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    Vannewyyd's Avatar Now you're learning (Copper)
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    Advice and guidance

    Hi everyone,
    Just looking to start with rust underneath.
    It's not too bad, no welding but definitely needs doing to protect it going forward.
    I have worked under many cars but not a T4
    So any safety and jacking,chocking and axle stands v ramps advice would be the obvious first thing I should ask.
    Then we can get onto the rust converter,protective paint and waxoyl suggestions.
    Thanks in anticipation.

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    I use 2 ton racket axle stands on the sub frame at the front with a good trolley jack. There's lots of rust remedies waxoil/hammerite not as good as made out to be, but theres loads out there.
    Last edited by S49; 27th August 2018 at 09:55 PM.

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    You can Jack the front up in the outrigger just inboard from the cill jacking point and the rear at the trailing arm mounting, again just inboard from the cill jacking point. Use a good 2 tonne trolley Jack and as Si said the 2 tonne axle stands.

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    Jack and axle stands as above.

    grinder
    knot wheel
    flap disc

    remove the rust

    remove the rust

    and then remove the rust - every last tiny spec.

    No rust converters or any of that bollocks - because you removed the rust properly didn't you?

    Bilt hamber electrox primer / epoxy primer (rust.co.uk)/ por 15

    Then top coat

    underseal or wax as appropriate - 3m/Dinitrol/Bilt hamber

    Don't touch waxoyl or any other crap made by hammershite.

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    Vannewyyd's Avatar Now you're learning (Copper)
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    Great stuff,I do get a bit like that regarding prep work and getting the rust off and off and off is just my style,Didn't realise hammerite did waxoyl.
    I checked out those items and am gonna get some. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vannewyyd View Post
    Great stuff,I do get a bit like that regarding prep work and getting the rust off and off and off is just my style,Didn't realise hammerite did waxoyl.
    I checked out those items and am gonna get some. Cheers.
    Good to hear - it's all in the prep.

    There are no miracle cures for rust, just some that keep it from coming back so quick. The only solution is to get rid of it completely and then protect so it cannot reform.

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    Vannewyyd's Avatar Now you're learning (Copper)
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    Gathered up enough knot wheels, flapper discs,cup brushes scrapers etc.
    Chassis kit on order.
    Garden finished tick.
    Golf turbo clean Saturday or Sunday weather permitting,so next weekend should be a start.
    Can't wait

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    jo t4's Avatar Unemployed (Platinum)
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    Donít forget to post pics along the way ! This is on my list of jobs very soon


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    Vannewyyd's Avatar Now you're learning (Copper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo t4 View Post
    Don’t forget to post pics along the way ! This is on my list of jobs very soon


    Sent from my iPhone using Just T4s
    I am unable to upload, don't know why?
    I have searched the forum followed advice on posts and tried laptop pc and tablet.
    Any ideas anybody?

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    Use the app on a smart phone instead, much easier...

    Click then post!

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