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Restoring a Greasy rusty air Cleaner.

I did some work on my air cleaner in preparation for the snorkel. I did have a lot of time to work on the Bronco or I would have focused on getting the rear seal switched out.

I purchased the Por 15 Engine painting kit it was adout $52 with shipping. I could have gone a cheaper but the air cleaner is really greasy and rusty. The kit comes with every thing you need to complete a whole engine. Here is the a pick of the kit and the air Cleaner.

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POR-15 is a Primmer that is supposed to stop rust permanently when used correctly.
How POR-15 is not a one and done process. The POR-15 is the third step in the process
The surface need to be degreased, The a metal Prep needs sprayed on and allowed to completely dry. Then the POR-15 is applied.

I started by giving the air cleaner good scrubbing with a brass wire brush to knock off loose paint and rust.
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Then I sprayed the air cleaner with the Marine clean which is the degreaser.
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This stuff is tuff stuff. Here is the air cleaner degreased.

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Step 2 Metal Ready is a metal prep that neutralizes rust etches metal and leave a coating on Zinc behind.
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Here is the After

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Step 3 POR-15

I brushed on the POR 15 with the Supplied brushes. Here are some PICs of them painted
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I had to stopped and did not get to finish the air cleaner. POR-15 takes up to 4 hr to dry.
I will be finishing off the air cleaner off with an Engine enamel. The enamels color is Ford Corporate Blue. I will post the pics once I have finished Painting it.
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nice job. that metal ready stuff really works good.
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The pic don't even do it justice. I was suprized by how well it worked the rust just desloved.
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nice looks good
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I would've scoured the junkyards bafore dealing with that stuff. It looks good.
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I got the air Cleaner form the junk 78 F250 form my parts guy. These are tought to find in the junk yards around were I am.
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Nice work James.
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Well I Got the engine Enamel on the Air Cleaner. It is not absolutely perfect but It is the Best I could do with a Brush. This is better then what I started with.

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