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BrianB
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Location: Preston, Lancashire

The replacement of the rear upper and lower control arms highlighted the poor condition of the driveshafts. Over the last few days I’ve tackled the surface corrosion and although it’s not completely removed it’s looking a lot better now.
The driveshafts were wire brushed and then sanded with 240 wet and dry paper, degreased and treated with Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 and then a top coat of Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Black.
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Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
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BrianB
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After the Hydrate 80 and Chassis Black treatment.
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Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
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BadgerTT
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Brian, curious about the plastic sheet and zip tie (colour coordinated no less) solution on your lower control arms - does the rubber boot create challenges? Just waiting for the weather to warm/dry up a little and then I can finally spray paint your old ones and get them fitted).
BrianB
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BadgerTT wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 1:32 pm
Brian, curious about the plastic sheet and zip tie (colour coordinated no less) solution on your lower control arms - does the rubber boot create challenges? Just waiting for the weather to warm/dry up a little and then I can finally spray paint your old ones and get them fitted).
Hi, I moved the rubber boot and put the plastic and zip ties on when I went to have the alignment done, once the adjustment had been carried out I took a measurement of the new position and put the plastic and zip ties on so I could check they hadn’t changed after a few miles of driving.
Just haven’t got round to taking it off and moving the boot back over the adjuster.
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
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