Barrys tzd repairs

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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:56 pm

I wire brushed the surface first, to remove any loose rust and also to ensure there was none lurking under the edges of the paint. They recommend to put cling film over it, to stop it drying out, in which case you could probably leave it longer to get to work. But I couldn't manage to cover it with cling film and still keep a good thick uniform layer of the gel.
So I would just agitate the semi solidified gel every day, applying a bit of new to keep a good 3-4 mm thickness. Each time a bit more shiny metal would be exposed.

As an aside, I'm using the Focus as a testbed for their underbody protection! I've sprayed a bit of Dynax UB on the sills, which were starting to go rusty. If they manage to slow down that rust (I didn't even bother wire brushing) then that'll be impressive.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by barry badger » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:10 pm

Repairs are progressing slowly, the 'a' pillar is finished at last.
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I've also completed a couple of repairs to the inner wing which i have since painted.
I'm de rusting the inside of the nsf wing arch at the moment hopefully i'll get it and the bumper refitted this weekend. That will complete the front end repairs, although i'm racking up a list of relatively minor things that need attention which i've noticed along the way.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Kitch » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Top work! Plenty of empathy here!

Wish I had donor panels for the GT :(

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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:38 pm

That's looking very neat there Barry! =D>
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by barry badger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:48 pm

The front end is now re-assembled, i have had the bumper painted too, i wasn't going to bother but it seemed a shame not to seeing as it was off.
Other jobs completed are:-
ns handbrake cable replaced
rear cam seal replaced
front breather pipe replaced
the only outstanding job on the front end is the steering lower coupling which i will do at a later date.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:28 am

Looking well Barry! credit to you.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by barry badger » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:06 pm

Nearly there now! The repairs to the nsr are now complete , just needs wire brushing again and then waxoyling and undersealing.
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The repaired chassis leg with an extra drain hole and angled deflectors welded on to stop any spray from the wheel going into it.
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A deflector looking from the inside.
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The repair to the quarter panel from underneath.
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And from outside. This repair is now finshed and painted, will post a picture of it tommorrow.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Paul296 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:07 am

Nice work. Lucky car! 8)

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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 am

Proper job there Barry! I'm glad I've caught mine early, as I've got much less to do on mine.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:26 am

I know who to call in future!
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 am

Inspiring work! Well done.

Is this the Deox referred to earlier on?
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:03 am

That's the stuff Phil. I used the gel but apparently the liquid works faster but you need to be able to immerse the whole part (unless you have a container big enough for the entire shell!) I'm impressed so far with all their products TBH, although only time will tell on the rust preventative coatings...
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by Defender110 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:04 pm

Excellent neat bit of fabricating there Barry =D> =D> ;

Is this inner wing (top) patch area an estate related corrosion area as I've never seen a saloon rot here?

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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by barry badger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:41 am

I don't know about saloons as all my bxs have been estates but it's a very common area to rot, i've repaired three of mine in this area over the years.
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Re: Barrys tzd repairs

Post by barry badger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:51 am

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Water deflector welded over the hole in the rear crossmember to keep spray out and road muck out of the rear lamp unit.
1993 tzd estate, on sorn
1992 tzd estate, slowly being raided for parts
1992 txd estate, "doom blue" on the road
1991 4x4 estate, on the road