What is the best way to repair rusty/damaged coating on front suspension?
Upgrade to widetrack :-)
(assuming post '96 dedion chassis)
For visible areas there are a few options:-
- Strip out all the bushes and bearings and have powdercoated. I did this with my A frame and the metalastic bushes need a good press to get them out and back in. You need to ensure these bits dont get powdercoated.
- clean up with emery cloth and spray with something like Simoniz satin black.
- clean up and brush paint with hamerite satin black or POR-15 (read warnings about POR - it doesnt come off skin very easily!)
For hidden chassis I'd use POR every time.
What chassis type do you have - this may affect advice eg if early live axle the wishbones can be stripped of bushes easily and go for powdercoating!?
My car is a 1990 de dion, I will try the hammerite/ POR solution.
Thanks for the advice
POR-15 every time., and wear gloves !
Hammerite does chip easily!
1985 S3 1700 XFlow. Undergoing full restoration