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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 09:20 AM Thread Starter

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Strut tower brace color?

My battery cracked open and got battery acid on my strut tower brace (that was mint mind you) and now I have black spots all over it where it ate the paint off. Does anybody know the paint or powder color code so I can have it re-done?
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subscribed, would like to know myself. When I bough mine it was scuffed pretty bad. I've just left it for now. Would like to paint it. I do see where it rubs the hood insulation, so I think it's going to need to be cleared.

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Not sure what the color is, but you could buy a new one from Ford Performance for fairly cheap. It's the V6 strut tower brace.

Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to get the Bullitt plaque off of the current one without destroying it, so that may not be a good idea...

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Not sure what the color is, but you could buy a new one from Ford Performance for fairly cheap. It's the V6 strut tower brace.

Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to get the Bullitt plaque off of the current one without destroying it, so that may not be a good idea...
I had thought about that option as well, but removing the plaque does concern me. So thanks for clarifying I would ruin it, lol.
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I've got mine painted Dupli-Color engine aluminum. Remove strut brace,Tape off plaque and scuff up with some green scotch brite, clean with alcohol and paint/



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I had thought about that option as well, but removing the plaque does concern me. So thanks for clarifying I would ruin it, lol.
When I was at Ford Racing, we had a guy call in whose Bullitt had been in a crash and the brace was damaged, but not the plaque. He ordered a new brace and then could not get the old plaque off. Wound up bending it and ruining it.

They are affixed to the brace with some serious adhesive - to reduce the chances of people buying a wrecked on the making a clone.

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Just a follow up to this, is there anyone who makes replacement number plaques for the strut brace? If I bought a Ford Racing one and wanted to put the plaque on it type deal. Just curious.
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Just a follow up to this, is there anyone who makes replacement number plaques for the strut brace? If I bought a Ford Racing one and wanted to put the plaque on it type deal. Just curious.
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JMO, but it's going to be a shade of grey/gray (whichever spelling's preferred) and getting it dialed-in 100% is probably not too terribly important. If it was me, I'd take it to a good coater and have them try to match color the best they can. Powdercoating's the better option...IMO...vs. re-paint. Let us know if/how you elect to get this fixed.


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Thanks, I saw a similar post with the "replica" plates and I may order some up just to have. It's a decent option.
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JMO, but it's going to be a shade of grey/gray (whichever spelling's preferred) and getting it dialed-in 100% is probably not too terribly important. If it was me, I'd take it to a good coater and have them try to match color the best they can. Powdercoating's the better option...IMO...vs. re-paint. Let us know if/how you elect to get this fixed.
I am going to leave it alone until I decide what I'm going to do in terms of a supercharger. chances are I'll have it powder-coated as close as I can. At least I know it will be durable.
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