Waxoyl! - Where has Finnegans gone?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by johnandi, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    I've been considering waxoyling the underside (extended chassis/brake pipes, etc) of our Hymer.
    From old, I'd always considered 'Finnegans' Waxoyl to be the premium product..but I can't find it anywhere. Lots of mention of 'Hammerite Waxoyl' though.
    So, does Finnegans no longer exist? Have Hammerite bought the patent rights? Is it the same thing??
    Or, is there a better new -fangled product these days (Dinitrol)?
    Thanks
    Confused.com! ;)
     
  2. golly

    golly Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,093
    Likes Received:
    1,978
    Location:
    Co Durham
    I think Hamerite and waxoyl are made by the same company, used to be Finnegans in Prudhoe Northumberland, think they are still going.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    Thanks, that would make sense....maybe - packaging 'looks' the same to!
     
  4. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    yes it is called hammerite waxoil now . same stuff .
    works a treat. warm it up on a gas burner then it really runs in all the cracks . or joins inside a box section .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. ericroy

    ericroy Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    • Like Like x 1
  6. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    Many thanks - this looks like what I need then!
    From your reply it seems you've DIY'd the job! Do you need/use a spray gun? I'm only intending coating the chassis etc and sump. I've also heard its quite a mucky job!
     
  7. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    Thanks - interesting article.
     
  8. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    yes i use a shultz gun or a paint sprayer . mind i do have full workshop facilities.
    it is a mucky job . you do need to get into any box sections the chassis has.
    luckily for me ,mines a c section chassis so its easy.
     
  9. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    9,587
    Location:
    Dorset
    just make sure the part to be sprayed is clean and dry before starting to waxoyl. then keep it off the exhaust too as it dont half smoke when hot

    i have the original pump up sprayer with probe from years back and also a compressor and spray gun. believe it or not i often find the old pump up system quicker and easier to use and clean after use
     
  10. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    thats why i like the shultz gun i keep one just for waxoil so dont need to clean it .
     
  11. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    Thanks vwlan and TheBig1 for the info and advice - I think the chassis is also 'C' section profile (Fiat Alko) but with no ramps it could be just one mucky job too far....still, might be possible.
    Thanks again. :)
     
  12. iceni

    iceni Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Waxoyl are still alive and kicking. I know this because we make the pump assembly for the metal canister. They are under the hat of AKZO NOBEL now but still have lots of stock of the cans of waxoyl

    Akzo Nobel
    Wexham Road
    Slough
    SL2 5DS

    If you give me a postcode I can tell you where the nearest store is

    Thanks
    Phill
     
  13. Portland

    Portland Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Putting it on the gas burner! Risky!. Take seal out and put can into a bucket then fill with nr boiling water, after filling spray put it back in to keep hot. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    used to do that but find its far quicker on the burner and gets hotter . that seems to let it seep into the joins better . let it bubble then into gun and spray .i find an old shultz container is enough at a time . i can also fit a tube onto the nozzle of the gun to get into long box sections etc .
    mind it would be nice to have a new vehicle done properly before they build all the interiour . theres always weird places that rust later and you think why as it rusted there .
    i have one place above the reat aperture of my back window of the cab . bloomin annoying . but i can cut it out and repair .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Gooney

    Gooney Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,758
    Likes Received:
    7,772
    Location:
    Flintshire
    I've had a gallon tin in the garage for about ten years, I pulled it out the other week and it was leaking, the can had rusted through:LOL:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. ericroy

    ericroy Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Yes, had the same happen to me. Admittedly the rust was mainly on the outside!
     
  17. GREY-YAM

    GREY-YAM Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aberaeron Ceredigion
    I think it was all taken over by ICI.
     
  18. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    Hi Phil,
    Apologies for delay in getting back to you, been abroad on business for a couple of days. Yes, if you could advise a local store our postcode is CH7 4EL.

    Many thanks
     
  19. johnandi

    johnandi Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    North Wales
    For info, I found two 'specialist' rustproofing companies on the net (easy enough to find so won't embarrass them by quoting names). Both state they use 'Waxoyl' as their premium product for preventing rust. So, to get an idea of what it may cost to have the underside of the 'van treated I sent both companies an on-line request vis their 'enquiries' form.
    This was on Monday evening...............so far I've not heard back from either company! Don't they want my business??:mad:
     
  20. homercostello

    homercostello Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    kidsgrove staffs
    I phoned two companies and they came back with quotes for 520 plus vat from one and 670 pounds from the other company
    for our van. A worthwhile job but a tad expensive.:(
     
Loading...

Share This Page