5FO7K616536 - Underbody sealant

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    Hello all,


    in the restoration process of my K-code we have arrived at the sealing of the underbody. Am I correct in assuming that on Dearborn cars this was black and a true "sealer" while on California cars it was just oxidized?


    While we're on the subject: Do you guys have any tips for the paint job? As I understand it, the cars were barely masked and they were painted through the windows, is that correct?


    Looking forward to your replies!


    Kind regards,

    Niko

  • Hello all,


    in the restoration process of my K-code we have arrived at the sealing of the underbody. Am I correct in assuming that on Dearborn cars this was black and a true "sealer" while on California cars it was just oxidized?


    While we're on the subject: Do you guys have any tips for the paint job? As I understand it, the cars were barely masked and they were painted through the windows, is that correct?

    Guess "sealer" in your first paragraph is the same as paint or primer sealer.



    For 5F07K616536 the floors from firewall rearward were sprayed with a mixture of left over body paint from the shift before mixed with an epoxy primer sealer. Depending on when during the production year your car was built we find blueish. greenish and even very dark gray that looks close to black. Just depends. San Jose used a red oxide primer sealer (no flat nor rough looking like red oxide primer) from the firewall reward to almost the rear cross member.


    The best place to find what color floor color was used you need to search the corners and pockets of your car's floor where the coating might be most protected then clean those spots down to remove any overspray from the body and pinch weld black out process as well as the affects of the elements over the year to the base color. One place to look that is protected but will only provide a small look is below the bucket seat plugs in the floor. Lacking that, cars been "restored" repainted or stripped leaves you will looking at other cars built same plant and time as your


    As for masking it was rarely needed. For the K code years after the red oxide primer was applied to the trunk, interior and exterior (top side) of the unibody with doors and trunk lid attached that was followed followed by the gray primer surfacer was applied to the exterior. Then the interior panels that would be seen (dash and interior door surfaces) were painted then masked off before the exterior color was applied to the trunk, door jambs and exterior surfaces while the bolt on parts (except for doors, trunk lid and rear valance on Dearborn cars) were being painted on a separate paint line later to be installed


    Hope this helps some

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