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Old 14-07-2020, 18:06   #151
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Well, no pictures yet, but things are moving. Not fast enough, but moving. Still in the process of removing the paint to get to bare metal. 50% of the surfaces are easy to work on, but the rest is a pain. I've gone through 300 worth of 3M brushes, and not finished.

In hindsight I would have made better choices in brushes, since each works best in X or Y situation.

I have done about 65% of the whole car, but the remaining 35% is the hardest. I will post pictures once its finished and also because the ones I took don't make it justice. Hard to get on camera shiny metal!
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Old 14-07-2020, 22:35   #152
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Feel the pain guys,its some task with hand power tools and wire wheels.
Rust/paint removal pads were really good on flat surfaces.My arms were broke for months after doing my Evo.Clean it all back and 95% is mint under it all.Nice project,I did enjoy doing my car.
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Old 15-07-2020, 06:06   #153
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Feel the pain guys,its some task with hand power tools and wire wheels.
Rust/paint removal pads were really good on flat surfaces.My arms were broke for months after doing my Evo.Clean it all back and 95% is mint under it all.Nice project,I did enjoy doing my car.
Yea its quite hard. Un-even surfaces are a pain. Here is a few of the axial and radial brushes I use (there is more we cannot see):



I quite enjoy it, I mean there was no underseal like a lot of UK evos, and underneath factory paint or stone chip there is no rust, so honestly I cannot complain, but the rate at which the brushes wear is annoying (I can see money just going away with the brush dust haha).

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Old 16-07-2020, 19:56   #154
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Decided to use the boroscope today in one of the rear chassis rails. Eventho they look mint from the outside, I was curious. And sure enough there is a bit of surface rust in places. Just looked at one for now:



Now my initial idea was to use a rust converter (Fertan) and then cavity wax. But the more I read about it, the less I want to use a rust converter. The idea against is that it will convert the top surface, but the metal will continue to rust underneath.

What would be a good way to stop the surface rust that has formed there?
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After a bit of delay (partially due to the hot weather), I was finally able to apply the 1st coat. Below are pictures of the chassis prior to the coat:













There was no welding required or metal work needed

I will post pictures of the first coat later this week. Second coat will be applied on Monday!
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:28   #156
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wow impressive work...

think I need to do the same , but I dont' have the feel up to it...
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Old 06-08-2020, 14:18   #157
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wow impressive work...

think I need to do the same , but I dont' have the feel up to it...
Yea there is no shortcut if you want to do this right. Takes time and money. I've spent a lot of money on brushes and other tools alone.
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Great work! On the rear chassis rails is there a bit of rust bursting through the outer skin around the toe arm mount? It's a pain that the rust forms between the skins, I guess moisture gets trapped in there but there's not way of protecting it without cutting off the outer skin!

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Great work Matt
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In few places there is indeed what appears to be rust between the skins, but its hard to see/feel, so really I've tried to remove as much as I could from the outside and the primer/paint/anti-rust product I've used should keep it there (if there is even any, again not fully sure).

I've put the first coat (black last week), then second coat (white Monday), now have to wait until next Monday for seam seal. I've ordered the wrong one so I have to wait for the new one to come, will delay the work few days. After that 2 coats of red protection and it should be done! As well as cavity wax to finish.





Found a company in the UK to do the nickel plating of the nuts and bolts so that's covered. I've ordered full set of Ralliart bushes, hardrace ball joints, and will paint the suspension arms, subframe, so things should look fairly good under here once finished. Not up to the same level as some of the guys here, but to be will be enough
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Great result, I bet you’re happy with it. Now is the horrible part! Putting stuff back on without scratching the new paint
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Great result, I bet youre happy with it. Now is the horrible part! Putting stuff back on without scratching the new paint
Thanks Steve! Yes, 2 more coats and it will be done! I am not too afraid of scratching, being a car mechanic I would say I am quite handy and again, as the car will be used in winter, I won't be too fussed if I make a scratch
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Good man , too work
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Looks brilliant! I bet you can't wait to drive it again
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Looks brilliant! I bet you can't wait to drive it again
To be honest I've driven the car about 3000km these past 4 years so I can wait to drive it again, but one thing I'm looking for is to drive it on snow this winter, that's for sure!
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