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GB386 rebuild under way.

 
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Captainbeaky



Joined: 23 Jan 2014
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Location: Madeira, Portugal

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: GB386 rebuild under way. Reply with quote

Best place for pics is on my FB page.
@paradiseengineeringmadeira

The galv Richards chassis has been t-washed, etch primed and painted with epoxy mastic.

It's a bit rougher/more textured finish than I'd like - looks a little like the old bitumen paint that never sets, but by heck its strong stuff - it's "bounce hammer" hard! I'll gladly sacrifice a bit of chassis shine for durability.

Rear crossmember was spray painted gloss black - it's too shiny - so I'll rub it down and spray it Matt black.

The vehicle dismantling progresses well - with over 2kg of old audio kit and wiring removed, it's looking a lot neater behind the dash.

So far no really nasty rusted bolts, but is suppose that will change when I get to the undersides...

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2013 Honda NC700X
2005 Honda XR250R
2007 Smart ForTwo Turbo.
2010 VW Transporter camper.
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Romadog2004



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your rear cross member suggest you use 'Chassis In One' from Buzzweld. It leaves a perfect matt finish as when new. it comes in a spray can and dries quickly too.
http://www.buzzweld.co.uk/chassis-black-satin-cio-chassis-in-one-aerosol-400ml-58-p.html
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Captainbeaky



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that.
I'll see if I can get some sent out.
Unfortunately, aerosols can't be flown in, so it will have to come by land...
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2005 Honda XR250R
2007 Smart ForTwo Turbo.
2010 VW Transporter camper.
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