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Undersealing Step 5/6:

Undersealing Step 5/6:

Wednesday, 2nd January 2013

Underseal cannot be used to prevent corrosion of an exhaust system. The heat from the exhaust bakes the underseal, causing it to become brittle and fall off. Underseal is flammable, so there is also the risk of fire, especially if it hasn't dried. http://ww, Read more...

Undersealing Step 6/6:

Undersealing Step 6/6:

Thursday, 3rd January 2013

If you find unwanted overspray on paintwork, brake lines or other components, it can be wiped off using a rag with a little white spirit. This can also help to remove dried-on overspray. Polish paintwork immediately after cleaning it. http://www.smi, Read more...

Waxing

Waxing

Friday, 4th January 2013

Just like underseal, wax is a popular rustproofing product that has been available for several decades. Many restoration specialists favour it for its ability to help keep the tinworm away - when we recently sliced open a 20-year-old tin of finnigan's, Read more...

Waxing Step 1/12:

Waxing Step 1/12:

Saturday, 5th January 2013

Look for access and drain holes along sills, crossmembers and between inner and outer panels. In some cases, it's best to remove panels, such as wheelarch liners and door cards. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=2685, Read more...

Waxing Step 2/12:

Waxing Step 2/12:

Monday, 7th January 2013

Wax in an aerosol can is quick to apply and less messy than other methods. The wax is thin, but is applied with sufficient pressure to be able to coat inside a sill, door or chassis leg. Shake the contents well before applying. http://www.smithandal, Read more...

Waxing Step 3/12:

Waxing Step 3/12:

Tuesday, 8th January 2013

Wax is best applied on a warm day, so if it's cold outside and you are applying it using air-fed equipment, a pump or brush, start by warming up the contents in a bucket of hot water. It also helps if you apply a little at a time. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1529 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

Waxing Step 4/12:

Waxing Step 4/12:

Wednesday, 9th January 2013

An old spray bottle can be used to apply wax, but the wax can quickly clog up the inside, so warm up the bottle and wax in a jug of hot water, spray for a minute or two, then warm up the wax again. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526 htt, Read more...

Waxing Step 5/12:

Waxing Step 5/12:

Thursday, 10th January 2013

Brushing wax into door bottoms and seams is an effective method of applying it and making sure an adequate coating is achieved. Once you've finished, wash the brush in warm soapy water. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

Waxing Step 6/12:

Waxing Step 6/12:

Friday, 11th January 2013

Kits including Waxoyl's pump provide an effective method of injecting wax into sills and box sections. The pressure from the pump ensures wax is squirted inside concealled box sections. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1529 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

Waxing Step 7/12:

Waxing Step 7/12:

Saturday, 12th January 2013

If you have air-fed equipment, wax can be applied under high pressure to ensure that it thoroughly coats the inside of chassis legs and similar areas you cannot see. Spray quipment that incorperates large nozzles is useful. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1529 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 htt, Read more...

Waxing Step 8/12:

Waxing Step 8/12:

Monday, 14th January 2013

A probe is good for dispersing wax when applying it with a pump or air-fed equipment. It's easy to make one using a piece of tube. Add several holes along the tube and a screw at the end. Insert the tube fully into a sill or chassis leg when using, Read more...

Waxing Step 9/12:

Waxing Step 9/12:

Tuesday, 15th January 2013

If there are no drain or access holes to an area where you want to spray wax, drill your own access holes and, after applying the wax, fit a plastic or rubber plug (available from rust proofing specialists). http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

Special offer

Special offer

Tuesday, 15th January 2013

35% off 20L Shell Helix Racing 10w-60 Only 170 left in stock http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=2206 Use this discount code: HELIXRACING35, Read more...

Waxing Step 10/12:

Waxing Step 10/12:

Wednesday, 16th January 2013

Don't spray wax onto hot components or near them - wax is flammable and becomes runny if heated, say, by an exhaust. Some waxes are suitable for use on hot areas, but check first with the supplier or manufacturer. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

40,000 Twitter followers

40,000 Twitter followers

Wednesday, 16th January 2013

A big thank you to all our Twitter followers. We've just hit 40,000 www.twitter.com/smithandallan, Read more...

Waxing Step 11/12:

Waxing Step 11/12:

Thursday, 17th January 2013

After applying wax, allow it to dry for at least 24 hours. Most wax is touch-dry after six hours (depending on the climate). Some waxes are best applied as several thin coats, leaving time for them to fully dry between coats. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/hammerite.aspx, Read more...

Waxing Step 12/12:

Waxing Step 12/12:

Friday, 18th January 2013

Don't apply wax to an area that requires welding or grinding. Wax is flammable and will almost certainly catch fire. Only apply the wax after the welding has been completed and everything has been given a chance to cool down. http://www.smithandalla, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes

Typical rustproofing mistakes

Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

Rustproofing a car can be a disastrous exercise if you get it wrong. To avoid any problems we've outlined a number of the common issues that can arise during rustproofing, as well as the mishaps that can occur afterwards, ranging from wax leaking out, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes: 1/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes: 1/9

Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

Hot weather can warm up wax, resulting in it leaking out of the door and sill drain holes, so don't be alarmed if your car drips a brown/yellow liquid. Just remember that you will need to apply more wax when the weather isn't so hot. http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1527 http://www.smithandallan.com/prodpage.aspx?id=1526, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 2/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 2/9

Thursday, 24th January 2013

Most waxes can be washed off, so don't use them on exposed wheelarches or outer sills where road muck and rainwater will wash it off. Underseal or weatherproof wax is suitable in these areas. http://www.smithandallan.com/hammerite.aspx, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 3/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 3/9

Friday, 25th January 2013

Wax is flammable, so don't spray it into an area that needs welding or grinding as it could catch fire and be difficult to extinguish. Also, avoid spraying wax over hot components (eg, exhaust systems). http://www.smithandallan.com/hammerite.aspx, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 4/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 4/9

Monday, 28th January 2013

Wax is difficult to apply in a cold climate as it becomes hard and blocks spray equipment. Stand the wax container in a bucket or jugof hot water to warm it and keep warming it while you work. http://www.smithandallan.com/hammerite.aspx, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 5/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 5/9

Tuesday, 29th January 2013

If the inside of a sill isn't fully coated in wax, moisture will settle in any exposed areas, resulting in a greater concentration of corrosion. http://www.smithandallan.com/hammerite.aspx, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 6/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 6/9

Wednesday, 30th January 2013

Rustproofing can't fix a rotten panel. Wheelarches may look clean from the outside, but the inner section could be crumbling and need to be cut out. Wax and underseal can sometimes only slow down the corrosion process. http://www.smithandallan.com/h, Read more...

Typical rustproofing mistakes 7/9

Typical rustproofing mistakes 7/9

Thursday, 31st January 2013

Rust can spread, so you need to remove or stop it, not simply rustproof over it. The moisture contained in the iron oxide can spread to clean metal and continue the oxidisation process, especially between different metals. http://www.smithandallan.c, Read more...