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Old 07-06-2019   #8251
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That sounds interesting. I'm very familiar with various rust converters, as most people who work on older cars probably are, but I can't remember using a paint which specifically contains a rust inhibitor itself. I'd be very interested to know what you use?
I think it was just a smooth finish hammerite paint which has zinc phosphate in it.
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I have never had any luck painting over rust with rust stopping paints. Hammerite or any other. One of the worst was Hammerite's own fancy primer which (they said) made their finish paints even better. The rust came through just as it would with any paint. Worthless IMO.

Ideally grit blast the area AND use a zinc phosphate primer. For large areas this is the most cost effective and (other than zinc coating) by far the most effective on corrosion.

The gel treatments work but you have to repeat the wire brushing and retreat with gel there are always some specs of rust to come back and haunt you.

The same method works for paint on emulsion treatments but the gels are better though very messy.

I have not tried the dipping solutions (such as sold by Frost), but they should do a good job as the active treatment is working for much longer than any paint on stuff. Not low cost though.
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Peugeot's Aldi Q3 anyone???

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...nQCw5vo-83ZtMw

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Peugeot's Aldi Q3 anyone???

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...nQCw5vo-83ZtMw

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This is why I'm forever dodging stuck and sliding off roaders whenever theres a flake of snow.
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A 1.0 Vauxhall Corsa has a 0-60 time of 18.2 seconds....EIGHTEEN POINT TWO.

Not a smile in itself but the reason I looked it up was someone who owns one described it as nippy and that surprised me..well you can't help but think the old corsa owner stereotype is alive and well. The car you buy because you know nothing about cars.

Tbf guy who owns it wouldn't give a stuff..and I guess that's the point, will say I didn't look it up on the spot and laugh in his face...as well it was real life not the internet.. and he's a nice guy.
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A 1.0 Vauxhall Corsa has a 0-60 time of 18.2 seconds....EIGHTEEN POINT TWO.

Not a smile in itself but the reason I looked it up was someone who owns one described it as nippy and that surprised me..well you can't help but think the old corsa owner stereotype is alive and well. The car you buy because you know nothing about cars.

Tbf guy who owns it wouldn't give a stuff..and I guess that's the point, will say I didn't look it up on the spot and laugh in his face...as well it was real life not the internet.. and he's a nice guy.
The Corsa 'C', the one with the high-level rear lamps was light enough to use this engine adequately. If the engine was revved well up its range, the car went very well. Joining a dual-carriageway, 3rd gear, keep foot planted all the way to 70, then take 5th. Loved the ones I had with BSM, taught the learners that they had to be in the right gear. Acceleration in 2nd and 3rd was quite nippy. A quick overtake would require temporary cancellation of the aircon.
The later 'D' was a heavier car, and even the 1.2 struggled until they lowered the gearing and lost some economy, the 1.0 became a town car only.
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The Corsa 'C', the one with the high-level rear lamps was light enough to use this engine adequately. If the engine was revved well up its range, the car went very well. Joining a dual-carriageway, 3rd gear, keep foot planted all the way to 70, then take 5th. Loved the ones I had with BSM, taught the learners that they had to be in the right gear. Acceleration in 2nd and 3rd was quite nippy. A quick overtake would require temporary cancellation of the aircon.
The later 'D' was a heavier car, and even the 1.2 struggled until they lowered the gearing and lost some economy, the 1.0 became a town car only.
Got a 2014 d..

What you are describing there is how I would drive the Mazda, other than the bit about AC..it has climate control so automatically declutches the compressor if you go flat. 16v, naturally aspirated with VVT needs thought and careful use of the gearbox and available rev range to keep up with modern cars and their turbos and torque at 1200 rpm..but I would describe the Mazda as just about fast enough not to be dangerous..and it's a clear 6 seconds + change faster to 60 than this Corsa. Without taking into account the ingear advantage of twice as much torque..which sounds like a boast.. it isn't the Mazda has no torque in a modern context..its just that a 1.0 Corsa wouldn't stretch a rice pudding skin.

If anything I'm amazed that something slower than an Uno fire (my first car..45 asthmatic Italian ponies) from 1991 was available in 2014.
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My 1st car was a 796cc Daewoo Matiz. The 0-60 time was 17 seconds, and up to around 35-40mph, it was genuinely nippy. I remember its eagerness taking my Dad by surprise the 1st time he drove it.
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Peugeot's Aldi Q3 anyone???

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...nQCw5vo-83ZtMw

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Typical SUV moron, lol!
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That reminds me of the Twingo we hired in France. It had AC which you had to turn off to get up the hills/mountains. It was like a Turbo Boost button as the whole car would do a little jump and then lurch forwards. It was hilarious!
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My 1st car was a 796cc Daewoo Matiz. The 0-60 time was 17 seconds, and up to around 35-40mph, it was genuinely nippy. I remember its eagerness taking my Dad by surprise the 1st time he drove it.
Still faster than the corsa mentioned above.

Nippy always feels like a word people use to justify slow or poor performing cars, I’ve never heard a Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini described as “nippy”

I’e it’s not fast but it’s “nippy”
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I've never lived anywhere that lets me enjoy "nippy" cars.

Unfortunately I have to quite regularly join a busy 60 mph or 70 mph road from a standing start, sometimes uphill. In my Punto 55s it was either wait 10 minutes for a suitably sized gap or pick a slightly small one and absolutely cane it mercilessly until you were no longer a rolling road block. As a result the fuel economy was appalling (37mpg from a 1.1) and it was always blowing oil seals out and other such fun.

Even without that there's plenty of steep national limit hills, most without crawler lanes so people tend to stack up behind you, which again leaves you battering the engine far harder than you really should if you care about it to maintain speed.

When I finally got a Mk1 16v while it wasn't a fast car not having to flog it like a mule every day just to keep up with traffic was a much more relaxing experience. I wasn't necessarily going faster it just didn't feel like absolute abuse.
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If anything I'm amazed that something slower than an Uno fire (my first car..45 asthmatic Italian ponies) from 1991 was available in 2014.
It is a Suzuki engine, still available in the current Viva, still apparently producing about the same power as it was in 2004.
Probably Ok in the Viva.
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Achieved a real difference at work on Thursday. Language is the tip of the iceberg with some of the people I work with so instead of "****" (insert the grown up word and not so forum friendly word for poo there) I managed to get them all to say "Arbuckles" by the end of the day it really caught on.

"Why Arbuckles?"

"Have you ever eaten there?"

"Fair enough".

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