Originally Posted by BOETJE
Great Job...I wish my painting skills where as good as yours !
I was going to ask about the engine cleaning as well : Can you buy that phosphoric solution in a can ?
I don't know what is available in New Zealand. There is a tiny bit of phosphoric acid in some soft drinks like coke. There are several preparations made in the US and most aren't available where I live in California. Most of what I have seen, and what I used was actually made for treating metal that may not get painted immediately or has rust pitting. The phosphoric acid converts rust (iron oxide) to iron phosphate and leaves a protective layer on the metal. Check with a painting department, especially one that deals with auto paint. In other states it is readily available at most hardware and paint outlets.