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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Wax oil removal Reply with quote

Has anyone any idea of an easy way to strip wax oil off?
Obviously there’s the wire wheel/brush approach but surely there’s something that could be sprayed on and washed off. I’m planning on painting the body underneath in a bit of a refurbishment but didn’t want to do it for a while yet. Mot’s up in June and I need brake pipes so I might just end up taking the car off the road in June and just get stuck in to a big list of jobs.

As always,all advice welcome Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petrol, cheap and readily available. Works a treat.

I knew all those days of rolling around under rusty old triumph dolomite sprints would pay off one day
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for that. I’m guessing soak a rag and simply rub it? Do I need I degreaser or anything after that?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use an an old paintbrush in a cut off pop bottle and lots of rags. It’s a messy job but then, it’s a messy job. It’s never going to be pretty and your hands will stink for days, unless you wear gloves of course. Gloves were a luxury back in those days.

I recommend a couple of tins of Holsten pils and an episode of Viv Reeves big night out on VHS when you are finished, although that bit is optional....

Put some plastic sheet down on your mums new block paved drive too unless you want a thick ear, although that of course is also optional...

I’m getting a bit nostalgic.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll maybe crack open a bottle of something stronger to keep me going when I start. Floor
Probably not a good idea to be working at something when full of whiskey Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petrol does work, but keep the garage door open for ventilation and protect your hands if you can.

And yes, you'll need a stiff drink afterwards but don't be temped to drink any leftover petrol!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The petrol might be weaker than the whiskey Floor

Would tar and glue remover work?
I’m guessing yes but not as well as Petrol
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

White spirit works too. Not sure whether it’s preferable to / less hazardous than petrol...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old fasioned parafin will work too - I think vapours from this and white spirit will be less volatile than petrol vapour. They can leave an oily residue so may need a final cleanse with panel wipe or petrol.

We had a mini clubman which had been undersealed on the inside of the boot and I spent a good day cleaning it off. You’ll develop a technique of sorts that works best for the product you have - soak, leave then rub off.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for white spirit (or paraffin). I would start with a pressure washer if you have one, if you haven't there are good ones on sale at Aldi at the moment and worth every penny.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply guys.
I removed the plastic guards last Saturday and power washed it all so it’s ready to go. They’re cracked so I have some fibreglass coming to repair them.
Won’t be a perfect finish but if done on the top side it should be tidy enough.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Have you tried a soldering iron and some staples to fix the cracked undertrays

Works a treat on the wheel arch liners and you can use tywraps or an old wheel arch liner to build up material if needed
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solvents will be necessary as others have said but have you considered steam cleaning first - the heat should allow the waxoyl to flow and allow you to remove a fair amount before you start using solvents/degreaser to clean up the rest.

Not sure but you might be able to hire an industrial version which would be more powerful than the Karcher/Polti domestic types.

Just a thought...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I can't add anything about removing the sealer, I can say that mixing parafin and diesel oil 50/50 makes a fantastic home made WD40. Great for protecting garden/building tools before,during and after use. Premise it, top some into a small container and apply with a paint brush.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All great tips. I might try the soldering the trays
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Although I can't add anything about removing the sealer, I can say that mixing parafin and diesel oil 50/50 makes a fantastic home made WD40. Great for protecting garden/building tools before,during and after use. Premise it, top some into a small container and apply with a paint brush.


I bet it smells lovely too....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I repaired my wheelarch liners with JB Weld and (so far after a few months) it's been a complete success. It's grey/black too.

I clamped the split parts together and applied a liberal amount of epoxy, I wasn't too concerned about the looks but you could easily put more om the reverse side and make it fairly invisible.

A general plug, JB Weld should be in every toolbox.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eugh awful job, I'd just put more waxoyl on, it's better than paint but needs reapplying.

Undertrays just get good ones from a breaker.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the tips. Ive stocked up on white spirits, gloves, brushes and other bits but I think I might leave it for the time being.

Mot’s up in June I think, must check, so there’s no point in laying the car up for now. I might as well use it from now til then. I’ve ordered a new clutch from car parts for less and a new rms from porsche Belfast. I’ll just bite the bullet at that stage and whip the box out, do all the necessary bits including the brake pipes and clean and treat the chassis in that area for now.

I’d like to be dropping the engine and box at a later stage to sort and paint the engine bay. None of this is for show, it’s simply to future proof it for me.
I see mr corn doing some great work so I’ll spend some time going through his thread again.

I’ve stuck a few pictures up on instagram for anyone that wants a look.
More to keeps sort of record as to what I’ve done.
My account is Ned Hannon

As for all the ideas I have it’s more for light restoration than anything so I always appreciate helpful tips
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading this brought back memories of a situation that might be worth sharing from some time back.... Father and son working in a home garage son in the pit to remove a petrol tank with some fuel still in it, father left son to lower the tank on having taken out the bolts, and removing the filler pipework to allow it to be lowered, father went in to make breakfast, and when ready shouted to the boy to tell him it was ready to serve, no reply........ on dropping the tank to the base of the pit, the petrol fumes dispelled all the breathable air the car it`s self restricting the chance of air change possibilities.... Having worked under cars over many years I can only guess he expected to smell the increasing strength of the fumes though by the time he thought it wise to get out he did not have the strength so to do..... A great shame.

So be very careful folks as not all dangers are immediately obvious.
 
  
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