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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:17 pm

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Petrol melts RTF over time
Didn't know that. thanks for the update, now I need to find fuel-proof sealants!


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Post by TrevorG » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Permashield sealants are advertised as fuel proof.



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Post by Steve_S » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:55 pm

A little job I needed to do was make to make the wipers clear the screen the blades fitted are rubbish
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So I modded the wiper arms to take the hook style fitting the steel is proof of concept ill get some arms to mod, or make the ends from stainless
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Iv gain a good high over the old ones a much better view from the inside
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Iv got a 16" one on the drivers side and a 14 " on passenger with a gap when parked
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Post by Steve_S » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:14 pm

The electric windows on the car work but like in molasses, I acquired two replacement window mechanism one just needed new brushes the other well it was well lumpy looked inside and found dried out grease cleaned out and rebuilt ill fit them in a couple of weeks
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Post by Steve_S » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:45 pm

I was looking at the lower seat belt mountings the bottom of the plates have rusted through I was pointed in the direction of a post as a method of repair but required cutting a big hole in the sill area but as the car has been re sprayed its not an option so iv gone at the repair in a different fashion.

I used a reciprocating saw to cut through the twin roll over bars
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So I cut off the rusty plate section and soaked the remaining parts in
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Which eats rust iv used other methods but im liking this one
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So i made a new plate out of some 5mm steel [all I had in stock] turned down some steel bar to make small joining bars which have been plug welded in the tube on the belt mounting section and have welded captive nuts to the plate to secure it to the chassis and will plug weld the joining bar to the tubes in the car. also made some large washes to secure the plate
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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:55 pm

Usual advice is to cut a big hole on the outside if the paint is poor, or a big hole on the inside if the paint is good :D


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Post by willholderogri » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:01 pm

Cracking job


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:04 pm

Steve, great stuff, where did you get the acid front?


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Post by Steve_S » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:02 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
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Steve, great stuff, where did you get the acid front?
i got the acid from here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Phosphoric-A ... 2749.l2649



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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:03 pm

Yes, please tell us about the acid, and how you used it (immersing parts? / brush it on?)
Looks like good stuff, waste disposal might be an issue?


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Post by Steve_S » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:18 am

Old and Slow wrote:
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Yes, please tell us about the acid, and how you used it (immersing parts? / brush it on?)
Looks like good stuff, waste disposal might be an issue?

Mostly immersing parts iv used it on a rag to wipe parts aided with a wire brush. Not had to dispose of any yet just let it settle filter crud out and re use.
I sometimes use the Electrolysis method [similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqGDVul-jU] but its line of sight and dosent get the rust off the inside of things



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Post by David Tew » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:58 am

It's really good stuff but use it with care and don't believe the "safe on metal surfaces" statement. I used it to remove rust from some feeler gauges and now I can't measure anything less than 5 thou! :shock:

It certainly removed the rust. :lol:


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Post by willholderogri » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:14 am

Old and Slow wrote:
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Yes, please tell us about the acid, and how you used it (immersing parts? / brush it on?)
Looks like good stuff, waste disposal might be an issue?
I will look up disposal tommorow at work .the perks of a science and DT technician. It will probrably be dilution with water untill neutral.


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:19 pm

phosphoric acid any spills can be mopped up with cat litter and neutralised with sodium carbonate


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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:04 pm

Thanks, that sounds OK; the Missus has lots of bicarb in the cupboard - will work twice as good!! :?


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