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Thread: The Restoration Of VIN: 4546 81 DMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    Do you know what they are or what caused them? ( ie rust, chemical stains from the fire retardant, etc.)
    They are brown spots like rust. You can remove them by using the scotch brite. But when u look hard enough u can still some of the residue when you remove them fully. I did the entire car except the hood still need a full hour for that. Im thinking if i use like windex to scrub on the stainless or bar keepers friend?


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    I see. I was able to remove a rust stain completely using the gray blending pad so I don't have experience with stubborn residue. I have also had great luck wet sanding with oxalic acid on stainless to remove rust, but I haven't tried it on the surface of the grained panels, so I can't recommend it as tried and true technique yet.

    I found 2 threads that may help. They are for removing scratches, but contain related advice. Bar Keepers Friend cleaner was mentioned.

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?48...cratch-in-hood
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?36...ning-Stainless

    Other than that, perhaps someone else can provide their thoughts.

    Good luck with the task.
    Dana

    Delorean status: Exterior and Interior finished. Refurbishing the transmission.

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    Hey guys, finally purchased the front and rear calipers with pads and crossed drilled slotted rotors from john @specialtauto.. Also bought the coolant expansion tank kit! More stuff to come anyways i came across this limited artwork done by kelly telfer, i was told this is an original #9/250 signed and dated 1983. The detail put into it is just gorgeous!




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    That's an awesome find

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    Nice picture!
    Dana

    Delorean status: Exterior and Interior finished. Refurbishing the transmission.

    Pictures and comments of my restoration journey are in the albums section on my profile.

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    So new update, as it has been storming in the bay area for a few days. Went to autozone and picked up the premier eagle starter. I am pleased! After installation it fired up in one click with a jump! Hearing the exhaust Brings back memories of my childhood days where my father would be zooming playing call me by blondie. Still waiting for all my calipers and goodies from SPECIALTAUTO. To do another update


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    Huh, running pretty darn smooth for the first start. Congrats!
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
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    New starter look very nice, the size comparison is pretty awesome

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    Update: 12/31/15

    Just got all my parts in from SpecialTAuto, cross drilled rotors, assembled calipers front and rear with assembled parking brakes, ss braided brake lines, ss coolant resevoir.

    Was only able to install the SS coolant tank, and take some of the surface rust on the hood. Anyways it was a productive day before work lol




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    Update 1/3/16

    Just did some brake work, fronts for now. Installed my SS braided brake lines, Cross drilled rotors, and calipers already loaded. Going to try and tackle the rear soft hose brake line. Removing the brake lines wasn't difficult i was pleased, used "freeze off" its really good as a liquid pentrator i used it all the time when i was tech for subaru and toyota great stuff! One whack and the brake lines were out! Hopefully the rears are good, looks like the location is a bit difficult with the trans being in the way.


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