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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:55 pm

very neat

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Post by thirdgen on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:33 pm

almost a pity you cant see the underside.

nice

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Post by The Z'eer on Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:41 pm

Thanks gentlemen Smile appreciated. I managed to get a uniform finish on the subframe rails, which looks good. The rest I've not bothered with as I'm leaning towards Upol's Raptor as an anti-stone chip coating which would look better sprayed than rollered.
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Post by The Z'eer on Thu May 25, 2017 8:34 pm

Began work on cleaning out/restoring the rear arches. Removing the underseal was, as usual a nasty job but G.M. s product certainly held back the rust.

NO corrosion within the arch...



...painted with Jotun 87 as primer before the Raptor.

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Post by BRYDENGTA on Fri May 26, 2017 1:10 pm

Great work mate, good to see a bit more progress with it Cool
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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:34 pm

BRYDENGTA wrote:Great work mate, good to see a bit more progress with it Cool

Thanks mate, encouragement appreciated! Smile Really is time consuming, making sure all the corrosion is removed from the individual areas.

Passenger side attended too, and rear rails treated as well (thankfully surface corrosion only)

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:36 pm

Next, on to the rear axle...

Citric acid gel, mechanical abrasion and elbow grease began to rid the axle of rust...



...and with a little more effort it was clean...



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Post by BRYDENGTA on Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:14 pm

Very cool mate

You can come and do mine next lol
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Post by Webbel on Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Will look great when you finish it.....lot of hard work but worth it..well done
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Post by The Z'eer on Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:04 pm

Thanks gentlemen, the encouraging comments are appreciated. I do enjoy the restoration/modification of the Camaro but it is a lengthy and laborious task ensuring its done properly.

I don't have access to sand blasting equipment, and not would the location of the car support such a process. The citric acid gel does perform well and combined with mechanical abrasion the steel really cleans up well. Nearly done with the corrosion removal (thankfully!!!) just gotta decided on what I'll use as a top coat over the epoxy mastic.
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Post by The Z'eer on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:14 pm

Before I started on the Camaro, only a very basic set of tools did I have for automotive work. Over the past couple of years since I bought the car some of the expenditure has obviously gone on various tools for the required work.

I dare say most of you chaps have one, but this is my first compressor.



A little heavy and awkward to unwrap/set up, but once put together...



100ltr 3 h.p Wolf Dakota 14.5 CFM, although free air delivery is just over 9 CFM. However this should be enough to paint individual body panels with an LVLP gun.
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:02 am


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Post by The Z'eer on Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:55 pm

SUPERCHARGEDGTA wrote:

Cheers! Smile

Spent a little time researching what's required for an adequate home DIY installation. This provided some pretty helpful info http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/air-system.htm highlighting the need to remove moisture from the system.

Never attempted any form of plumbing before (more research) and so after purchasing this...



...putting it together resulted in this...





The inlet is to the right hand side, the air will cool and condense in the "S" bends where moisture will be caught. Any further moisture will be caught in the sloping pipework and in this...



...which also contains a regulator (the compressors regulator is known to be unreliable) I pressure tested the system yesterday with flowing and standing mains water (also to clean out any residual flux) pleasingly no leaks whatsoever Smile
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