all. I will still let Zeibart do the rustproofing of the panels but this simple work will pay me back down the road. I suggest it to everyone reading this.

I had a fun drive home too.
I have noticed around the wheel well they sparayed some kind of undercoating, looks like a lousy job though because there are plenty of areas they missed, wondered if you noticed that, also, isn't the exhaust stainless steel?
What about the interior, I sprayed mine with 3M protectant.
 

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The factory just spayed enough black undercoat to cover the exterior paint color from a glace at from eye level standing I think.

The exhaust will turn a rusty finish since it is not a 300 series stainless.

I owned a body shop (still do but don't work it) and my years of seeing car panels and underside torque boxes on Mustangs etc. MAKES ME get under there and paint the hell out of everything. They have a dip and seam sealer everywhere and I just top it off with protection that it to a level that I feel comfortable with. It bugs me seeing the driveshaft and axle fresh steel with nothing to inhibit rust. Not everyone cares but I do....

My interior is Leather, nothing done by dealer at all. I got it straight off the transport. I did the complete unwrap etc. at my shop when I got home.


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I have noticed around the wheel well they sparayed some kind of undercoating, looks like a lousy job though because there are plenty of areas they missed, wondered if you noticed that, also, isn't the exhaust stainless steel?
What about the interior, I sprayed mine with 3M protectant.
 

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I had similar plans for the bottom of mine but:

POR-15 paint brushed on is tough stuff- I will also remove door panels, and seal the crimp at bottom of doorskin- same type crimp is used on outer wheelhouse/quarter, and these types of crimps just about always rust first- any tiny gap and moisture will get between the layers and nothing can be done about it...filling with por15 should prevent that. I also had planned on some roll-on bedliner on the underside of the quarter crimp to help prevent stone chipping- not sure about the factory undercoating though as I still dont have my car yet.
any bare steel I would use metalprep on- even the cleanest steel will have microscopic rust start almost as soon as air hits it- phosphoric acid converts ANY iron oxides to iron phosphate , and topcoating this wont ever blister up from any rust underneath.
Black POR-15 on the underside is nice- very shiny, slick, so easier to keep clean, I'm thinking of their fuel tank sealer for the inner doors and inside trunk to seal quarter panel crimp- imagine seats and some other stuff will need to come out for access...also plan on drilling holes under the sill plates and POURING POR tank sealer inside/ jacking front/rear then draining to seal any pinchwelds there too- my Mark VII (and most others) rotted here really bad- sealing the little gap that due to its shape tries to collect any dirt or water in this bottom pinch should add another decade to the cars life if it ever sees salt even once. My Mark looked fine on the outside yet rotted from the inside...if youre in to rust take a look at my 65:

http://www.hometown.aol.com/ford4v429/gal1.html

POR-15 is pretty darn good stuff. Its also the messiest stuff on earth to work with. very thin, one tiny drop tends to turn large patches of skin black :)
Expect to be spotted with black for a couple weeks till it wears off, as nothing will remove it once dry. It dont 'dry' like paint- its a moisture cured urethane, cures from exposure to humidity in the air. I found NOT openingthe can works best for me- take a center punch and poke 2 holes in the lid that fit tightly around hardware store vinyl tubing, pour a little at a time into a tray, gets less air in the can this way- one can lasted several months after opening this way- in Ohio's humidity, the first can jelled up in less than a week after taking the lid off for just a few minutes.

oh well, thats my 2 cents...
 

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I LOVE '65 Ford Galaxie 500's and LTD's! I have had 7 of them and one was a factory Police Interceptor. I always thought they were one of the top cars I have owned. I will eventually get another one to KEEP! I am enjoying your link. Great stuff man.... I respect you.:worship



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I had similar plans for the bottom of mine but:

POR-15 paint brushed on is tough stuff- I will also remove door panels, and seal the crimp at bottom of doorskin- same type crimp is used on outer wheelhouse/quarter, (SNIP) oh well, thats my 2 cents...
 
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