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Why be normal?
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I am fixing the paint defects on a 02 Explorer (paint bubbling and peeling). Apparently Ford is aware of this cause there is a TSB out on this problem. It appears to be limited to the aluminum body panels, hood and front fenders. The worst part is on the front edge of the hood. I am no stranger to collision work but this is my first time at aluminum panels as most of the work I do is on older cars. I was going to sand the corrision and sand till I get to good metal, wash it good with dawn, wipe it with SPI water based cleaner, SPI epoxy, metal glaze, Seal wth reduced SPI epoxy and base/clear. Do I need to use any kind of special cleaner on the bare aluminum? Thanks in advance.
 

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Of course it's fast
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Hmm not sure about cars but when i took aviation sheetmetal classes we aleays treated it with some sort of anti corosion stuff before painting. Read up on aircraft sheetmetal, it will say what it's called. It has a yellowish color to it.
 
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