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Topic: ..."Plastidip" on Latch Pillar Seals
Posted By: picon3
Subject: ..."Plastidip" on Latch Pillar Seals
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 9:41AM
Unfortunately the latch pillar seals are not yet reproduced for 72 onward and so we're stuck with those dried up, brittle, cracked pieces that we salvage.  So I thought I'd try this plastidip coating on a few trial pieces.  I hit them with four coats (about 1 full can) over a couple of days letting them dry between each coat and I've got to say that they look and feel brand new.  Filled in all the cracks, rounded off sharp edges and covered up bare metal.  Here's a link.  I got mine at Lowes in the paint section.  You might have to ask because they didn't even know they had it when I asked about it.  Paul~
 
http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip - http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black



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Posted By: Torinogts73c
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 10:01AM

I wound up doing the same thing for my car and was pleased with the way they came out.



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Gary 73 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ,SVT LIGHTNING,07 CHARGER R/T HEMI,97 Mustang GT Vert

"Never complain Never explain"


Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 10:57AM
Latch Pillar Seals? What are those?

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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: Torinogts73c
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:23AM
They are at the top of the latch pillar on the 1/4 panel right below the 1/4 glass. your Cougar dosn't have them .

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Gary 73 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ,SVT LIGHTNING,07 CHARGER R/T HEMI,97 Mustang GT Vert

"Never complain Never explain"


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:32AM
That's a GREAT idea!!!  I have some red plastidip in stock, so it lookslike I will have to get some of this...I think I picked it up at the Home Depot in the paint section.  

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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:53AM
That idea was so good I'm writing it down.
 
Chuck 


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Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
08 Taurus (Maytag)
03 Dakota (Rusty)


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 3:18PM
Hey, Paul-- did you dip it or brush it on?  Sounds like brushing would be the best bet...If so, foam brush or regular?


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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 17-July-2009 at 6:29PM
Did my 76 Elite? Confused

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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: Torinogts73c
Date Posted: 18-July-2009 at 2:20AM

No i don't think so only the cars with roll down 1/4 windows. Gee you missed all the fun! lol



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Gary 73 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ,SVT LIGHTNING,07 CHARGER R/T HEMI,97 Mustang GT Vert

"Never complain Never explain"


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 18-July-2009 at 10:50PM
Picked up the spray-can version yesterday at the Home Depot!  Last can!  Thanks for the tip, Paul.  I had only seen the dipping cans until now, so the spray will be a good thing...

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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 21-July-2009 at 3:35AM
I sprayed rather than dipped.  Glad to help out.  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: 1975MontegoMX
Date Posted: 21-July-2009 at 11:03AM
Yeah, we use this stuff at work to protect the backs of some parts inside of the dipping tanks, its really tough stuff.
 
George


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1975 Mercury Montego MX /351 M/
1986 Ford Crown Victoria /302/"5.0"


Posted By: BIGEMUN
Date Posted: 21-July-2009 at 2:06PM
latch pillar seal on 76 cougar

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1975 Gran Torino Sport


Posted By: BIGEMUN
Date Posted: 21-July-2009 at 2:11PM
 Picture is of a latch pillar seal on a 1976 Cougar.

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1975 Gran Torino Sport


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 21-July-2009 at 4:23PM
Looks like mine.  I guess they are all ugly! LOL

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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 25-July-2009 at 2:37PM
One last thing, Paul- any special prep work on these?  Thanks!

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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 27-July-2009 at 3:27AM
I soaked mine in purple power to get all of the crud off of them and help to supple them up a bit.  Then I did four coats, one a day to build it up.  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: GaryFi
Date Posted: 27-July-2009 at 6:02PM
got my spray can today, cant wait to try it...Thanks for the tip!!!

