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#1 stashio

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 05:57 PM

I know probably a common thread but I thought I'd ask...

 

I've got a rust-free (hopefully) mk1 and how best to keep it that way? Clear out hood drain holes? Keep it in the garage? Under seal every fortnight??

 

Are there any bits to pay special attention to?


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:28 PM

if the car lives in a garage, if it's dry then block the sill drains & fill the sills with waste engine oil (use the access holes under the door-sill covers to fill etc.)

 

leave a while to coat then drain...

 

then the sills / rear arches are flammable when the car needs welding :lol: 

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:02 PM

Ive contemplated filling with a foam polyurethane....yet to do it!

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:42 PM

Moisture would not be able to drain away and become trapped between the steel and the foam 🙁
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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:45 PM

Moisture would not be able to drain away and become trapped between the steel and the foam

 

Yeh, seen a number of posts on FB with people finding this had been done on their cars and the rust had gotten really bad. Was also one hilarious one where someone had done it, the roof drains clogged, water couldnt drain out the sills, and the entire car became a swimming pool


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 10:16 PM

 

Moisture would not be able to drain away and become trapped between the steel and the foam

 

Yeh, seen a number of posts on FB with people finding this had been done on their cars and the rust had gotten really bad. Was also one hilarious one where someone had done it, the roof drains clogged, water couldnt drain out the sills, and the entire car became a swimming pool

 

 

Ordinarily yes but that's where they missed the genius of Zed's oil/welding/flame/insurance combo :)


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:01 PM

 

 

Moisture would not be able to drain away and become trapped between the steel and the foam

 

Yeh, seen a number of posts on FB with people finding this had been done on their cars and the rust had gotten really bad. Was also one hilarious one where someone had done it, the roof drains clogged, water couldnt drain out the sills, and the entire car became a swimming pool

 

 

Ordinarily yes but that's where they missed the genius of Zed's oil/welding/flame/insurance combo :)

 

 

 

(takes a bow :whistle: )

 

:popcorn: 

 

rust happens................

 

I weld therefore I know :lol: 



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