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Old 12-27-2010, 11:49 AM
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I am replacing the front fender splash shields; and am wondering what would be the best thing to paint or coat these new pieces with.

These panels are highly-visible when looking at the sides of these cars, and I dont want to screw it up....

I'm thinking non-rubberized undercoating would be best?


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Old 12-27-2010, 12:06 PM
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I used POR 15 on mine after it dries you can hit it with a hammer and not scratch it it had a good gloss to it,buf if you use this be sure to wear rubber gloves, also if you have any left I use a mason canning jar after I put the extra paint in the jar place wax paper on the top then out the metal top on and screw the lid on this will keep the paint for many months, also I use throw away brush.
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Did you fabricate the shields or were they available to purchase?
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Purchased!

As far as I can tell, Bird's Nest has them at the best price.

I'd hate to have to try to fabricate them....
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The currently available fender shields are powder coated. You can add an undercoating if you like to kill the gloss. A textured undercoating would look more original if you can find it.
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you could get them powder coated.
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I am replacing the front fender splash shields; and am wondering what would be the best thing to paint or coat these new pieces with.

These panels are highly-visible when looking at the sides of these cars, and I dont want to screw it up....

I'm thinking non-rubberized undercoating would be best?


thanks
Where did you but those? Partnumber? Price?
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I got a repro pair from Pat Wilson Thunderbird a couple years ago or so. Mine were rusted thru so alot of work to restore them. His worked well. See:

http://www.wilsontbird.com/webcatalo...p?cPath=31_207

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$95 each from Bird's Nest (tbirdparts.com)

Some of the other suppliers are around $105.
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Has anyone got a picture of the new shields, i was wondering if the lower holes line up with the old holes in the body rail as i have nutserted my body rails to suit the old shields .

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