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Re: Grasping the nettle (at last)

Where the inner wing plastic goes to the metal, good coat of grease, stops one rubbing the other away,,

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I think you've done a fantastic job Paul keeping a classic like that on the road.

Age - your as old as the woman you're feeling

Pain & aches - tend to diminish after say 5 beers

Ours - why would you put grease on it ? surely that would only attract dirt/grit etc hence build up & rust all over again.


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Re: Grasping the nettle (at last)

It's a possibility that it's the friction of the liner, but they were so badly corroded, the point of origin could equally have been the metal 'lip' of the wheelarch which is directly in the firing line of the tyre (and anything flung from it).

I applied loads of underseal inside the panel (and where that liner would make contact) weeks beforehand, so it would dry, plus coated that lip, to try and prevent any inherent issues returning.

German cars of the mid-nineties, to mid-noughties really corroded badly, due to the reunification of Gremany, forcing West German companies to use impore, low-quality East German steel; coupled with the Green Party's influence forcing car companies to use the less-durable water-based paint.

Thus the perfect storm was created, and why you see so few German cars from that period in fine-fettle.

Thanks for your kind words, it's an oldie, but still a goodie.

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Re: Grasping the nettle (at last)

Good job mate

Silver can sometimes be a bit of a pain to match but that looks a decent job
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Re: Grasping the nettle (at last)

Thanks Stuart.

If I'd had the facilities, I would've preferred to do a full-respray, but I don't, so it wasn't an option.

I have to remind myself to be realistic, about what is in fact, quite an old car, but at least it's now presentable to the public.

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