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Starsky and Hutch Limited Edition #559 in rehab


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 21-October-2009 at 2:43AM
How did folks may out using the old "plasti-dip"?  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: mule323
Date Posted: 21-October-2009 at 12:54PM
I'm going to dip (spray) mine in a couple of weeks. If Auto Krafters can ever get my weatherstrip kit off backorder. Been waiting over a month now and they are still telling me they have no idea when it will come in!
On another (calmer) note, has anyone tried giving their front bumper rubber trim a shot with the plasti dip? Looks lto me like it would help with some of the dry cracked spots.


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             (Steve)
73 G.T.S. Fastback, 351C, C6


Posted By: GaryFi
Date Posted: 11-November-2009 at 10:37AM

here is a shot of one done, spray...turned out GREAT....thanks for the tip!!



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Starsky and Hutch Limited Edition #559 in rehab


Posted By: GaryFi
Date Posted: 11-November-2009 at 10:38AM


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Starsky and Hutch Limited Edition #559 in rehab


Posted By: crispy23c
Date Posted: 11-November-2009 at 11:18AM
Wow, they came out great.  I tool a good look at my latch pillar seals and they are gone, gone, gone.  I  want to order a full rubber set eventually, but who knows if they will ever have them!

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Chris P. '73 GTS FastBack 351CJ-4V Triple black


"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark


Posted By: GaryFi
Date Posted: 11-November-2009 at 6:18PM
FYI,,this is about 5 or 6 coats with a spray can...wouldnt mind trying the dip method if they made a can big enough for them to fit, but I think it turned out very well this way..really covers up the small cracks nicely......

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Starsky and Hutch Limited Edition #559 in rehab


Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 12-November-2009 at 1:48AM
Man, I have not been following this, good stuff...now the fun part is...with two sheds and a garage with boxes and boxes of parts.
Where did I put them??Confused 


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Andrew: Long time Torino guy and GTS.ORG admin


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 12-November-2009 at 8:56AM
Great photos.  That's what mine looked like too after 4 coats with the spray can.  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12-November-2009 at 3:48PM
ok tell me this are those seals really called Latch pillar seals by Ford Motor Company or is that what you named them.I would think they would be 1/4 window seals of some sort


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12-November-2009 at 3:50PM
i'll have to look at this Torino I got but my last one had good ones of coarse that was back in 1993


Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 12-November-2009 at 5:58PM
REALLY???

There's hope for my sedan after all then.

Between the wagon and what's left on the sedan, that spray stuff ought to get me high and dry and ready for carpet installation.

AWESOME! Thank you for bumping this thread up so I'd see it!!!

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08 Uplander LS, 262K, broken again
08 Explorer EB, 195K, for the wife
still looking for another something


Posted By: BackInBlack
Date Posted: 21-March-2011 at 12:11PM
This is a great idea!   Thanks for the tip.   Problem is mine completely broke apart and its missing pieces now.   Since mine is a desert car, the rubber is so brittle due to the heat.  I'll have to get some salvage pieces and try this tip.
Thanks.


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-John
1973 GTS


Posted By: iangj
Date Posted: 21-March-2011 at 2:30PM
Now if I can only find this "plasti-dip" up here!!

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Ian Glyn-Jones
Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Wish I had My Baby Back


Montego GT Registry
Forum; http://mmgt.forumchitchat.com/


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 21-March-2011 at 3:04PM
Here's their website.  http://www.plastidip.com/ - http://www.plastidip.com/
Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: stanman
Date Posted: 22-March-2011 at 8:15AM
I think Canadian Tire carries it.


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 22-March-2011 at 8:23AM
Those look fantastic! I'm going to try it out on a few parts next weekend. Thanks for the great tip!

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Joe
1972 Mom's Squire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)


Posted By: iangj
Date Posted: 22-March-2011 at 8:38AM
Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

I think Canadian Tire carries it.


I'll have to check that out. Damn, I was just there to get some paint.


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Ian Glyn-Jones
Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Wish I had My Baby Back


Montego GT Registry
Forum; http://mmgt.forumchitchat.com/



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