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Post by Jc29cdo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:22 pm

Thanks for all you comments. I have decided to go down the route of epoxy coating, I have found a chassis restoration kit that includes all the degreasers, desalter, rust converter and epoxy paint for £90 from Rust.co.uk.

This brings me on to my next question...… does anyone have a full set of rear bushes I can buy off them? Or perhaps a good supplier?



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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:59 pm

Rust epoxy is expensively rebadged Jotun by the way!


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Post by Jc29cdo » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:16 am

AJL Electronics wrote:
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Rust epoxy is expensively rebadged Jotun by the way!
Can you recommend a Jotun epoxy paint that can be applied to steel? I have looked at the Jotun website and they have hundreds of products that seem to do the same thing!



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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Jc29cdo wrote:
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Can you recommend a Jotun epoxy paint that can be applied to steel? I have looked at the Jotun website and they have hundreds of products that seem to do the same thing!
You can use all epoxy primers on steel. Prep to 120 grit and it will be perfect. I don't use Jotun, in favour of Lechler because I do a lot more bodywork. I just use the Lechler I have in stock on the chassis etc, rather than having multiple similar products in stock. I would say that the Jotun may build thicker especially when brush applied.

I think there is one called Jotun HB? Really for your application, any of the variants will do you proud, it's more what you are able to get.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:06 pm

Thanks for all your comments. Tonight I attempted to remove the radius arms in preparation to replace the bushes however have stumbled upon a HUGE disaster!
Now bear with me as I can't find the technical name for the part that I am trying to explain but the steel mount that the lower radius arm connects to on the chassis is knackered! I thought it was just surface rust however I was very much mistaken! I have taken a few pictures to show you where I mean (see below). Is this repairable (I don't think so as to the extent of it)! If so where can I find this replacement part? What's it called? Please help!!!!!
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:29 pm

Our traders sell replacement axle brackets. There’s been a fair few threads on here of people fitting them. Good luck :)


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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 pm

Common rot point, sadly. As said, replacement brackets are available to fix it (as long as you have a good welder).


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Post by Jc29cdo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Common rot point, sadly. As said, replacement brackets are available to fix it (as long as you have a good welder).
ok great! Any idea where I can purchase replacement parts? Tried to find a thread on the axel brackets but it comes up a blank



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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:46 pm

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MikeT did a great write up but the pictures are on photobucket...


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:51 am

Jc29cdo wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Any idea where I can purchase replacement parts?
efi_sprintgte wrote:
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Our traders sell replacement axle brackets.
GW, QRG, AJL and i imagine Mark Wilson.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:28 am

Thanks guys, I have found MikeT's thread on: http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/724 ... mitar-se6a which is just what I need. Will give QRG a call this morning and get the parts on order.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:21 pm

Didn't realise it was in retrorides as well - it's also on here


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Post by MikeT » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:19 pm

Yeah, it's a shame that photobrokeit has nobbled all my pictures - i'll move them all to flickr or something one day. Trouble is, I don't want to do all that work, only for Flickr to go the same way.

I can send you the original images though if you need them.

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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:39 pm

Load them direct to the forum?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:19 pm

Yes I'd agree with Jim, the rules of the game have changed since the early days of the forum, and it's now so easy to upload them direct, that (especially if you have them handily available) it's much easier that way and cuts out the middleman. :)


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