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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:43    Post subject: rust patch-up Reply with quote

My wife had a little look around the Vit when she took a boot-full of cardboard etc to the dump, and has discovered a patch of rust at the top of my rear-left arch. In the centre of this patch of rust is a hole about the size of a 10p coin. What is the most effective-but cheap method of fixing it? This is my first car, and I've never really tried a proper repair of anything so far, so please forgive my ignorance Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

first thing you need to do is kill the rust.

paint on some kurust and leave it for a couple of days then go from there.

youll need to get rid of the old tinworm then patch it. you can either weld it or fibreglass it as its not structural. either way, a little elbow grease will go a long way.

in the meantime, put a little duct tape over the hole until you get a chance to sort it properly to keep the worst of the weather out.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers zocko, presumably something like Kurust is a halfords jobby, dont need anything specialist?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

found it, little bit I need for £4.99 from halfords, jobs a good'un, will have a little look at sorting it tonight or tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

just paint it on and it goes hard and shiny black. it kills the rust and allows you to bond straight onto it. if you want to fibreglass but make it stronget, instead of paying silly money for the aluminium mesh, just use a hole punch and punch a few holes on a bit of cereal packet, itll be just as strong as long as you glass onto both sides.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

since its not exactly a huge hole, I was thinking maybe this would be ok to use after the kurust?

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_167469_langId_-1_categoryId_165625
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 15:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the stuff. itll do the trick
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 17:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harris-Dobson

I am in the process of doing a bit of rust work on my vit myself .... wanna swap pics? Very Happy  would like to share the experience with someone doing the same thing lol ...any hints n tips to swap etc Very Happy


Zocko .......love the hole punch idea lol ......my hole is bigger than Harris-Dobsons though so might need to get the mesh ......will post a pic first let me know what you think......yeah?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 18:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

np...

any hole can be filled with a little ingenuity Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 18:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

when the weather warms up I am going to do the two small holes on the front of my wings the advice given so far is as sound as it gets, before I re-trained I served my time as a panel beater and paint sprayer for Mercedes.
So when I do mine, I will do a step by step photo guide for the forum,  Rolling Eyes  but as zocko says elbow grease as well as preparation and patience is the key.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 19:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

NS Rear Arch



OS Rear Arch...this side isnt so bad just bubbling so guessing I need to rub this down then treat with the rust stuff?


DONT LOOK AT THE carp TYRES ..... APART FROM THE MUD  Twisted Evil THEY'RE RUBBISH  Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 20:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that's more of a patch job cut out the rot and weld a repair panel. Sad

A good tip to prevent is always get the hosepipe and wash out behind the arches frequently so you don't get a build up of salty mud.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if thats the case its finding a garage jobbie! ....... I don't weld lol

Any ideas roughly how much this should cost approx.  ... I'm always wary of garages ripping us gals off!  Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

will post up pics of mine when I start work on it, just so other inexperienced people like me can see how it goes, and hopefully when all goes well they can trust certain products Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

zuks and welders go hand in hand  Rolling Eyes  i couldnt weld till i got one  Laughing

definitely worth learning imho  Wink
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