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Homebase Shopping List- Rusty Back Box

Hey, had a thread on the 147,156,GT forum about this topic. Just wanted to see what you guys thought anyway. Doing some kind of job on my 147 tail box, to complement the new bumper.. I've heard that if you aren't replacing it, it's best to not take it off. So I intend on painting it with a brush while its still on..

I'm going to need some paint which has heat-resistancy, an anti-rust product and I don't know what else..

Could anyone tell me what products they'd recommend, how many coats of each, what order etc?

I just want it silver.. as I don't trust those "chrome effect" paints. Anyone any experience?

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Maybe you should give your sprayer friend a call and see what he recommends?
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It's an exhaust back box - it's supposed to be rusty
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I have a can at home which is brilliant. Its a spray on matt black colour, spray it direct to rust and it reforms the rust so it wont get worse. €10. Used it on my wifes CRV about 2 months ago on the back box and it still looks great. Used it on the Alfa's too.
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I can get you staff discount for your back box as i work in Homebase
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I can get you staff discount for your back box as i work in Homebase
Haha cheers, can you recommend any products

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I have a can at home which is brilliant. Its a spray on matt black colour, spray it direct to rust and it reforms the rust so it wont get worse. €10. Used it on my wifes CRV about 2 months ago on the back box and it still looks great. Used it on the Alfa's too.
Any idea of the name?
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Seriously, we sell something like whats been described here. you spray onto rust and it turns it into a hard sound surface. Forget the name but i can check tomorrow and let you know. Its also heat resistant.
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I just did mine on the GTV, it's a supersprint one so I want to preserve it.

I took it off, wire brush on the drill to take off most of the rust then Hamerite undercoat and high temp paint top coat. It smelt for the first 30 or so miles but perfect now. Going to do the cat back section next week.
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Seriously, we sell something like whats been described here. you spray onto rust and it turns it into a hard sound surface. Forget the name but i can check tomorrow and let you know. Its also heat resistant.
Hamerite Kurust? I used it before turns the rust black.
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Cant remember the exact name, but something like this:

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I think I should have invested in some sort of anti-rust product, I'm putting exhaust number 3 onto my 166 twinnie this weekend, the inside bracket just broke off again, bloody rust!
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If it's repeatadly breaking a bracket then it suggests there is something amiss and it's putting strain on the exhaust at that point. Maybe the bracket at the central engine mount is broke or bent or something.........
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If it's repeatadly breaking a bracket then it suggests there is something amiss and it's putting strain on the exhaust at that point. Maybe the bracket at the central engine mount is broke or bent or something.........
All the other mounts are fine, put the other exhaust on today. To be honest, the original lasted until 160000 miles, the second one I got was off a scrapped car and wasn't great to begin with but still lasted for 60000 miles. I think exhaust no. 3 will see the car out, its in good condition and with the car at over 220000 miles, it really doesn't owe me too much, except all those cambelt changes
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