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Janitor

2,372 posts

105 months

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Wednesday 22nd September 2010 quote quote all
Thanks for that update Steven (and once again for the original post snotty!) clap

Will be tackling my '94 Eunos before the winter arrives and this has been a fantastic help all round thumbup

71notout

2,898 posts

123 months

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Wednesday 22nd September 2010 quote quote all
snotrag said:
How long did it take you?.
2.5 days from jack up to back down but that wasnt flat out, a few cups of tea were had!

I also lost an hour due to the clips used on the nsf arch liner - no phillips heads and a nightmare to remove. Broke a few in thw process, got some replacements off a Mazda 323F in the scrappies yesterday.

RDE

4,356 posts

100 months

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Friday 10th December 2010 quote quote all
I'm keen to do this to my recently acquired '5. Is it necessary to have a different applicator (the long bit that goes into the sills) for each substance, i.e. one for the converter, and one for the cavity wax?

Many thanks.

71notout

2,898 posts

123 months

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Sunday 12th December 2010 quote quote all
RDE said:
I'm keen to do this to my recently acquired '5. Is it necessary to have a different applicator (the long bit that goes into the sills) for each substance, i.e. one for the converter, and one for the cavity wax?

Many thanks.
No mate biggrin

rovermorris999

2,604 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 15th February 2011 quote quote all
I've found www.rust.co.uk to be good for dinitrol products, a bit cheaper than the other place mentioned here. Hoping for some warm weather to get stuck into my newly acquired MkII 1.8 RS.
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Janitor

2,372 posts

105 months

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Saturday 26th February 2011 quote quote all
Finally sot mine sorted thumbup

Full write up here: http://www.autounity.net/index.php?showtopic=14416 and thanks again to snotrag and 71notout for the guide and piccys bow

towelie

207 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 21st June 2011 quote quote all
Just thought i would ask how is the underside or your car doing since you dinitrolled it?is it still looking good? need to get mine sorted soonish, got a bit of surface rust..

snotrag

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10,715 posts

97 months

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Tuesday 21st June 2011 quote quote all
I'm pretty pleased with it.

Theres a couple of areas showing a bit of wear where the underside has crunched off speedbumps, but overall pretty good.

The inside arch lips, and sills etc still seem fine - was definitely worth the effort.

If I've still got the car I'll probably touch it all up again this Autumn.

Bear in mind this is a car that gets used daily, anytime, anyplace, in the wet, down country lanes, on the motorway etc.

If it was a Sunday car I reckon it would still look like the day I did it.

towelie

207 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 21st June 2011 quote quote all
yer I was planning on doing what you have, but i was speaking to carl at cbs autos and he was dead against undersealing, as it " rusts from the inside and it can mask the problem".. he just said use clear waxoyl, But seeing as yours is still good I'll probably just go the dinitrol route..

Cheers

rovermorris999

2,604 posts

75 months

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Wednesday 22nd June 2011 quote quote all
towelie said:
yer I was planning on doing what you have, but i was speaking to carl at cbs autos and he was dead against undersealing, as it " rusts from the inside and it can mask the problem".. he just said use clear waxoyl, But seeing as yours is still good I'll probably just go the dinitrol route..

Cheers
Yes, old-fashioned underseal not good. Dinitrol good.

Risotto

3,223 posts

98 months

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Friday 22nd July 2011 quote quote all
Just done mine with 3 750ml cans of Bilt Hamber Dynax S50. A nasty job but it does need doing if your '5 is to stand a chance of escaping the rust.

I can't speak for other products but the S50 seems to form a decent coating and each can comes with an aerosol nozzle and a 2ft extension tube with a diffuser on the end. It's fairly runny and with hindsight, a plastic sheet under the car would have avoided the need to clean the drive afterwards.

Well worth taking the plastic wheel arch liners out too - I couldn't believe the amount of compacted mud I hosed out of mine!

cosmo smallpiece

19 posts

15 months

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Saturday 31st August 2013 quote quote all
heres my tip
worried that your mx5 factory sill drain holes are too small and easily blocked ?

get the black and decker out and drill a couple of your own then

no trapped water or damp in my sills !

you can easily put a splodge of aluminiumised filler and a dab of paint over the holes to cover them if originality became an issue

furtive

3,524 posts

165 months

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Friday 16th May quote quote all
Where have all the photos gone showing how to do this?

A friend of my brothers treats Land Rovers for a living and said he would do my MX5 for me smile

ymwoods

1,883 posts

63 months

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Thursday 17th July quote quote all
Don't suppose anyone can recover those pictures for me could they? I am picking up an MX5 on Saturday and this was going to be the first job!

g40steve

261 posts

48 months

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Friday 25th July quote quote all
Any places in the midlands do a drive in service??

Wax oil or similar?

CBA to spend two days on my back.

WolvesWill

46 posts

35 months

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Tuesday 9th September quote quote all
Steve I am after something similar with my car...for the moment I could happily leave it somewhere reputable in the week (dont need a car for work at the moment and can walk/get the bus).

I would want the undersides inc subframes doing, and chassis rails.

Maybe we should club together and see if somewhere will do a discounted rate to do both cars?

I have looked at these guys as I go to Cheltenham quite often to visit friends...

http://www.pcmworkshop.com/rustproofing/

I am going to speak to my uncle in Staffordshire who is in the motor trade as well, and may be able to recommend somewhere for this as well smile
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