Undershields S1 3.8

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#1 Undershields S1 3.8

Post by rswaffie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:06 pm

Hi,
I’ve been cleaning up the two undershields and brackets from my 63 FHC, which I haven’t looked at since removing them at the start of the restoration 3 years ago. Covered in oil and crud. A couple of hours with white spirit and wire wool and they are looking better.

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One of them had a some sort of rubber/canvas strip held on with bifurcated rivets. SNG don’t stock the strips by the look of it. I could rescue the original but it is split and would need more cleaning.

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Q1- Anyone know if this material is available elsewhere? I’ve googled rubberised canvas and found some ‘possibles’. Woolies doesn’t have it.
Q2 - The shields look like they were painted black - would this be correct? Or could I just polish them and clear coat them?

Thanks
Richard

S1 3.8 FHC Opalescent Golden Sand with Tan Trim 889504
Now running-in my diy nut ‘n’ bolt restoration. :wrench: :hammer: :fingerscrossed:

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#2 Re: Undershields S1 3.8

Post by abowie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:00 pm

The strip is just there to stop it rattling; I don't think it is visible. I just use rubber.

Paint them satin black.
Andrew.
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