Scotland - Fife, Glasgow and Edinburgh - Chassis coating

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Scotland - Fife, Glasgow and Edinburgh - Chassis coating

Post by Lysander » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:10 pm

Does anyone in the Edinburgh/Glasgow/Fife area know a good place to get your chassis waxoiled? Or is able to assist me on that matter?
I have the waxoil but no workshop, no experience in preparing the car for putting it on myself and then actually coating it...

Of course I would financially compensate you for your troubles.
Would appreciate a pointer, as the weather in Scotland does not exactly seem to be getting better at this time of year...

Many thanks in advance,
Lys



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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:38 pm

Hi Lys

I know it's not nearby for you, but I took my 5a to Wallace's Garage in Knockentiber (around 15 miles south of Glasgow) a couple of years ago to have the chassis scraped, degreased and undersealed with waxoyl and it still looks in great shape. Let me know if you do make it down this way and we'll catch up. I've been up to St Andrews a number of times in recent years for university reunions etc, but never had an opportunity to give you a buzz!

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Post by Lysander » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi Tom,
Let us definitely catch up then! And really, for within Scotland not a distance at all! Do you have any contact details for the garage that you could PM me?
Thanks a lot!



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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:20 pm

No problem - PM now sent.


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Post by Lysander » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:07 am

Thanks again Tom,

I ended up taking the car to 4 Wheels in Edinburgh instead as I just happened to get in contact with them by sheer chance.
Very good work, entire chassis treated (also on inside) with Dinitrol after meticulous cleaning and inspection.
Diagnosis: Still as good as new, even at the rear where usually all the rust from the rear window makes things rot everything was good. That is one less thing to worry about!
I cannot recommend them enough, the guys are very passionate about Scimitars. Lukas the owner has actually had a couple and is at the moment also helping out on an SE4s restoration.

Let us catch up when the weather gets better now, maybe a small coastal ride!



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Post by NRC718M » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:31 pm

Smiled when I read Tom's post. Lived in Crosshouse about 20 years ago and took my SE5 to Wallace's garage for some welding. Sandy was a top bloke and did a fantastic job for not much cash. Recommended to me by John AKA Cobrascim, from memory....



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Re: Scotland - Fife, Glasgow and Edinburgh - Chassis coating

Post by RockerPhill » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:11 am

Morning guys! How much did you pay for your waxoyling if you don't mind my asking?


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