Just found an old pic of Rosie, would like to see everyone elses!
DSC04254 by mati0921, on Flickr
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That's not fair Mati, your 'before' is better than my 'after'!
Car looks great.
i should never have painted it. i used the wrong primer so now rust is comming up everywhere. nothing beats old DDR paint, just dont eat it.
I have yet to properly paint mine or replace the rusty sills (will do that this winter). I've just repainted the wheels, heat excahnger and front valance, touched up the engine compartment using a foam brush, gouges in the Duraplast, wetsanded and buffed the paint to get me by until I find the time.
K&N huh? Nice.
Yeah, it gives me about .000025 extra HP!
My 601 before and after.
May I ask what you used for cleaning your engine compartment?
Mine has 40 years of crud on the painted surfaces and I don't want to use a cleaner that damages the surface. Also did you repaint you black metal or is that powdercoat? I am wondering if the original was powdercoat but I am guessing it was paint.
I tried all sorts of stuff. Purple Magic, foaming engine cleaner, kerosene, hot water from my hot water heater. The only thing I did not try was a high pressure sprayer. I now own one.
The only way I was able to actually clean it was when I had the engine/transmission and subframe out when I replaced the freewheel device.
I used one of those gasket scrapers (grease was about 1/4" thick), a wire brush and kerosene in a spray bottle.
It looked nice and clean about 1.5 years ago but the cylinder to engine block gaskets are leaking and now the underside of the engine is nasty again!
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