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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:45 am 
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Location: Dublin 22
So what does the world think

After wirewheeling and maybe blasting.

[b]Option 1[/b]
Por rust trestment
Etch primer
Chassis paint

[b]Option 2[/b]
Powdercoating


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:52 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
I have had two sets of subframes powder coated and the first one is showing signs of rust whereas the second it not.I think the prep for the second was better.The thing with powder coat is that it loses it shine after a while and becomes dull.I think the next set I do I will get them blasted and use a zinc rich primer before coating in 2 pack.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:10 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:55 pm
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
Turbo
Hornet
Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
I got a front one done less than a year ago and still looks good

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: '93 SPi cooper
Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
the new rear one I fitted had been only lightly painted, so i gave it a good coat of red-lead, including thinning it out and swirling it around inside the box-sections, then some heavy trawler grade paint which took about a week to dry - finally waxoyl after fitting & assembly.
I considered filling the box and lower sections with expanded foam or other inert material to prevent it collecting mud & moisture, but put my trust in waxoyl.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:04 am 
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Location: Dublin 22
Because this is ireland the quotes to dip/blast and powdercost were gouging.

So its eastwood paints. Front is ready to go in paint this week. 1/3rd of the cost. I suppose its 50 years old and in good nik. Proper paint job and she will be fine.


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