Evaporator case finish

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Timonator, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Timonator

    Timonator Silver Level contributor

    What is the best finish for restoring an evaporator case. I was thinking about sanding it and clearcoating it. Any good advice ?
  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    That is the way. Start with some fine sandpaper. Satin clear gets the best look to original.
  3. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    If you dont have satin clear, use gloss clear, and when dry, rub with 0000 steel wool.
  4. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    Use 0000 steel wool, rub lightly.

    Hit it with a few light cocoats of Eastwood Satin Clear.
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I have usd the Krylon clear at the local hardware store. Most times I just need to clean the case with simple green and water and did not even need to sand them.
  6. Timonator

    Timonator Silver Level contributor

    The fiberglass is really dried out and there are rust stains from the pos bracket. Did you remove the bracket and re rivet it ?
  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I always leave the bracket on and paint it by itself by covering the rest with paper and tape.
  8. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Hey, I see this is an old post, but I was thinking of asking the same question. Can you clear coat the heater core and AC suitcase fiberglass box? And by the looks of this thread, you can. Thanks!
  9. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    I just cleaned mine and gave it a hand polish...not fond of clear painted parts for a driver car...it will peel some day or get discolored. the box is very close to the exhaust
  10. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    I found a clear coat in the hi temp engine paint version.

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