replacement bulkhead

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A later Defender colour, I used a synthetic enamel but thinned it down a touch with white spirit and hand painted gave a nice shiny colour with no brush marks, agree far too cold for painting unless you got a heated garage
Yep. Masai red also an option - I think that was an early range rover colour. Red not my first choice but I had a tub, wings and bonnet in red so, rather than repainting the entire vehicle bronze green or petrol blue I decided to just paint the bulkhead red to match. I brush painted too with thinned enamel but temperature was definitely an issue up here in the NE of Scotland. I was looking for 'better than it was' rather than concours restoration so am happy enough from a before and after perspective.
 

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You’ve put the hours in there derusting nice job , have you tried brick acid for rusty steel that works well too, just drop it in for an hour or two really cleans it up without dust everywhere
 
You’ve put the hours in there derusting nice job , have you tried brick acid for rusty steel that works well too, just drop it in for an hour or two really cleans it up without dust everywhere
Good tip, but don't use it (or any acid) on any important bolts. Hydrogen embrittlement if you need a bedtime read.
 
You’ve put the hours in there derusting nice job , have you tried brick acid for rusty steel that works well too, just drop it in for an hour or two really cleans it up without dust everywhere
Is that the same as brick cleaner? I haven't tried it. We did a lot of mechanical cleaning using needle a needle scaler, wire mop on an angle grinder and some of those excellent scotchbrite drill mops but all pretty messy. Lots of rust swept off the garage floor - we must have saved a ton of weight on the landrover so performance should be great now...
 
It's the topcoat. Portofino red. Too cold for painting so I suspect that I'll be redoing it at some point.
When you redo it you can paint it the correct masai red that all land rover should be!!

I have done both of mine with the same method as steve above but definitely get a better finish in the warmer weather. did you seam seal and turn it upside down to fill it with waxoil/ditirol/your preferred chassis wax before you fitted it?
 
When you redo it you can paint it the correct masai red that all land rover should be!!

I have done both of mine with the same method as steve above but definitely get a better finish in the warmer weather. did you seam seal and turn it upside down to fill it with waxoil/ditirol/your preferred chassis wax before you fitted it?
I seam sealed with puraflex 40 after t-washing but didn’t waxoyl it.
 
A later Defender colour, I used a synthetic enamel but thinned it down a touch with white spirit and hand painted gave a nice shiny colour with no brush marks, agree far too cold for painting unless you got a heated garage
Heated garage - if only!
 
I seam sealed with puraflex 40 after t-washing but didn’t waxoyl it.
a bit more difficult now it is fitted as you cannot turn it upside down but even though it is galvanised I would definitely still use whatever your preferred chassis wax (that's a whole other debate!) is to fill as much of the inside of it as you can. I have done both my chassis and bulkhead despite all being galv. as far as I am concerned you cannot have too much protection on the steel parts of a land rover.
 
a bit more difficult now it is fitted as you cannot turn it upside down but even though it is galvanised I would definitely still use whatever your preferred chassis wax (that's a whole other debate!) is to fill as much of the inside of it as you can. I have done both my chassis and bulkhead despite all being galv. as far as I am concerned you cannot have too much protection on the steel parts of a land rover.
Thanks. I’ll need to review the latest debates. Went off waxoyl due to its tendency to drip out in the summer. What do you use?
 
Thanks. I’ll need to review the latest debates. Went off waxoyl due to its tendency to drip out in the summer. What do you use?
I use dinitrol, 4941 for external and 3125HS for internal.
But I know recently people on here have had good results with lanoguard as well which I believe is clear rather than the murky brown of the dinitrol.
 
I'm a big fan of the lanolin based coatings. They do 'wear off' exposed surfaces (bottom of the diff etc) but do coat the rest well and (in my experience) stay stuck on and repel moisture very efficiently.

There are quite a few variants out there these days (Lanoguard have the best marketing) and there are now some available with colouring, rather than the opaque/light tan of the market leader.
There are also variants that don't smell of sheep.

One I have been working/experimenting with is an MMA-Ri (Machine Marine and Automobiles-Rust inhibitor) that comes in clear (like water) and black which is completely odour free.
MMA-Ri uses cobalt as the drier so can be overpainted (paint also uses cobalt) which the other brands don't..
Unlike Waxoyl it won't 'drip out in the summer'.

I'm waiting for the weather to improve so I can get some more done and will post pictures.
 
I'm a big fan of the lanolin based coatings. They do 'wear off' exposed surfaces (bottom of the diff etc) but do coat the rest well and (in my experience) stay stuck on and repel moisture very efficiently.

There are quite a few variants out there these days (Lanoguard have the best marketing) and there are now some available with colouring, rather than the opaque/light tan of the market leader.
There are also variants that don't smell of sheep.

One I have been working/experimenting with is an MMA-Ri (Machine Marine and Automobiles-Rust inhibitor) that comes in clear (like water) and black which is completely odour free.
MMA-Ri uses cobalt as the drier so can be overpainted (paint also uses cobalt) which the other brands don't..
Unlike Waxoyl it won't 'drip out in the summer'.

I'm waiting for the weather to improve so I can get some more done and will post pictures.
Thanks to you and Dag019 for the recommendations. Very helpful. I’ll have a look at the options. I like the idea of clearer coatings if they’re effective.
Cheers
 
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