So far I used mostly Hammerite to protect the refurbished parts that will be more exposed to the elements.Looking good and a great effort to save a car
Might I ask what paint you are using on the parts, or is it not too important because the car will not see many miles / winter etc.
Thanks for the tip Spudgun - and that is not silly at all, its a very sensible suggestion and one that I would have used.It might sound a bit silly, but when I've had an awkward stud (I work on motorcycles a lot). I used a blowtorch to heat up the metal around the stud and not the stud itself.
Mind you. The metal heated was always alloy, while the stud was steel (Aluminium expands more than steel).