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clubstylus - View topic - Keeping the chassis in good order
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 Keeping the chassis in good order 
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Post Keeping the chassis in good order
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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Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:38 pm
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Post Re: Keeping the chassis in good order
The crossflow used to do a fairly good job of stopping my chassis rusting!


Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:36 pm
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Post Re: Keeping the chassis in good order
: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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Post Re: Keeping the chassis in good order
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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Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:00 pm
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Post Re: Keeping the chassis in good order
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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