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Old 24-05-2019, 12:26 PM   #21
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A little update.

In the end I took a brave pill and decided to wet sand/key the whole subframe for further coats. Despite being 'just' the subframe I wanted the best/most durable finish I could achieve.

I threw on 2x light and 1x wet coats (15min apart) of the Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black - after a couple of days drying/curing the finish is spot on and looks very close to original. Its proved to be very hard/durable - taking whacks with a hammer to install the fastenings for the under tray.
I feel ver confident that its a finish equal to if not better than powder coat and I will be using the same formula for the rear subframe.

I've comprehensively coated the inside with BH Dynax UB and will seal the exterior and perhaps apply strategic BH Dynax UC in places too.

Heres some pics of the outcome along with a gathering of refurbished/new parts ready to refit.













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Old 24-05-2019, 08:00 PM   #22
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looks fantastic! great job.
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They look better than new, when can I send mine?
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That's a fantastic job .

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Old 25-05-2019, 01:58 AM   #25
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Sounds a good price, around here in W Yorks, you'd pay that for a set of wheels, looks to be more work in that subframe.
Just picked up the rear beam axle for my 2002 VW Golf Mk4 after it had been blasted/zinc-coated/powder-coated red.................. £50.....mates rates..............almost too good to hide under the car. For extra protection of the hollow sections, I'm going to spray some waxoyl in there through existing holes which I will then close off with rubber blanking plugs. It will be an honour to be run over by this car when it finally goes back on the road.

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Old 25-05-2019, 05:10 PM   #26
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WOW,

Fantastic finish.

it does seem a shame to hide it under the car .

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PS I've not come across Eastwood paints. American? UK supplier? TIA

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WOW,

Fantastic finish.

it does seem a shame to hide it under the car .

Andy.

PS I've not come across Eastwood paints. American? UK supplier? TIA
Cheers Andy.

Eastwood is an American brand and is available from frost.co.uk

https://www.frost.co.uk/brands/eastwood.html
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