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98-4-4
  • PAINT – ANTI-CHIP STONE ABRASION UNDERCOAT – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: MARCH 2, 1998

FORD:
1998 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1998 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER
LIGHT TRUCK:
1997 AEROSTAR
1998 ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F SUPER DUTY, F-150, F-250 LD, MOUNTAINEER, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, VILLAGER, WINDSTAR
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK:
1998 F & B SERIES

ISSUE:

There may be some difficulty in matching the texture of the OEM Anti-chip Stone Abrasion material to repair materials when servicing.

ACTION:

Remove the affected material, apply repair material, and paint. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

WARNING:WEAR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WHENEVER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR CONDITIONS EXIST IN THE SHOP.

Areas that have been treated with Anti-chip Stone Abrasion materials show more textured appearance than the other painted areas of the body. Areas of application are the rocker panels and areas fore and aft of the rear wheels. Ford uses two types of stone abrasion materials, urethane (orange peel appearance) and PVC (smooth appearance). When repairs are needed, the coating must be removed from the entire side of the vehicle. No spot repairs can be performed on this material.

NOTE:THIS PROCEDURE HIGHLIGHTS BASF STONE ABRASION MATERIAL; HOWEVER, OTHER MATERIALS LISTED BELOW MAY BE USED. ANY FORD APPROVED PAINT SYSTEM CAN BE USED.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Thoroughly wash the vehicle with soap and warm water. Power wash any heavy deposits of grime.
  2. Remove all traces of grease, wax, and oil with Glasurit 541-5 Silicone and Tar Remover.
  3. Sand previously painted areas with 240/P320 grit sand paper.
  4. Wipe the area clean with a pre-paint cleaner, then wipe with tack cloth.

    NOTE:ALL BODY FILLER MUST BE PRIMED BEFORE STONE ABRASION MATERIAL IS APPLIED. FOLLOW RECOMMENDED FLASH TIME FOR PRIMER MATERIALS.

  5. Mix and spray one (1) full wet coat of epoxy primer.

    NOTE:THE AMOUNT OF TEXTURE IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON APPLICATION TECHNIQUE AND SPRAY EQUIPMENT. USE A GRAVITY FEED GUN WITH 2.2mm TIP SIZE. FOLLOW RECOMMENDED FLASH TIME. ALLOW MATERIAL TO DRY BEFORE TOPCOATING. BAKE TIME 30 MINUTES AT 60C (140F) OR INFRA-RED LIGHT 7-20 MINUTES. AIR DRY 2 HOURS. REMOVE ANY OVERSPRAY WITHIN 15 MINUTES WITH A DAMP SPONGE (WATER) OR WIPE WITH 352-91 REDUCER. CLEAN SPRAY EQUIPMENT IMMEDIATELY WITH WATER.

  6. Spray one (1) or two (2) full wet coat(s) of ready-to-spray Anti-chip Stone Abrasion material.
  7. Mix and spray Ford approved basecoat material to hiding. Follow recommended flash time.
  8. Mix and spray two (2) full wet coats of Ford approved clearcoat material. Follow recommended flash time.

    FORD APPROVED – EXAMPLE
    GLASURIT PRODUCT NUMBERS – METAL SYSTEM – GLOBAL
    DescriptionProduct Number
    Primer801-1552
    Activator965-32/2
    Thinner352-50, 352-91, 352-216
    BasecoatL55
    Activator355-55
    Thinner352-50, 352-91, 352-216
    Clearcoat923-94
    Activator929-81, 929-83, 929-84
    Thinner352-50, 352-91, 352-216

    Anti-chip Stone Abrasion Materials:

    • Glasurit 1109-1240-6 Stone Chip Protector
    • Gravi-tex
    • Dominion Shure Seal Gravel Gard III
    • Dominion Shure Seal Rocker Gard 8949
    • 3M Rocker Schutz
    • 3M Rocker Gard II
    • PPG RoadGard DX54
    • Spies Hecker Stone Chip Protector 7100-7104

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

106000