Citroen Zx16v

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Its looking good and you seem to have cought it all just in time too, look forward to seeing the end result.

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Thanks Dean , yes any longer and it could have been alot bigger job . There are two small holes in the front wing but these can be sorted quite easily , it's mainly down to the second skin on the arch where the bodykit mounting holes locate . I'll be giving everything another layer of deox gel and hopefully this will leave bare steel then a couple of coats of hydrate 80 followed by two coats of electrox which is a 90% zinc primer . This little lot should keep the tin worm at bay for another few years yet :-D

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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You might be interested to know that there is a ZX 16v in the Citroen Conservatoire. It says '1992 ZX Coupe 16v' on the numpber plate but lists a 2.0 badge on its front wings. Maybe a very very early one? It is in very dark grey and has leather and headlight washers. I have a picture ...

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Look forward to your pics Chris , hope you had a great time .

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Here is it Mark:
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See my blog soon for a more detailed account :lol:

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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I've not managed to get much done this last week with the weather , here's the latest pics .

Deox gel applied and left to do it's work .

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And here's after two applications and a bit of sanding , very impressed with the deox gel and what it does .

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I'm hoping to get some work done over the weekend and get some more work done on the jacking points .

Mark

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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That deox gel looks like good tackle Mark :-D

Reminds me, I must spend money with the good folks who make that stuff* in connection with preserving an XM...

* I put it like that because I can't remember how to spell their name... Bill Hambereler or some thing like that...

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Bilt Hamber Jim , I've been very impressed so far with their products . While the skirts are off I've injected some of their Dynax S50 cavity wax into the holes which hold the skirts on so the inside of the sills are well protected . I've also been cleaning up the spare wheel at work as it was slightly crusty after being slung underneath the car for 17 yrs , I've ground all the loose rust off and applied 2 coats of Hydrate 80 rust killer and given it 2 coats of red oxide primer . Next up will be 2 coats of satin black to finish of . After this I will be cleaning up the spare wheel carrier and treating & repainting that too .

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Thanks Mark :-D

I've used Dynax S50 in the past but not their other products... I shall be getting an order together in the very near. Really want to get some stuff under the XM before the winter comes on...

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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If your going to place an order Jim put some Surfex Hd onto it a great degreaser/cleaner and can be diluted too and still very effective . It can be used for allsorts from engine cleaning etc and I've also used it to clean headlinings & seats , they do a 5ltr for around £15 or a 1ltr in a spray bottle for £6.00 , you won't be dissapointed Jim .

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Excellent Mark, I'll get some of that, always looking for a good degreaser as I have not been able to use my old favourite (white spirit) for a long time now due to an allergic reaction to the stuff. Up to now, nothing else has quite cut the mustard for me.

I'm also allergic to house paint as well. That I don't mind at all :)

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Those first few pictures don't look very pretty!

Looks like your doing a grand job with that Mark, credit to you for doing it yourself too, I would be terrified to attempt bodywork like that. I suppose you have the gaving grace that the wheel arches are covered over on the 16v.

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Yes very fortunate that the bodykit covers the arches . The Zx16's wings are unique to it and nothing like a standard Zx . The nearside wing/arch is perfect and doesn't require any work fortunatly but will be getting plenty of Dynax UB applied as will the rears too . I'm always on the lookout for body panels but they are very rare nowadays .

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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So the Dynax gel converts rust to metal, or so some things advertise! I guess it gets rid of the rust?

I might have to invest in some of the Bilt Hamber stuff you recommend, Its something I really need to do to my cars before winter. Its not something im looking forward to :lol:

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Imagenice to see your looking after this. Il start my own blog with my black one. my 5th.

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