Cleaning up BMW tool kit

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mrscalex
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Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by mrscalex » Thu 31 Mar, 2016 12:20

Courtesy of an historical boot leak my tool kit has gone rusty.

Is there a lovely chemical that will remove the rust without the need to repaint?

Thanks.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by 5harp3y » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 13:46

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Southernboy
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by Southernboy » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 14:10

Use Coca Cola and kitchen aluminium foil and some elbow grease for a cheap method. Alternate is Mother's Metal polish or Autosol Metal polish - they both work extremely well at removing surface rust of polished metal surfaces. For pained surfaces like the jack, best is a chemical rust remover and then Hammerite paint. There's a Hammerite Smooth Direct to Rust product which will work very well if you don't get all the rust out of nooks etc.
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mrscalex
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by mrscalex » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 15:33

Thanks. Definitely a job to subcontract to the kids I think (lad 12 & girl 17). They actually like cleaning stuff. The lad did an excellent job of removing years worth of build up from the alloys and polishing out a number of scratches on the panels. His little fingers were also excellent for feeding the boot lid loom back in :)
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

5harp3y
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by 5harp3y » Thu 26 May, 2016 10:17

sand it all back and just hit with some zinc paint

sean d
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by sean d » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 20:26

5harp3y wrote:sand it all back and just hit with some zinc paint
Yep, thats the one

mrscalex
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by mrscalex » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 20:33

Comments are appreciated. I'm not being lazy saying I don't want to repaint. I just like keeping everything as original as possible :)
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:04

hmmm same here....

most of the tools are in good condition but the tow hook / eye is very powdery in condition, i have not attacked it yet any tips on rejuvinating this....

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handsomejackuk
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Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:14

also please some pictures of the setup of the battery clamp as mine does not seem to be put back right i have a long threaded bar but not attached to anything...

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