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  • Birthday 03/18/1989


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    Blacksmith (comes in hand with the vw)

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  1. The big issue I have with the powder coating is the prep work - how well they blast the items. Back in the day. I grit blasted my own front subframe, it took a lot of work with the grit blaster to remove the pitted rust. This was a industrial grit blaster that was the size of a room. I then Zinga ( Zinc based paint) painted it, primed, then top coated. On a properly grit blasted surface, the Zinga adheres really well, recomend it. The powder coating will also be good, if the surface is prepped properly. I reckon a lot of places will only give rusty parts a light blasting.
  2. A spot of spring cleaning down the sill, since I have access.
  3. Slowly making progress ...... removing all the rust with the Deox Gel on the underside. Gravity is not in your favor so it takes about 7 goes with any steel that is pitted. If you want to remove all the rust.
  4. thats great! such a good build thread.
  5. Cant wait to see this bolted back in, it looks great. Nice work.💪
  6. I got the tank return lines replaced. Also removed all the rust and paint off the metal filler neck and painted with an enamel paint.
  7. thanks Matt and Cressa, I think I will have spent more time on my back underneath a Corrado, than driving one!
  8. Making some progress. I have been having sucess with the Deox-Gel to get back to the bare metal, I even managed to get some primer on in a couple of spots! slow progress....
  9. awesome, I look forward to seeing your refurb it
  10. thanks Cressa! I will keep you all updated as I go. Its great to have the support.
  11. thanks Chris! its good to get inspiration. Ah, almost neat.... my mixtures measures are getting stronger each time - seems to be better for getting the stuff off. Yours looks great, nice work, I bet it was a good feeling once it was done.
  12. thanks ChrisL, if you have any other products/ recomendations - I am all ears! I am currently using a brass brush the size of a toothbrush and srubbing the underside with the Surfex HD, then wiping with sponge kitchen scrubers.
  13. Hi all, Had the vehicle for 13 years this year... sitting in a storage for about 10 years, I hadn't started it in 6 years. Some fresh fuel... and it started first turn of the key - couldnt believe it. That decided the fate of the car - it had to be kept. I now have the space to work on it again. My plan is to get the whole underside sorted, fix all the rust and clean the underside ... it is proving to be a big job. These cars are very well undersealed from factory, but with the dirt and moisture in the UK and if its not cleaned, its inevitable.... rust The bits of rust that I am not cutting out, I am treating it with a rust remover. Really recomend the Bilt Hammer Products. Surfex HD for removing all the grime on the underside, you mix this with water as per your requirements. And the Deox-Gel for removing rust. I am putting the Deox-Gel on multiple times to remove the pitted rust. Its gonna be a long road to get this all cleaned up, and new metal put in.
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