Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Apparently there is a place in Wandsworth where they steam clean the underside of the cab, then underseal it for £45. There's another place somewhere near Stanstead Airport who can collect and deliver from London for about £65. Worth doing once a year to stop any rot getting into the chassis. Another thing worth doing is to buy some waxoil and brush it all around the bulkhead inside the engine bay. The area at the back of the engine bay can rust as water gets in and works it's way around wiper motor and heaterbox. In fact, you can splosh/spray the stuff anywhere that may start to rot, like inside the door panels ( water leaks in behind the window rubbers) Pick a nice sunny day when everything is dry, or you will just seal the water in... I have also heard that you can make up your own antirust treatment by mixing diesel and engine oil equally, and brushing liberally over any areas that look suspect. Might smell a bit though.


  1. Hi,

    Have become a fanatic of the London Black cab to, drive a cab but I'm not a cabbie!! Just gorgeous vehicles and fantastic to drive.

    regard a "a Steam & Paint mate" the only one I know of is on the Western Road, A236 Mitcham end, just before you get in to Mitcham, on the right hand side. can't miss all the other cabs there. My mechanic recommended it to me and worth a visit, not only to look after the underside of your cab but the experience to!! Nothing like it, more like a Her Ritz picture of the guys capping the burning oil wells after 1st Iraq war!

    One of the many pleasures is the honest, upfront, non over charging "salt of the earth" characters and people that are involved all around the London cab industry.

    Happy driving.

    1. E4 black taxi steam and chassis painting great service 07952 707806 the bloke bin at it 28 yes in same place was well happy

  2. Oh, Ps the place in Wandsworth mentioned above has gone, apparently under investigation by the Authorities!!

    It is the regulation & checks that make this "generally" an honest business.

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