The cab went off to the dipping shop today. Should be back in 2 to 3 weeks. ( 1960 C20 ) So, after hearing and reading tons of opinions I would like some advice on what I should do with the cab when it comes back. Do I shoot it with primer or sand it or?????
I have heard of horror stories about rust resurfacing years after dipping, etc.... I was considering priming all the areas that will not be replaced with new metal. Do I need to sand it first or ????? advice needed
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I guess it depends on what they dip it in. I'm assuming it wasn't sheep dip, but paint remover and/or maybe rust converter.
I have not heard of dipping, but if it's just to remove the paint, I would assume you need to primer it. Don't know about sanding. If they use ospho (phosphoric acid) in the dip, you need to be aware of that, as it's not compatible with epoxy primer.
I'm sure someone will weigh in with more info, but you should quiz the guys who're doing the dipping to find out what they recommend.
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Not knowing what was used, I'd guess you need to find some acrylic lacquer primer. You can almost prime a rusty bucket successfully with that stuff, and once it has been applied, you can over coat it with epoxy primer if needed. Advantage is a good brand. Mix it 1:1 with a decent grade lacquer thinner and coat everything you can. I've heard those same horror stories, and most of them come from people living in humid areas or areas where it tends to rain a lot. But you hear a lot of things. Good luck.
Ready-Strip dipping facilities used to be all over the U.S. but the EPA has nearly killed them. Used to have blocks dipped and they came back as virgin grey cast iron, not a speck of rust or scale in the water jacket. I believe they use methylene chloride solution in the dip tanks.