Author Topic: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project  (Read 4143 times)

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2019, 20:06:17 »

However - as you also know - unibody structures do rust from inside - out :-[
and that means that at least some of our hollow structures of the body do need special attention. ??? 8)

I do not want to terrify you now- but you do also understand that if you now looked into your hollow rail member structures with a special camera (good body shops do have that) - I am confident you would find rust ! :P :-X

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Achim
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Here you can see a picture from the inside:

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #76 on: January 04, 2019, 20:09:40 »
You might want to consider using Fluid A (and family) products for your cars cavities.

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2019, 16:25:53 »
The housing of the LH headlight was bad, but now it is restored.
The trick is now to keep this place in the front fender free form dirt.



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2019, 19:42:33 »
Nice!

Do you have the notch there?

I tried to use the SLS seals headlight body-headlight housing in the wing and I threw them away to trash bin. I used the originals from MB that have a good fit and are soft to ensure sealing. They have much higher price though...
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2019, 22:45:58 »
Yes the notch is still there.
I still have to buy the seals, just like nearly all the rubber.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #80 on: January 10, 2019, 17:19:13 »
You might want to consider using Fluid A (and family) products for your cars cavities.

I am curious what is Fluid A?  I am aware of Dinitrol products but havent seen sight of Fluid A.

Also, while on the subject of the cavities.  Do you think it is best treating them with a cavity wax as you progress repairs or waiting till the end and pumping the stuff in after priming the vehicle?  I am just thinking if cavity wax does run it will probably reduce any adhesion of primer paint.  This is the approach I have been taking.



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2019, 18:13:54 »
I was also wondering what Fluid A was.
My strategy is to have the car completely painted and after that spray cavitation wax in as many hollow sections as possible.
I will drill several holes before the paining to reach these hollow sections, and close the holes with plugs.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2019, 01:22:58 »
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I am curious what is Fluid A?  I am aware of Dinitrol products but havent seen sight of Fluid A.


Fluidfilm A:
a very low viscosity cavity wax, very easy to handle that flows/distributs very well in the cavities.

See here:

http://fluidfilm.de/en/produkte/
http://fluidfilm.de/en/produkte/liquid-a/203/



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2019, 17:49:20 »
OK thank you.
In my other car I used Noxudol 700 cavitation wax

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2019, 09:38:32 »
This bad spot is also repaired.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2019, 18:12:37 »
Also the bottom of LH side rear fender has been renewed.



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2019, 21:48:17 »
Another bad spot repaired.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2019, 20:57:02 »
There was a bad repaired spot at the back which was also slightly bent inwards, compared to the straight green line.
So also here I welded a part of the back section.







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