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achaddy
06-03-2006, 02:09 AM
Need to do a bit of touching up on the underside and wheel arches of the 348 and was wondering what people prefere. Have searched tinternet and found lots of options. Good market in the states it seems but not so much choice over here. Hammerite looks like an option.
Appreciate your ideas chaps.

Fraccie
06-03-2006, 09:23 AM
Need to do a bit of touching up on the underside and wheel arches of the 348 and was wondering what people prefere. Have searched tinternet and found lots of options. Good market in the states it seems but not so much choice over here. Hammerite looks like an option.
Appreciate your ideas chaps.


Hammerite is very brittle and cracks easy,try some chassis black from here(assuming you want black)................

http://www.frost.co.uk/productList.asp?catID=24

dasadrew
06-03-2006, 01:32 PM
Have searched tinternet......

are you from Yorkshire then?:grin:

On a serious note, the tins of Hammerite that I've bought say "not for automotive applications" on them !!!!

To be honest, Hammerite is great for single items like toolboxes but it's a weird paint. It reacts with other paints and other paints react with it.

FART (Frost Auto Restoration Techniques) do have quite a good range of alternatives. I'd consider, however, getting some 2-pack paint as it's then resistent against solvents. In my experience, it's the primer you use which determines the quality. If you apply paint-on-paint it's very likely to chip off. Sand back the old area to provide a key and definitely use some primer first.

Terry
06-03-2006, 02:06 PM
I use Hycote Stone Guard. As the name suggests, it resists stone chips and dries with a slightly flexible almost matt finish. Easy to apply.
I use Dinitrol RC 900 Rust off primer to kill/seal rust (remove loose paint/surface and not necessary to go to bare metal) which is available from Frost prior to paint application.
Time will tell if it is any good but initial results are fine.

MalcH
06-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Sorry to (slightly) hi-jack the thread but am considering re Waxoyling mine. It is a ****ty job and therefore before taking the plunge and creating a bit of a mess at home, has anybody had experience of having it done professionally?

Philjay50
06-03-2006, 03:21 PM
Sorry to (slightly) hi-jack the thread but am considering re Waxoyling mine. It is a ****ty job and therefore before taking the plunge and creating a bit of a mess at home, has anybody had experience of having it done professionally?
Malc, you wus, get your old clothes on and get it done,never mind the mess.

dasadrew
06-03-2006, 04:44 PM
Sorry to (slightly) hi-jack the thread but am considering re Waxoyling mine. It is a ****ty job and therefore before taking the plunge and creating a bit of a mess at home, has anybody had experience of having it done professionally?

Get yerself under the car! :thumbsup: This is how my "other" one's floorpan looks like:

Andy HLS
06-03-2006, 07:04 PM
I did the waxol last year,I used the pump spray aplicator, me the car the garage got into an allfull mess,but once cleaned up and finished looked really good,Be prepared to through away what ever you were wearing.:grin:

Andy.

PAUL V
06-03-2006, 07:31 PM
Get yerself under the car! :thumbsup: This is how my "other" one's floorpan looks like:

Mk1 Escort RS Drew ?

dasadrew
06-03-2006, 07:41 PM
Mk1 Escort RS Drew ?
Close! (Mk2 RS)

MalcH
07-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Malc, you wus, get your old clothes on and get it done,never mind the mess.

you know I am a wuss and afraid of hard messy work.

I will just have to get my daughter to do and threaten her with no pocket money.

achaddy
10-03-2006, 01:49 AM
Sorry guys for starting a thread and then dissapearing:sleeping:

Anyway, Looks like frost people had plenty of choice, thanks for putting me onto them, and I have gone for the por15 products. They look pretty good. Hope to have the work done by the Cotswolds meet as I have the fezza on axle stands for the next week while I get the wheels refurbished.:grin:

No doubt a few pics will be taken and a few scouser references will be made:laugh:

stevew
10-03-2006, 10:47 AM
Sorry to (slightly) hi-jack the thread but am considering re Waxoyling mine. It is a ****ty job and therefore before taking the plunge and creating a bit of a mess at home, has anybody had experience of having it done professionally?

I'm a great believer in waxoyl,use the clear inside the doors,boot,bonnet etc and the black on the underside.Pull off all the wheelarch liners and use the black waxoyl there.

MalcH
10-03-2006, 02:27 PM
I'm a great believer in waxoyl,use the clear inside the doors,boot,bonnet etc and the black on the underside.Pull off all the wheelarch liners and use the black waxoyl there.

Blinkin eck Steve you know what a lazy get I am!

achaddy
10-03-2006, 03:59 PM
I'm a great believer in waxoyl,use the clear inside the doors,boot,bonnet etc and the black on the underside.Pull off all the wheelarch liners and use the black waxoyl there.

Trouble is i am really looking at areas where bare metal is exposed and I thought the waxoyl was more of an after treatment.

stevew
10-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Trouble is i am really looking at areas where bare metal is exposed and I thought the waxoyl was more of an after treatment.

Yes you are right,for bare metal use a good zinc primer a good seam sealer for any open joints and the stone guard Terry suggest's is as good as anything to go over the top.

Deffo worth applying some waxoyl on top of this though.

Tip if anyone is going to waxoyl their car especially inside box sections etc,is to warm up the waxoyl before you apply it.This makes the waxoyl thinner and helps to make it run into all the hard to get to places.

Fraccie
10-03-2006, 04:35 PM
Yes you are right,for bare metal use a good zinc primer a good seam sealer for any open joints and the stone guard Terry suggest's is as good as anything to go over the top.

Deffo worth applying some waxoyl on top of this though.

Tip if anyone is going to waxoyl their car especially inside box sections etc,is to warm up the waxoyl before you apply it.This makes the waxoyl thinner and helps to make it run into all the hard to get to places.

You can mix it with white spirit as well Steve,for that really pleasant three week aroma ...............yum..........:smile: :smile: :smile:

Terry
10-03-2006, 08:16 PM
This is the finish from what I used.

achaddy
10-03-2006, 09:28 PM
This is the finish from what I used.

Ohhww. Looks like a good job. I was going to brush it on.