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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:11 pm

CSK_423 wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:39 pm

Look forward to the Elige set up.

ps hope the temp garage is tied down today :shock:
:damnfunny It’s taking an absolute beating, front cover ripped open through the night but it’s tied back down now. If it survives the next few days I will be very impressed.
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:14 pm

woody wrote:
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philthy wrote:
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I was going to get the rust off and see how much metal is left first. But plans were cold galvanise then epoxy mastic or similar.

Would be interested in the zinc plating, did you get any costs?
I didn't, think Stephen Curle knows the costs though, it's not huge. I'd spoken to a place in Paisley who would blast the front wishbones for £50.

Hadn't considered galvanising thought, will have a look at it. Plans were also an epoxy paint system on top of that, had a look at Jota marine paints.
I’ve used aquablast Paisley in the past for a bike frame, seems to be the least destructive means of stripping back to metal.

I use Jota on stuff offshore, would be ideal in this scenario. On mild steel I’ve used a cold galvanise spray as a primer which provides a cathodic protection then epoxy over. Lasts years in permanently salty wet conditions.
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:07 pm

Getting the rear lower o/s wishbone off not going to plan, the last bolt is blocked by the oil sump. So it’s sump off to remove…
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:42 pm

When I said it looked like it had lived at the bottom of the sea I wasn’t kidding

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by stratosboy » Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:35 pm

they'll still come up looking nice, are you getting them chemically stripped and zinc passivate plated? - I did this with mine and then two coats of clear PIR15. There's lots of theories about what is the best protective coating, but powder coating on wishbones isn't considered a good one as the water gets into the chips caused by stones and causes the coating to flake off.

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:06 pm

Thinking this is the way to go, found a couple places nearby that does it so going to call them today to get a quote to zinc passivate once I’ve had them blasted.
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by woody » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:18 pm

philthy wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:06 pm
Thinking this is the way to go, found a couple places nearby that does it so going to call them today to get a quote to zinc passivate once I’ve had them blasted.

Interested in the quotes :thumbsup

Agree about aquablast being a good idea.

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:56 pm

Bits all blasted, left the wheel bearings in to protect the inners, all being replaced anyway.

Got a price to zinc coat at £50 per wishbone plus the other bits so that’s not happening.

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Also Nitron came back with £1250 to refurb, mainly due to the springs being knackered but the rest is okay. Just going to buy a new set, makes more sense.
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by woody » Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:44 pm

£50 a wishbone is... Quite a lot. Elise parts have new wishbones at £125 each.

Are you coating the hub carrier extrusions?

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by woody » Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:52 pm

Stephen Curle was quoted £100 to do a full car set of wishbones.

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:23 pm

woody wrote:
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Stephen Curle was quoted £100 to do a full car set of wishbones.
That’s what I was expecting, maybe up to £175 with all the smaller bits.

Got the impression he didn’t want the work, first thing he said was why don’t you get them powder coated :roll:
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:20 pm

woody wrote:
Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:44 pm

Are you coating the hub carrier extrusions?
Probably just a clear coat to stop corrosion
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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:18 pm

Elise has been put on hold for the last few months due to garage build so I can get it out of the tent

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Hopefully have power and slates on soon so I can get the suspension back together and have some proper space to work on it next trip home

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by stratosboy » Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:31 pm

wow, new garage space looks fantastic Phil, great work. Got your little helper again too!

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Re: S1 Audi Elise

Post by philthy » Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:10 am

Thanks David, yes he’s always by my side to help out with anything car or DIY related :lol:

I’ll need to rebuild the suspension etc to be able to move the car into the garage once the roof is on then will have some proper space to get cracking.
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