|Protecting the Chassis|
After the chassis was repaired, I decided to strip it down completely and
take it off to be grit blasted. After numerous phone calls to the various
local blast cleaning companies in the yellow pages, I eventually
found one that would do the job. So the chassis was loaded up onto the
trailer and off it went one snowy morning to be sandblasted.
I also took the opportunity to get as many bits as possible sandblasted as well, well worth the extra couple of ponds!
The chassis came up very nice in deed and did not show up any other areas
of concern - thankfully!
MJB Blasting service deserve a mention here, they managed to turn everything around within a week and allowed delivery and collection outside their normal business hours and even opened up on a Saturday just so I could deliver the chassis! Top Blokes!! - Reasonably priced too (check the Services page).
|First thing to do was give everything three coats of acid etch primer. This will give a good key for the finish coat.|
Finally three coats of a synthetic polymer based gloss coat.
Everything will be coated with a mist of wax oil once it has been reassembled as the final part of the protection scheme.