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by gazza82
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Knowing that the rattle can route was going to cost me a small fortune, a spray gun has now been sourced. Had it in my head that the entry level was way more expensive. I used a gravity one that came with my compressor and it was ample for what I did .. (generic photo!). Worked better than I ex...
by gazza82
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Paint advice please

Was sort of assuming, given the age of our vehicles, most would need some rust conversion prior to rust prevention! Take your point though ;)
by gazza82
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I used my paraffin gun to clean down a A-series engine block with Jizer .. then filled it with plain water to wash it off rather than just hose it down. it was much easier to control and direct the spray. I stood the block on one of those big plastic trays you use for mixing up cement, etc so it kep...
by gazza82
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Paint advice please

Plenty of sources in UK too .. Frosts, etc. I've used some of the Bilt-Hamber products but not in earnest yet. I used the Hydrate-80 on a small patch on my old Alfa 156. It worked really well. I've also used the Deox-C on some parts to good effect .. I soaked a couple of old MG Midget rear brake bac...
by gazza82
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Thanks for that .. I have a Toolstation close by ...


What about something like this? Anything designed for boats/marine should be safe on f/glass.

https://www.owatroldirect.co.uk/product/marine-strip/
by gazza82
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

What respirator is it? I'll need one soon and have been debating the best kind to get. I seem to remember Nitromors used to do a "glass fibre friendly" paint stripper but to be honest since they changed the contents I don't think it works as well as it used to. I had to strip and internal door and i...
by gazza82
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

The Cresta is something else .. ex-hearse maybe? It's one of the ones converted from a saloon into that rather oddly styled estate when new by Friary, though I think that it would have been difficult to create an estate out of such a bubble shaped roof as the Cresta's so well done to Friary for fin...
by gazza82
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

The Cresta is something else .. ex-hearse maybe? I've got an old Canon AV1 SLR .. used it a couple of years ago on a trip down-under. Worked well although it's a pain when you can only take 20 or 30 shots before having to swap out the film and have no idea how they came out until after a relatively ...
by gazza82
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 358
Views: 29197

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

My wife's uncle had a Javelin Convertible sitting in his front garden for years. It needed a new loom and I offered to make it for him (I don't mind car electrics) but he never took me up on the offer. He then moved so we lost touch but whether the car went with him we never found out. Oh and BMW ha...