I just found this post after replying to your PM regarding the rocker moldings. Yes, our export person (Roy) can inspect the moldings for you prior to shipment, as these are certainly cosmetic items and scratches/dents would not be acceptible.
Regarding your radiator, I'm not here to make excuses, but to hopefully frame context. Stock replacement radiators, as a product-category, have never come with ready-for-concours paint. In fact, back when Modine was building copper/brass radiators here in the U.S., it was quite common for them to plastic-bag the radiators while the paint was still WET, and you'd have plastic stuck all over the tanks. Ford radiators (NOS) often come out of the box with the paint full of sand or dirt. Ford's supplier never cared, nor did Ford, because it was a radiator, a part that they considered functional, not cosmetic.
Even the original radiator in my 1,200-original-mile 1966 Mustang is a sloppily-built unit. Dirt in the paint on the straps, and solder slopped all over the straps and the upper tank. That's what Ford installed on the assembly line in 1966.
In all my years being involved in numerous restorations for our own collection, I've never once pulled a new radiator out of a box, and not had to refinish it prior to installation. Even NOS Ford radiators, we've had to re-finish them all.
All that said, I am disappointed that US Radiator shipped us a radiator with the paint all crinkly in that area. We do not break into sealed boxes to inspect (because it gives customers the impression that they've bought a radiator that someone else returned if the factory-box is torn open and re-sealed), so we wouldn't have caught that going out the door. The paint should have been better... But... I still think you'd want to refinish the radiator before installing anyhow. I do not understand the comment about "goop" on the top, so I can't comment on that.
I'm sorry that you are not happy with the radiator. U.S. Radiator is basically the last remaining manufacturer here in the States building copper/brass radiators. Our experience with them over the years has been extremely positive, using high-quality cores, solid construction and excellent heat-exchange performance. What it may lack in aesthetics, it should make-up for in durability and performance. Cosmetically I've always found them to be quite good out-of-the-box, but the one you received is an exception to that, I'll give you that. But even if it had been typical of what I've seen before, you'd still be doing some sanding and re-painting for a concours-quality job.
I hope this allays some of your anxiety with us moving forward. We are very quality-minded here. But realistically, over my years of selling radiators, rarely does one come out of the box ready to install if you're doing a concours restoration. For drivers? Sure, you can drop it right in. But not if your going the concours route, they always need some further attention. The radiator manufacturers have never built them to that standard.
I was in touch with Burton in May this year as well.
They anounced end of the year. Last week I asked again...answer: still a couple of monthes to go. Sing a song.....
To be honest, I'm not convinced about the quality NPD delivers, at least what I got on my radiator. Crincle black paint, horrible. And it seems that the top is poured/filled with something. Payed a huge amount of money for that part. I'm very disappointed. Really not what germans consider as high quality made in USA.
See my threat "what is the most correct radiator and fan shroud for my 67" (in Concours Forum) and the pictures.
If you promise me to send only rockers without any damages, scratches, bendings, than I would think about....Left side NOS, right side Golden Legion (if it matches...), or both sides GL.
Had a pair of Corvex in my hands bought from a german dealer, sent it back. Far to thin! Could imagine to see the clipses on the a-surface when assembled.
In the time being I'm still looking for a NOS pair, or really high quality rocker moldings.