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1971 Grandé Concourse Restoration
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(05-04-2019, 07:18 AM)baz70 Wrote: Steve, what size metal for the zinc and nickel plating anodes should i get from ebay ? I will be doing a lot of plating and the prices are quite dear so want to make sure i order the right amount

Baz sorry for the delay. I havent been around.
I originally bought from ebay but was advised to use zinc sheets as its easier to bend into whatever shape you need for the part your working with. I ended up buying 1.2mm thick sheet from this company https://www.metaloffcuts.co.uk/  I bought a sheet 1000mm x 250mm.

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#52
What a absolute PITA door hinges are to fit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never want to fit new door hinges again.
Having never done this before i definately underestimated how how heavy the doors are. Trying to lift a door with all the glass and fittings still attached and trying to balance with one leg and a prosthetic is definately one of the toughest jobs i have tacled on the car. The lines arent perfect but my sprayer will be sorting that out on Monday.
The next few weeks will be hectic stripping the car and FINALLY getting the paint stripped ready for paint. I am going to tackle in 2 stages. Main body plus doors 1st stage. deck lid, fenders and hood second stage. My thinking is once the body and doors are done i can do the interior.
Lots and lots of electrolysis and zinc plating to do over the coming weeks.

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#53
Todays contribution to restoring the car. The 2 long strips that fit behind the headliner have been de-rusted with electrolysis and then zinc plated. The metal dash end plate has been paint stripped and sanded. Its ready to go in the de-rust sauce tomorrow. The shortest 2 strips that fit behind the headliner will sit in the de-rust sauce overnight.
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#54
What a lot of bling bling done already Steve!! Smile
You done the long ones in rain gutter? How long are they? 80 cm?

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(05-16-2019, 03:13 PM)Fabrice Wrote: What a lot of bling bling done already Steve!! Smile
You done the long ones in rain gutter? How long are they? 80 cm?

They are 84cm long. I tried the rain guttering first with de-rust but it was not deep enough so i used the tub below that i used to spray parts. Its a very large tub but i had it leant against the wall and only used around 3 litres of vinegar. I now need to find a longer tub to fit the roof bows in. I havent measured the roof bows but i reckon they are around 1 metre long. Thats for another day soon. The headliner will be the second job after the vinyl roof is fitted.
Time to think outside the box Big Grin 

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#56
Today i went from the longest 2 strips to the shortest 2 strips behind the headliner. They spent the night in electrolysis bath and today they was zinc plated
The metal dash end plate is in the electrolysis bath tonight
Who would have imagined how satifying this job turned out to be. I recommend plating to everyone

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#57
The last couple of days i managed to de-rust and zinc plate another strip from behind the headliner and the metal side panel on the dash. The last of the six strips from behind the headliner is in de-rust bath and will be zinc plated tomorrow and hopefully all the small bolts that fix the strips in place

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(05-12-2019, 03:57 PM)Pegleg Wrote:
(05-04-2019, 07:18 AM)baz70 Wrote: Steve, what size metal for the zinc and nickel plating anodes should i get from ebay ? I will be doing a lot of plating and the prices are quite dear so want to make sure i order the right amount

Baz sorry for the delay. I havent been around.
I originally bought from ebay but was advised to use zinc sheets as its easier to bend into whatever shape you need for the part your working with. I ended up buying 1.2mm thick sheet from this company https://www.metaloffcuts.co.uk/  I bought a sheet 1000mm x 250mm.

thanks Steve,. i will check them out. Also how are you derusting the items and what product are you using ? does it take the existing plating off ? thanks.
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(05-19-2019, 04:37 PM)baz70 Wrote:
(05-12-2019, 03:57 PM)Pegleg Wrote:
(05-04-2019, 07:18 AM)baz70 Wrote: Steve, what size metal for the zinc and nickel plating anodes should i get from ebay ? I will be doing a lot of plating and the prices are quite dear so want to make sure i order the right amount

Baz sorry for the delay. I havent been around.
I originally bought from ebay but was advised to use zinc sheets as its easier to bend into whatever shape you need for the part your working with. I ended up buying 1.2mm thick sheet from this company https://www.metaloffcuts.co.uk/  I bought a sheet 1000mm x 250mm.

thanks Steve,. i will check them out. Also how are you derusting the items and what product are you using ? does it take the existing plating off ? thanks.
The existing plating gets a layer on it from oxidization so i use triple zero wire wool to take that off. Some parts are stubborn so end up with no zinc layer on the metal in parts. Its does not matter if you leave old zinc plate on as long as your part is smooth. If anything the old layer is a plus as there is no chance of flash rust happening.

For de-rust bath its 3 tablespoons of washing soda and a teaspoon of Epsom salts added to 10 lires of water. Doing it this way means its enviromentally friendly and you can pour the water down the drain once you done with it. You will also need a aquarium heater to keep the water at 20 degrees.
For zinc plating its white vinegar with a teaspoon of Epsom salts added. Again use a aquarium heater at 20 degrees

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#60
Big Grin The car has gone off to the sprayers to have all the panels lined up.
When i dropped the car off the sprayer said when he had lined up all the panels i could go to his  workshop and strip the car myself if i wanted Big Grin and store all the parts there.
Then he said i could help with taking the car back to bare metal if i wanted to Big Grin

Looks like i have found a sprayer that wants to help save me as much money as possible and help as much or as little as i want.

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