1983-1993 COUGAR 1984-1992 MARK VII 1984-1993 TOPAZ 1985-1989 TRACER 1986 MARQUIS 1986-1993 SABLE 1988-1993 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR 1989-1993 GRAND MARQUIS 1991-1993 TRACER 1993 MARK VIII
1983-1993 RANGER 1986-1993 AEROSTAR 1987-1990 BRONCO II 1988-1993 F SUPER DUTY, F-47 1991-1993 ECONOLINE, EXPLORER 1992-1993 F-150-350 SERIES 1993 VILLAGER
1991-1993 CARGO SERIES, F & B SERIES, L SERIES
The clearcoat layer of the basecoat/clearcoat paint system may "microcheck" (crack and erode), turn white, flake or peel off the vehicle. This condition is noticeable on the horizontal surfaces only.
Inspect the vehicle and if repair is necessary, refer to the following procedure for service details. This is a wet on wet procedure. Sanding is not required after the seal coat is applied.
READ THE ENTIRE SERVICE REPAIR PROCEDURE BEFORE STARTING REPAIRS.
ALWAYS WEAR A NIOSH/OSHA RECOMMENDED VAPOR/PARTICULATE RESPIRATOR AND USE OTHER RECOMMENDED SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
Wash the vehicle with soap and water.
Verify clearcoat to basecoat or primer adhesion by applying a 2" wide masking tape strip on all horizontal body panels.
Pull the tape up quickly
Inspect the adhesive side for paint removal.
IF PAINT WAS REMOVED DURING TAPE TEST, THE ENTIRE CLEARCOAT AND BASECOAT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE PANEL.
Wipe down the areas to be repainted with wax and grease remover.
BASF product #900 PreKleano or equivalent
Sand the affected surface with 150/240 grit sand paper. Remove only clearcoat and colorcoat, featheredge areas with 320 grit paper.
DO NOT REMOVE SPRAY PRIMER OR E-COAT.
Blow off the area to remove loose dust or debris.
Wipe the sanded surface with wax or grease remover.
BASF product #901 Prekleano or equivalent
Tack off area.
Mix and apply one coat of epoxy primer for adhesion and let dry per manufacturer's label instruction (20 - 30 minutes).
BASF product #DE 15, PA16, PR80 or equivalent
DO NOT SAND THE NEWLY PRIMED AREAS.
Mix and apply two coats of the appropriate colored primer surface sealer.
BASF product # DP 21, Solo Color 1:1, then 2 parts of mixture 1 part DH 60, 30% PR80 or equivalent.
Mix and apply 2 coats or until hiding of basecoat per manufacturer's label instructions. Apply first coat to repair area only. Apply second coat over entire area. Allow a minimum of 15 minutes flash time before applying the clearcoat.
BASF # Diamont Basecoat Color and Diamont Reducer 1:1 or equivalent.
Mix and apply 2 coats of urethane clearcoat per manufacturer's label instructions.