The Saleen Forums at soec.org header image

Go Back   The Saleen Forums at soec.org > Saleen Mustang Discussions > 2005-2009 Saleen Mustang
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

2005-2009 Saleen Mustang For all S281, S302, H281 and H302 models based on the Ford S-197 Mustang platform, with the exception of the S302 PJ (see below). Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2018
slesseuer slesseuer is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Fort Thomas, KY
Posts: 2
Default Hood pins: paint bubbling

Just purchased an '05 Saleen and the paint is bubbling around the hood pins. Talked to one bodyshop, who relayed that it is due to electrolysis (metal pins/aluminum hood). Can fix, but will happen again in 3-6yrs. Anyone else have this issue? Options (buying a new hood)? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2018
Damageln Damageln is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lutz
Posts: 20
Default

You can have it fixed, but the trick is... Most shops/technicians who don't understand galvanic corrosion will treat it like a normal steel repair.
They need to take the pin and base out.
Grind material away.
Sand with 80 grit.
Primer the area.
Scuff/sand the primer.
Apply any filler if needed.
Paint hood.
When reinstalling the pins and base for the pins, it would benefit you greatly to have a gasket of sorts between the base and the hood.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2018
slesseuer slesseuer is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Fort Thomas, KY
Posts: 2
Default

Very helpful, I've got a bodyshop lined up and will relay your suggestions, specifically the gasket. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-13-2018
Damageln Damageln is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lutz
Posts: 20
Default

No problem, happy to help, I've been in the trade for 17 years
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 PM.




Orders placed through these advertiser links help to support SOEC and this website.

Tire Rack Wheel Clearance

When you buy one Valeo® ULTIMATE™ Wiper Blade from Tire Rack, you'll get one free!

Dunlop $50 Rebate


| SOEC.ORG | ABOUT SOEC | MEMBERSHIP | MERCHANDISE | LITERATURE | VEHICLE PRODUCTION | SALEEN LOCATING SERVICE | SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE | CONTACT SOEC | SOEC @ FACEBOOK |


All Original Content Copyright © 1991-2017 Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, LLC (SOEC). All Rights Reserved.
SOEC is the official independent, non-profit organization for owners and enthusiasts of vehicles by Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive, Inc.