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series111

This has now turned into a full restoration project

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series111

I used a heat gun and a scraper make sure your garage is well ventilated and wear a respirator mask.

Its pretty time consuming but it revealed parts that were starting corrode where the underseal had cracked and held moisture, I have been treating these areas with bilt hambers deox gel to remove the rust, once removed I then apply hydrate 80 to stabilise the area until I treat the whole floor.

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Bogsye
1 hour ago, series111 said:

I used a heat gun and a scraper make sure your garage is well ventilated and wear a respirator mask.

Its pretty time consuming but it revealed parts that were starting corrode where the underseal had cracked and held moisture, I have been treating these areas with bilt hambers deox gel to remove the rust, once removed I then apply hydrate 80 to stabilise the area until I treat the whole floor.

Sounds like a good strategy. I’ve got the same Bilt Hamber products. I’ll give the heat gun a go once I release the rear cross brace from captivity - it’s harbouring a lot of rust above it. 
 

Thanks

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series111

Never thought of using one of them 

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hoody_g

I find it a better way to get the bulk of it off. Then hit the remains with a wire brush or a poly strip disc.

 

Keep up the good work, i have a similar repair to do on my floor, not looking forward to it. 

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series111

Been a busy couple of days replacing the boot floor.

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Bogsye

Good effort!! That must be pretty satisfying. How was the fit of the panel generally?

 

I have the repair section for mine, so hope to get that on the go in the next few weeks.

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series111

Had to do a little trimming here and there, but to be honest it was a pretty good fit.

 

Just make sure you take your time and keep checking the fit, as I must of fitted it on and off about half a dozen times!!!

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series111

Thought I would post an update the welding is finally finished!!!

 

I have now painted the underside with rustbuster EM121 epoxy mastic this stuff is tough once dry and applied sprayable seam sealer to give that factory finish.

 

Now just waiting till it gets a bit warmer to paint the underside with gravitex stonechip & 2K paint.

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Leslie green

That looks a really good job you have done now ,well done  

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series111

Thanks its took some doing but its finally getting there.

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Bogsye

Great stuff!! Enjoying seeing the progress on this!

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