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Old 03-26-2005, 04:14 PM
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After a long winter, I just uncovered my 60 cont. to find a cat
****ed on my new wire wheel. Looks like there's a tiny spot of rust
on the rim. Any ideas on how to remove? The wheels are only 2 yrs
old. I didn't think they would rust that fast. I had plastic garage
bags over them, but that one must have been pulled off by the little vandal. Also anyone know where to go to have a front end alignment
done right and not getting hosed? Car veers to right when you let go
of the wheel.
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:21 PM
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Where you located? I use Big-O Tires out here in California, they seem to do good by me.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:49 AM
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Im definetely no expert here, but for your chrome, you might try some very fine steel wool to get that rust off. Its worked quite well on a few rusty pieces Ive had.
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:03 PM
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Do not use the orig Ford align specs. Back in the day, when these cars were made, roads were more crowned. I've used Goodyear for alignments (lifetime guar). The GY database has the updated specs from Ford.

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Old 04-27-2005, 12:05 PM
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I saw this on the tv program, Myth Busters. They basically prove when something is a fact or myth. They did prove that pouring coke over a rusted chrome bumper and letting it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rubbing the area with alumiun foil, is a FACT not a myth.
I saw them do this and this worked on getting the rust off better than any other technique or harse product!
P.S. My 59 T-Bird has always reared to the right also. No one has ever been able to figure it out or fix the problem, so after 17 years, I just figure its the Birds preference!!
Linda
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:19 PM
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Never Never Never store things in plastic. If your wheels are only 2 years old (mine is 17 yrs old and look new) then I doubt it was the cat that caused the rust if you had plastic around them.
I found out the hard way that you do not store furs, metal, pictures, or just about anything else in plastic. Things can not breath or air can not circulate properly and that causes moisture, which causes rust! People put those plastic covers on their central air cond. outside during the winter months, only to find out in the summer that the units are overcome with rust and problems due to this kept the moisture in the units (found that out the hard way also!)
If you must store anything in plastic, it is advised that you put a piece of chalk in with it to absord the moisture or for your wheels, lay some chalk between the wheels and plastic. I have four pieces of cardboard that I lay up against the wheels or any other part of the car that I think might be in the way of a ding or scratch. Works for me!
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:47 PM
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I'M GONNA TRY THE CHALK AND CARDBOARD ON MY MERCEDES WHO HAS MADE IT OUTSIDE WITH A COVER SINCE MY 59 BIRD GOT HERE IN THE N.E. IN DECEMBER.SHE GOT THE GARAGE.I WOULD USE ONE OF THOSE SPONGES WITH ONE SIDE SPONGE THE OTHER THAT GREEN TUFF STUFF BEFORE I DUG INTO MY CHROME.USE A RUBBING COMPOUND ALONG WITH SPONGE.
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