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Old 29 Dec 2013, 19:59 (Ref:3348687)   #42
SidewaysFeltham
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Originally Posted by Tim Falce View Post
as it'll start rusting the moment It's been cleaned off plus you may find they leave it outside until you collect it.
Just saying.
All mild steel starts rusting as soon as it's cleaned, Tim.

However, if the shell has not been on the road, then hopefully, no salt electrolysis effect. Additionally, of course, with no battery connected, then the primary problem - Positive Earth Supply Circuit* - will not be a causal factor. Furthermore, the enclosed structures (sills, chassis legs et al) will not have suffered by road spray thrown up.

Part and parcel of refinishing bare metal is to scurf off surface rust prior to the first coat of primer.

We used to use an ICI pre-paint product; can't remember its name. Just a wipe over and then a degrease prior to the first coat of bare metal primer (Red Oxide-Zinc Chromate).

(*N.B. Earth was changed, generally, from Positive to Negative circa 1968. Hopefully, the vehicle is a genuine Jaguar product and not one of the later post-BMC lash ups!)
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