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Old 18-10-2017, 08:36   #1
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Evo 5 Sprint Car - Underside Restoration

After owning my Evo for around 5 years and giving it a fair bit of abuse on track days and at sprints, I thought it was due some tlc. Phil Sparky the previous owner looked after the car well with plenty of underseal but there are still a few patches of rust visable, so my plan is to take next year off competing and complete a full underside restoration in my garage at home.

My current plan involves
Stripping underside parts which I will clean and restore over the winter period. I am taking lots of pictures as well as tracking hours spent. I am hoping to de-rust all nuts and bolts and plate them myself in my shed.

Having seen lots of good reviews I will strip all the underseal and old paint back to metal using an mbx stripper tool and repaint using rust bullet in spring 2018, then use the summer of 2018 to build the car back up. I am hoping to add a Racefab rear sub frame as part of the rebuild.

Hopefully this steady schedule should give me plenty of time as I need to fit everything around work and family commitments so I will post updates as things progress.

I just wanted to say a big thanks to Chris (Redrooster) for his advice, chatting to me about planning and potential problems from his fantastic restoration.

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Old 18-10-2017, 08:37   #2
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Started to clean a few bits up. The Ohlins had socks on them so came up like new.

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I tackled the arms with degreaser, a wire brush and a pressure washer which came up better than expected.

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You deserve a medal for tackling that in such a small space.

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Tell me about it! The wife wasn't too pleased at me converting the conservatory into a 'parts storage facility'

Plating kit on order so will give you a try Friday Dave
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Looks a great thread will be keeping an eye on this as I am thinking about doing the underside on my 6. Would be good to know how you get on with the MBX as I have been looking at getting one.
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I will let you know how I get on
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Good luck with the resto , I did mine in 2012 a right ball ache ... it had never had underseal on so was straight forward ... I used 1 gallon of paint and 1 gallon of clear waxoyle .
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Nice one Nick. Been a good car to you so worth preserving
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Good luck with the resto , I did mine in 2012 a right ball ache ... it had never had underseal on so was straight forward ... I used 1 gallon of paint and 1 gallon of clear waxoyle .
Thanks Richard, getting some of the rusted and sealed bolts off was a right pain, like 30mins for 1 bolt but I think I am through the worst of the strip down.

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Thanks Ross, I have a feeling I will be using you for a few parts
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like to see these,

cant wait to see the finished product
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Zinc plating kit arrived this week so thought I would have a bash. Great fun and I am really pleased with the results. Thanks to Dave-cee for chatting to me about his setup.

Basic process involves-

A really good clean of the item
Soak overnight in Bilt Hammer Deo-x to remove rust
Soak for 30mins plus in hot de-greaser in an old slow cooker
Acid pickle dip
Plate c30mins
Nitric acid dip
Blue passivator dip
Dry with a hairdryer
Hang over radiator to dry of a couple of hours

Kit setup took a couple of hours to set up but it was quiet easy when you get into a rhythm.

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Various nuts and bolts

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Not too bad for a weekends work. Loads still to do though!

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Go on, admit it, you're looking around for anything you could plate?

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that's super cool, I have lots of bits I'd like to plate! how much was the kit?
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Go on, admit it, you're looking around for anything you could plate?

Ha ha, loads still to do on the car so I need to get through that 1st. Thanks for the chat though!

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that's super cool, I have lots of bits I'd like to plate! how much was the kit?
Its was £108 although I got the big kit. There is a link to Daves thread above which has the company details on
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