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Author Topic: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?  (Read 174 times)

Offline MrBen

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Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« on: February 25, 2020, 06:30:33 PM »
Hello all. Looking for suggestions for slowing corrosion to underneath, as I don't have a garage. Best suggestion yet I reckon is underseal which has been thinned with white spirit and heated a bit, and underside obviously washed first, preferably jet washed...

Offline brianh

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 08:51:58 PM »
The vunerable bits are the outriggers - flushing them out on a regular basis with the hosepipe may help there, if you can get underseal inside them that should help as long as you leave some way for any water to get out if it gets in there again.

Offline MrBen

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 12:13:11 AM »
Thanks for tip brian. I notice also with all galaxies etc that iv had, the rear suspension/trailing arms looks well manky....

Offline brianh

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 08:44:12 PM »
Mine does, but remember they are much thicker metal than other bits like the outriggers. And (I think!) are replaceable bits without welding being required, unlike the outriggers.

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 11:25:23 PM »
Trailing arms etc always look manky but as said far thicker steel so itís typically only surface rust.

Offline MrBen

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 11:38:54 PM »
Thanks guys!

Offline mike wilson

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 12:35:52 PM »
You may find that a local off-road specialist will do an inclusive service for you.  Mine stripped the underneath of covers and shields, powerwashed, wire brushed and passivated (where necessary) undersealed and put everything back for £250.

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Re: Anti corrosion measures...ideas?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 02:43:34 PM »
Ok thanks 4 that.

 

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