Been busy cleaning up some of the parts I removed from the car. Working on the headlamp assemblies at the moment. Also took off the front wing to give me access to the windscreen corner. I have taken all the underseal off the inner wing and it is perfect apart from a little surface rust on the bottom edge where the underseal had lifted.
Think I have figured out another ( yet another
) reason the the wing mounting rails and door posts rust badly on these cars, they had no treatment whatsoever, just the black paint that they put on to protect the panels, you know, like the stuff is on a new wing when you buy it. The rest of the inner wing had stone chip paint from factory so why the hell did they not just cover it all
So now I am really glad I have removed all the underseal as I would not have known this otherwise. Got a can of Upol etch primer for the bare metal parts then going to prime the whole inner wing and then put on Upol Gravitex stonechip which handy enough can be got in white
Found a good way of removing the underseal using a heat gun and a plastic scraper made by Bojo. The scraper is firm enough to scrape through the underseal but doesn't take the paint off underneath. Still a good bit of work involved but it's nice to see it peeling away quite handily. Picture of the tool below, well recommended.
Will get some pictures up in the next day or so.