T25 Trident 1991

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Re: T25 Trident 1991

Postby JonathanR » 20 Aug 2017, 18:43

mm289 wrote:Well doen - take encouragement from the fact that:
a) you have done far more than me and most do
b) you are getting to use the van as well :ok

Rust coming back is all down to the prep as you guessed. Can't remember if you covered this earlier but the little hand held shot blasters are great for seems and use glass or stone as the material not iron. If the rust has got between the spot welds that hold the panels together its a pain in the proverbials, all you can do is get it as clean as poss, treat with Hydrate 80 both sides and go from there.

Epoxy primer is great as it is impervious to water unlike normal primer so will stop more getting in but it can't stop the chemical reaction on stuff that is already there.

Its always a trade off with these between being pedantic and ending up rebuilding the thing or being pragmatic and keeping it on the road!

Rivnuts are great I find for all those captive nut situations :D

If the polisher is a rotary rather than DA be careful on new paint when polishing as they are quite aggressive.

Congrats on doing your windows yourself, I busted the n/s/r glass on mine trying - just dissolved in my hands - and cannot find a replacement anywhere as the rear side glass on the Autosleepers was bespoke to them :roll:

Cheers,

MM
Cheers MM. Encouragement appreciated. Correct balance between constantly working on all the jobs that always seem to crop up and using it is I suspect something we all have to resolve.
Yes have a shot blast gun and works well. I probably need to remove trim inside to get to some rust points and tackle from both sides.

All ready gouged some fresh paint from using too hard a sponge at an angle so have learnt my lesson. I hand Polish any new paint after a few weeks. Polisher is rotary but also have air da sander but my compressor struggles to run it which is why I have gone electric. Polish and compound at low speeds. Hard sponge when using compound and soft sponge to apply Polish. Fast speed with sheep on end for buffing. If I read it correct.

I was lucky with the windows and was also worried about damage when forcing rubber round glass with metal screwdriver. Sorry you were less fortunate. But good luck finding a replacement.

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Re: T25 Trident 1991

Postby JonathanR » 24 Apr 2018, 18:18

Well I have decided not to be neaten by photobucket and will repopulate my thread with the photos. When I access my thread through tapatalk I can see the pictures. When I look at my thread through my desktop browser (firefox) I get the photobucket ransom demand.
can other people see the earlier photos through tapatalk?
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Re: T25 Trident 1991

Postby RogerT » 24 Apr 2018, 20:26

I see them on Tapatalk...


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Re: T25 Trident 1991

Postby JonathanR » 24 Apr 2018, 20:33

Thanks Roger
I will still reload pictures so it works with out photobucket being involved. Can you see metalmickeys threads through tapatalk. I fail to load his work so can't check.
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Re: T25 Trident 1991

Postby RogerT » 24 Apr 2018, 21:34

His stuff is all gone. :(
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