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  1. #11
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    I agree with Perks. From what I've heard from most specialists, they always say you can get more oil out with the pump than you can with a drain-plug-sump.

    I painted my new one with hammerite - I'll let you know in about 3-4 yrs if it lasts any longer!
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    A genuine tip on using Hammerite.....

    IF at all possible, after using it try to "bake" it on.

    After trying it on many failed projects, I warmed my Landy bumper up with a fan-heater until it was just about too hot to touch...THEN painted it.
    Hammerite set like a glass finish, and even withstood demolishing the back of a mini when some silly women tried to pull out in front of me on a roundabout (Her actual commect was " I saw you coming, but I couldn't go any faster" !!!! ).

    The "dimple" effect may look good, but 90% of the time it's a "dimple" all the way to the surface of the metal.

    Bake it...and the lac flows OVER the dimples and seals it.

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    Some converted sumps have a boss that forms an internal mini Hoover dam preventing oil from draining. The one sold by Smart Parts Direct appears to be one of the better designs in that the boss is brazed on externally thereby no internal mini dam.

    Hammerite is not my preference for paint. It goes brittle, peels off and offer nil corrosion protection. A traditional oil based paint works a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    The "dimple" effect may look good
    It doesn't look good on the wife's backside !! LOL

    Maybe they don't do it over where you live, but they make smoothrite now

    Like the poster above I wouldn't use either, I'd just go with several layers of "aerosol" well keyed on a extremely clean or a new sump
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    It doesn't look good on the wife's backside !! LOL

    Maybe they don't do it over where you live, but they make smoothrite now

    Like the poster above I wouldn't use either, I'd just go with several layers of "aerosol" well keyed on a extremely clean or a new sump
    Are these too related in any way?

    Swedish guy goes into a pharmacy and says;
    " I would like to buy some deoderant"
    "Ball or aerosol?" says the chemist.
    "Neither...I want it for my arm-pits! " says the Swede!!!!
    (You have to say it in a Swedish accent).

    And yes, I know about "Smoothrite"....it's just as bad, and paints on like treacle!
    Last edited by Or_GazM; 24-10-2011 at 07:27 PM.

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    POR 15 is the dog's dangly bits when it comes to paint that actually does something to hold back the rust. Those cheeky classic guys & gals are raving about it and it has managed to keep my 1962 Suffolk Punch lawnmower's grass box free of rot since I used it on that, both inside and out, some four years ago.

    LoL at the recycled Mel Smith & Gryff Rhys-Jones aerosol joke. ;-)
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