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Old 16-02-2017, 08:49 AM   #51
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That is one challenge and a half fella, the rewards will be worth it in the end, I don't know if I should be surprised or not with the level of corrosion for a car that's what? fourteen years old? I wonder how much care it's really had by it's previous owner/owners? But it's in good hands now.



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That is one challenge and a half fella, the rewards will be worth it in the end, I don't know if I should be surprised or not with the level of corrosion for a car that's what? fourteen years old? I wonder how much care it's really had by it's previous owner/owners? But it's in good hands now.



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It's certainly challenging my bank balance!
Even for a car that's 14 years old the corrosion is particularly bad, although it does seem concentrated to the rear end.
Last week I was having a good poke around underneath and the middle of the floor pan up to the front sub-frame looks to be in good shape with the stone chip in holing up well.

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Time for an update,
Over the last few weekends I've been doing my best to remove all the old underseal and grind back any rust back to good metal.
So far I've spent roughly 15 hours doing this and tbh I don't think I'm going to get the rear end any cleaner using conventional tools.
Here's how it's looking so far.


















The state of my ppe...

Pretty much all the crust i remove ends on my face and in my hair!!

This is about as clean as I think my angle grinder and die grinder are going to get the underside.
There's a lot of sections of the underside that I can't physically get tools into. This leaves me in a predicament as I'm not prepared to paint over areas that haven't been cleaned.
If anyone has any suggestions then feel free to let me know.

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Old 05-03-2017, 01:53 PM   #54
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Bilt Hamber detox gel should sort the rust in the hard to reach areas.

http://www.bilthamber.com/deox-gel

Just apply with a brush and wire brush it off
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Lovely jubbly, dedication put to the test, and they say cars don't rust any more, my 07 plate wasn't much better at 5 years old.
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Bilt Hamber detox gel should sort the rust in the hard to reach areas.

http://www.bilthamber.com/deox-gel

Just apply with a brush and wire brush it off
Thanks for the suggestion👍.
I was considering detox gel for the areas with heavy pitting.

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Old 05-03-2017, 05:14 PM   #57
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Lovely jubbly, dedication put to the test, and they say cars don't rust any more, my 07 plate wasn't much better at 5 years old.
Ford make eco friendly vehicles don't you know?
They rust back into the very ground they came from!
Self recycling cars, how about that!

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Bilt Hamber detox gel should sort the rust in the hard to reach areas.

http://www.bilthamber.com/deox-gel

Just apply with a brush and wire brush it off
+1,I would suggest using a spatula though as you can get it thick enough,3-4mm,for it to work properly.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:10 AM   #59
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Hello, Yes I know it's been a while since I updated this thread!
Truth be told nothing has happened with the rusty shell...oops I mean RS lately and if I'm honest my interest in it has dwindled a bit.
However I got a message from the workshop where the car is atm and have been told that. The decision has been made to have the underside of the rear end media blasted as conventional hand tools, chemicals etc etc weren't achieving a good enough level of corrosion removal to be ready for the protective layers.
So the car goes off on Wednesday to be blasted. Then hopefully by the following week the RS will be back at the workshop ready to have some protection applied.
I hope that by the end of the month I have some pics of a clean restored underside to show you all as well as the newly powder coated suspension components back in place.


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I would have thought the Deox gel would have been enough to remove any rust even heavy corrosion altough need patience and time,if you have availability to do the blasting then good luck with it.
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