1962 desoto diplomat

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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1962 desoto diplomat

Post by The Russ » Sat 26 May 2012, 22:54

hi guys i moved my restoration job to the restoration section.
started stripping and in the process of sanding down the car for repairs and painting.
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by The Russ » Sat 26 May 2012, 22:56

can any one suggest a way to remove rust and scales of a car? :?:
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by Bearhawke » Sun 27 May 2012, 00:07

The guys over on http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/welcome.html would be very interested as well as http://www.allpar.com/ because any 1962+ 'DeSoto' is newsworthy. The last year for DeSoto in the USA was 1961. :)
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by Garage » Sun 27 May 2012, 05:49

The Russ wrote:can any one suggest a way to remove rust and scales of a car? :?:


Assuming you want to do this yourself and not go the 'blasting route.

I use a product called 'De-rust" from Laser Chemicals here in CPT. It is just a phosphoric acid based rust remover.
Phosphoric removes the rust without affecting good metal.
In tougher situations hydrochloric acid (pool acid) will work much quicker but etas good metal too. Not a big problem if you are careful but it needs to be neutralised (bicarb or soda ash dissolved in water).
Many 'metal-prep' products are phosphoric based and you don't need to be so religious in getting it off before paint, although some etch primers are incompatible with this

Both will require manual scrubbing too - wire brush/scotch-brite pads.
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by The Russ » Sun 27 May 2012, 09:07

thanks garage i`ll give a try. :)
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by The Russ » Fri 27 Sep 2013, 18:42

update on my restoration. primed and ready for paint.
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by ters » Fri 27 Sep 2013, 19:05

Looking good Russ!! Keep updating please.

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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by The Russ » Fri 27 Sep 2013, 19:24

started upholstery during grumpy weather and late nights. lucky for me the guy who rents the open space in our building has all the machines i need to tackle the upholstery project. being a DIY guy and having sowing experience (mother having no girls to teach) he lets me work with his machines free of charge. :mrgreen: starting seats this weekend if weather is nasty. :roll:
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door panels complete just need to fit. front and rear panel.
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 29 Sep 2013, 09:11

Really impressive work on the upholstery!
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Re: 1962 desoto diplomat

Post by marnus » Sun 29 Sep 2013, 09:33

what happend to the second axle on the caravan?? :D
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