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#1 IronmanG

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:06 AM

So the back end is stripped on my pick up. Subframe at the blasters prior to painting. Shall I just do hammerite? Easy to touch up and does a job.
Is it easiest to rebuild the subframe and then fit to the car or just get the subframe on and bolt the radius arms on etc. Space is a bit limited so I think second option.

#2 GraemeC

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:30 AM

Personal choice - I prefer to assemble on the car as everything is lighter as individual parts, however others prefer to assemble first as it makes getting to the fasteners easier.

 

Brush painting is fine, but I'd look for a better paint than Hammerite - its not what it once was.  I've had good result from this:

https://www.rust.co....chassis-paint-7

 

Slightly more effort, but well worth it.


Edited by GraemeC, 23 July 2020 - 08:51 AM.


#3 nicklouse

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:48 AM

Subframe on the car first then build up. 



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:42 AM

I have just reinstalled my rear subframe on my 96 saloon after a refurb.

I put the radius arms on first with built up back plates so I could do the brake lines with more space.

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:14 PM

I've got some upol gravitex stonechip I will be using underneath. Could i use that?
https://www.u-pol.co...or#.XxnTHzPTUwA

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:56 PM

I've got some upol gravitex stonechip I will be using underneath. Could i use that?
https://www.u-pol.co...or#.XxnTHzPTUwA


Yes then paint over with black gloss, or body colour.

All I do is peel back the flaky and loose bits, then rub it all with a wire brush attachment for the drill... Then prime any bare areas... 2 coats of gravitex and 2 of paint.

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:12 PM

It's being blasted and primed locally. Was going to just give it a couple of coats of gravitex. That doesnt need painting over does it?

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

It's being blasted and primed locally. Was going to just give it a couple of coats of gravitex. That doesnt need painting over does it?


I would coat over it, it will last longer

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 05:45 AM

i like building it up off the car and on the bench then put it back in with a mate and a couple of of trolley jacks

 

I find it far more enjoyable and satisfying that way rather than crawling around on the garage floor 



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:29 AM

I build it complete off the car and then jack it into place.






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