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Powder Coating

What is the best way to repair rusty/damaged coating on front suspension? 

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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!?

Regards

Ian

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My car is  a 1990 de dion, I will try the hammerite/ POR solution.

 

Thanks for the advice

 

Regards

Andrew

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POR-15 every time., and wear gloves !

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Hammerite does chip easily!

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration