Posts Tagged ‘Coating’

Second Coat

Posted: 27th October 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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All the parts are now on their second coat of POR15 rust prevention paint. I flatted down the first coat which has helped even up some of the surface imperfections ans should give a good key for the second coat. Once that’s had time to cure I’ll paint them up with some chassis coat black.

A Little Progress

Posted: 24th October 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Spent a few hours today working on things. I degreased the gearbox mounting bracket, brake servo and servo mounting bracket. They were all filthy. Once all the gunk was taken off the parts, one of the brake linkage arms actually turned out to be made of brass.

Also cleaned the Wishbones. The wishbones were only fitted last year when I had new balljoints fitted and added Polybushes to them. One of the wishbones was brand new. Both have started to rust up and the new arm is almost as bad as the old one. Clearly the stock powdercoat is rubbish!

All parts were then cleaned up and any rust taken back to the bare metal. Everything was then well keyed with some coarse sandpaper and washed prior to treating with POR15 Metal Ready. I had time to get a base coat of POR15 Rust Prevention paint on the Gearbox bracket and the back of the brake servo. Everything else will have to wait to later in the week.

Box Almost There

Posted: 19th October 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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The gearbox was finally prepped for paint over the weekend:

Gearbox ready for paint

Subsequently the main alloy body received two coats of POR15 Engine Enamel and the steel bits like the clutch arm, gear selectors and 5th gear cover received two coats of POR15 Rust Prevention Paint and a top coat of Chassis Coat Black. This lot should have cured by the weekend. Yesterday I nipped down to the local Peugeot Parts place and picked up a new 5th gear cover gasket. So I now have everything to put it back together.

Gearbox gasket

Detour

Posted: 23rd February 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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So the initial plan was to put the car all back together for the weekend, but then things panned out in a different direction which bought me some more time. I’ve used it to take the slam panel off and I’m midway through repainting it now having POR15’d any areas that were showing rust. In all it was in good condition, but whilst I had the front end of the car disassembled it made sense to get it done.

I really need to get the engine out and do the whole engine bay as there are a few areas that need attention and the areas that I did last year on the inner wings are starting to rust through again. I wish I’d discovered POR earlier, but then the paint job on them wasn’t mega either. A job for next winter I think, hopefully by then I’ll be able to get my hands on an engine crane too.