Cleaning up the body on my 1971 Montreal before it heads off for paint
Hello mtbjeff, This is such a neat sight. If it was acid dipped, I would be interested in what you did exactly as my chassis is being dipped this week (google “carblast.de Facebook Montreal“ if anyone is interested). It would also be reassuring as it proves it can be dipped without damaging the factory tin in the lower corners of the windscreen which I was told is a small risk. Are you going to have it electro coated as well? Cheers, Christian
Tha was probably true for the pre 1960's cars....but the Montreal, GT Junior and GTV's were definitely dipped. The large holes in the floor pan that are plugged with the rubber bungs are there for this very reason...drainage. As well there are openings in the lower flange of the sills that will allow liquids to drain out. The site below has photos of this and a nice little slideshow of other interesting Montreal photos.......especially as these old cars were not (I believe) designed for dipping as more modern cars were so there would be drain holes, etc....
Not sure you may be talking about HCL Hydrochloric acid which I don't know much about except I don't like for use in rust removal. I prefer Molasas solution for rust removal as they used back in the old days, but it can get stinky and stains your hands.Steve is the usage of an acidic neutralizer the answer after the dipping process? I used to use acetic acid otherwise know as Vinegar on the gear that was dipped in the stripping tank, it was first thoroughly pressure washed with water then sprayed with vinegar.