Ford Mustang Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,337 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
want to know before I clean them with heavy duty cleaner. Are they painted or just bare metal.

thanks
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
27,657 Posts
They're not exactly "painted" but they're covered with SOMETHING, maybe epoxy or enamel, and I couldn't get it off for love or money when I painted mine. I had them chem-dipped and then I tried to wire brush them. PITA. I'd just clean them thorouthly and paint over top.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,337 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
MFE comes to the rescue again!!

Actually - I just wanted to know because I am going to clean them thoroughly when I do my Cobra intake install and wanted to be sure not to ruin them by spraying degreaser on them. If they are enamel then that will withstand what I intend on exposing them too. Thanks for your help buddy!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
284 Posts
It depends...

The early ones ('87-'88) were bare aluminum. They started painting them in '89 or '90, I believe.

Randy
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top