Keeping the chassis in good order

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Keeping the chassis in good order

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Just thinking ahead to jobs that need doing in the not so distant future.

My chassis was powder coated, but after 7 years it's starting to get past its best in the odd place. What's the best course of action to repair the patches with some surface rust before it gets a hold? Any tips for maintaining it normally?

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Re: Keeping the chassis in good order

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The crossflow used to do a fairly good job of stopping my chassis rusting!

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:lol: :lol: I used to have a Land Rover like that - the engine kept the front outriggers nice and protected while a small hole in the diesel tank took care of the rear crossmember!

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Simply rub the surface rust and peeling powder coat off then wash off with clean water. Dry and treat 2 coats of BILTHAMBER 80 , about an hour apart or more. Next day Hammerite -- job done.
Google it for website and info , I use it on mine plus any suspension bits I make for people .
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Good advice, thanks Rob.

Wishing that Alec had chosen black powder coating rather than navy blue as it's going to look a bit patchy whatever I do, but better than ignoring it!

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josephmoore wrote:Good advice, thanks Rob.

Wishing that Alec had chosen black powder coating rather than navy blue as it's going to look a bit patchy whatever I do, but better than ignoring it!
Hammerite comes in several colours :) I use the smooth not the old original stuff that has goldy trails through it :wink:
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.

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