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 has any one sprayed with hammerite  smooth was thinking of using this ?? what ratio for mixing etc . was the Finnish ok 

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Comment by JAMES PATON on October 12, 2017 at 21:02

i have sprayed the legerra white liked the way it looked so decided just to freshen it up used 2pack frozen white looks amazing will leave it to settle for a few days then flat back n polish hoping to get a good finish then will put some new stripes on her  

Comment by JAMES PATON on October 12, 2017 at 20:49

what was there flakes left ?? a know some one who had to buy a new chassis for his tvr the original was rotten 

Comment by Daryl Heasman on October 12, 2017 at 19:03

Well it needs something to hold the rust flakes together on TVR chassis

Comment by Graham King on October 12, 2017 at 18:27

It's popular with the TVR club and also classic car owners.  

Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 12, 2017 at 17:54

I could be interested too.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on October 12, 2017 at 15:37

I'll give it a go, seems a very good technical write up which would need to be 'proved' and I have one 'on the bench' that will need painting soon. Now then, spoiled for colour choice ... orange bodied car (or will be) colour code or contrast?

Comment by Graham King on October 11, 2017 at 22:03

Not tried it myself, but read some very good reviews.  In my mind, anything is better than powder coat.  Powder coat chips and lets water under the coating. -  horrible stuff

Comment by James Doulton on October 11, 2017 at 21:34

That looks very interesting, Graham. It would be perfect for a lazy chap like me - it goes on thick and one coat is all it needs. Have you used it yourself and is it as good as they claim?

Comment by Graham King on October 11, 2017 at 20:34
Comment by Big Vern on October 11, 2017 at 19:26

Not for nothing is hammerite paint known as bodgers paint. I have previously treated a trailer chassis thus: 1-strip back to bare metal, 2-treat with 'rust remedy', 3-paint with zinc phosphate primer, 4-two coats of 'stonechip', 5-high risk areas coated with one to two coats of thinned down waxoil. Many years later still little or no rust showing through despite the trailer living outside for the whole of its life.

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