Underside Finish

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Underside Finish

Postby culp » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:26 am

As you can imagine the underside of my 1970 Traveller is a right mess with lots...and lots....of welding to do. I'm possibly getting a bit ahead of myself here....but....

How were they finished when they came away from the factory. On mine, it looks as though the rear underside was finished in a black primer then in front of the cross member and in the wheel arches it was finished in the bodywork colour. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the underside was treated with an underseal Schutz then painter over in the bodywork colour, but I can't find that now.

I'd like to get the car as original as possible if only to disguise my inexpert welding :oops:

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby alanworland » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:33 am

My MM only ever had body colour paint on the underside.

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby Myrtles Man » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:21 am

I think I'm right in saying that that was common to cars from that era; hence their imperviousness to rusting and the effects of road-salting in the winter months! :o

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby culp » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:06 pm

So schutz then body colour then?

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby championdungspreader » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:15 pm

Not the black tar-y Shultz as that doesn’t take a top coat well, but a stonechip paint from a Shultz gun is good to then take a body colour top coat.

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby westy24 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:02 pm

3m do a great stone chip , and can be painted with most paint types

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Re: Underside Finish

Postby culp » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Great! Thanks for the advice.


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