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PostSubject: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:19 am



Basicaly over the past 2 winters with all the road salt and grit, muck and dirt my rear axle and a fue surrounding components were starting to look abit tarnished, orange, a fue "flakey" bits. Im not much of a fan of this so I decided to do something about it. Local companys quoted £70 for the rear half of my vehicle to be sprayed.
I cleaned the rear underside of my vehicle, used a wire brush on the fue patches that looked flakey and the brushed off the last of the bits. I bought a 500ml of Hammerite smooth black and a paint brush for £12.99 and set out to paint the rear axle, panhard rod, anti-roll bar and a fue other metal components of the rear section of the vehicle for the next 3 hours. I applyed 2x coats of paint and im fairly happy with the result.

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Hopefully this will help the axle, chassis and other components against road salt&grit and off road mess.

I will be doing the front IFS next with the SuperPro bushes so ill post pics when done.

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PostSubject: Re: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:20 pm

Somebody's knicked your ladder chassis! scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:16 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Somebody's knicked your ladder chassis! scratch

Ha Ha


I waxoyl mine every year

I bought a cheap compressor from costco for £100.

Worth the investment if your going to do it more than once

good job wth a brush though
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PostSubject: Re: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:51 pm

you should have found a good pressure washer and blasted it first that way it takes a lot of loose bits off and gets where you cant with a wire brush,,,,then do what you did,,,but what you have done will help combat the effects of winter,,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:40 pm


Ta, all.

The chassis is still there, im pritty sure.
It would be better to get a compressor and spray it on like you mentioned but this was basicaly a test to see if i could treat the concerned areas for less than £20.
I will probably get the whole underside done next year, but for the moment in time its not really needed as the vehicle is only 7 yrs old.
Its still good to know that you can still do something on a budget. clapping

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PostSubject: Re: Terracan TLC   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:42 pm

tuggy wrote:
you should have found a good pressure washer and blasted it first that way it takes a lot of loose bits off and gets where you cant with a wire brush,,,,then do what you did,,,but what you have done will help combat the effects of winter,,,,, thumbsup

EDIT: Typo, when I cleaned the underside i did use a pressure washer, works well. The amount of muck and dirt..........

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