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Old 08-12-2016, 12:11 AM   #121
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Have been away for a few days so limited progress on the DC2. Having ground back most of the corrosion I thought I'd best get something on it to keep it protected prior to applying the epoxy mastic. So this evening I finished up grinding around the fuel filler and set about applying Hydrate 80. I'd considered using electrox but given access to some of the areas and the adjacent components I decided to go with Hydrate as I could brush apply, especially as I'm going for a zinc rich BH epoxy mastic anyway.







Hopefully get onto applying some mastic next week.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:20 AM   #122
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That hydrate 80 really is great stuff. I used it when I did my mx5

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Old 10-12-2016, 08:15 PM   #123
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You can use Electrox with a brush as well,you just need to have the 1L can form,quite expensive though for about 42£,still worth all the money in my experience.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:53 PM   #124
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Not much time to crack on this weekend but managed to get the Hydrate 80'd areas coated with primer. I won't be applying the Epoxy Mastic for a few weeks so wanted to keep things protected in the meantime.





Nice evening for a bit of car fettling.

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Old 14-12-2016, 11:37 PM   #125
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So whilst I was attending to the other areas underneath I noticed that there was a bit of corrosion hiding under the seam sealer. So off with the sealer to see what we're dealing with. Luckily it's pretty easy to identify the areas where corrosion is hiding as it makes the sealer easy to remove. Well adhered areas were clean underneath.

So here's what was underneath.







And here is an example after grinding it back.



And now with a couple of coats of Electrox. Ready for new sealer and Epoxy Mastic.





So lesson of today, even if it looks corrosion free, watch out for hidden crud behind sealer.

I've also been soaking some of the rear tinware in a bath of Deox C for a day or so. Most of the surface scab has been removed and its all getting coats of Electrox before I paint them.

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Old 15-12-2016, 10:03 AM   #126
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Brilliant read - love the use of the BH products. Putting stuff in a bath seems to be the msot effective way to completely stop the rust.

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Brilliant read - love the use of the BH products. Putting stuff in a bath seems to be the msot effective way to completely stop the rust.

Look forward to future updates.
I think you're right. I've tried Deox Gel and Deox C and to be honest, if you get the water/Deox ratios correct with Deox C then I find it to be more effective on more stubborn corrosion. The item obviously needs to be taken out every few hours and wire brushed to loosen things up but it's proving very effective.

I'm currently pondering on the best approach with things like the trailing arms as I think it might be best to Deox C bath them in stages (due to their size and not having a container large enough to submerge the complete arms).

I'd also originally planned on getting all the suspension arms powdercoated underneath, however the more I read up on it the more it seems the most durable approach is to use an epoxy mastic instead. Powdercoat looks great when new ,but as any TVR owner will tell you (notorious chassis corrosion issues on powdercoat chassis'), it's not great in terms of durability or corrosion resistance if it gets chipped. Epoxy mastic on the other hand is super durable in those type of situations.
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Not sure if someone pointed this out already but I've seen a few pictures in the prevoius pages and wanted to let you know that Electrox should not be applied over Hydrate 80 as it defeats its purpose,Electrox needs to be in contact with bare metal in order to work as BH designed it,if not you might as well just use any other primer if you use Hydrate 80,Deox-Gel with cling film over the top for 48 hours will remove even heavy corrosion,hope you don't mind me pointning that out but that's just what I've learned and wanted to let you know.
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Not sure if someone pointed this out already but I've seen a few pictures in the prevoius pages and wanted to let you know that Electrox should not be applied over Hydrate 80 as it defeats its purpose,Electrox needs to be in contact with bare metal in order to work as BH designed it,if not you might as well just use any other primer if you use Hydrate 80,Deox-Gel with cling film over the top for 48 hours will remove even heavy corrosion,hope you don't mind me pointning that out but that's just what I've learned and wanted to let you know.
Thanks, yeah I'm aware of that. The electrox in those cases was used as I needed something to cover over the areas prior to applying Epoxy Mastic (as its going to be a few weeks gap between) but didn't have any normal primer to hand. On that basis I was only using the electrox to seal over the areas I'd treated rather than expecting any additional corrosion prevention from it.

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So, some actual progress. Spent today mainly man-flu ridden and lying on a cold garage floor with Epoxy Mastic.

Basically I've got the underboot section, cross member and rear wheel arches done. As the rear arches don't have arch liners I've done those in black BH Epoxy Mastic and the underfloor in white.

















Plenty of work still to do but nice to start moving forward rather than endless grinding and prep. Next up I'll start moving forward to the trailing arm mounting area and floor midsection.
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