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    A tribute to the most stupid thing ever from east mids

    Three simple steps...

    1. Clean away any rust and debris

    2. Take one tin of underseal

    3. Paint everywhere

    Before.



    After.




    Not sure whether it is the best paint for an engine bay but looks ten times better and will never rust again Got a few areas to touch up to finish but I am happy with it. Not flash but practical(ish).

    Only concern for me is that the heat from the engine may cause it all to melt. Have I done a silly thing?

    your thoughts....


    PS - thanks Zarc for giving me a hand today, couldnt have got this far with out you. Now I have finshed the welds on the chassis rail we are good to put the engine in on Sat
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    that's hideous lol

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    underseal wasn't the smartest move

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    It does look like I hit a crud oil tanker....

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    I'm no engine bay expert, but wouldn't it have made more sense to take as much as possible out, wire brush/sand back every piece of rust in the bay, degrease and prep, put some POR15 down, then topcoat it with some chassis black? Ideally with a compressor (or rattlers if needbe). I'm not sure how effective your method is?

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    that's never going to dry...........ever pmsl Ryan you nob

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    Reminds me of mine, a bit
    Is that stuff actually paint, or sticky underseal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8rsd View Post
    and will never rust again
    Oh yes it will. Unfortunately. Only next time you're going to get filty working in the engine bay.

    And Danny's right, it doesn't look good I'm afraid.

    I wish I could think of something encouraging to say

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    Thats going to be fun to work on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideways Danny View Post
    that's hideous lol
    Proper nasty looking

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    That looks like the worst oil leak ever

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    Ah, guess it is the sticky stuff then

    Should you choose to change to something less gooey, white spirit and a brush should get it off, gonna make one hell of a mess though

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    What have you done.
    OMFG.

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    Thats going to be a messy job putting stuff back in.

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    Some of use like to learn the hard way

    didnt really think this one through, please feel free to point and laugh at my expence, will be spending the rest of the week undoing Zarc's hard work

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    If you squint it looks ok?

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    can somone edit the thread title and make this a sticky (sic)

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    Your mum wasn't lying when she said you were special

    LOL, get it off stat!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideways Danny View Post
    can somone edit the thread title and make this a sticky (sic)
    lol

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