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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by princess, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Location:
    notts
    Car(s):
    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    hi everyone,
    just a quick message to say hello to you all and to tell you about our new family member "copen". she is pearlesant white with white leather, already booked in to have a few cosmetic tweaks (RUST!!!!!).once she is finshed will try and post some pics..:)

    bye for now:):)
     
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  2. Jezza

    Jezza Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Essex
    Car(s):
    copen and Hijet
    Hi and welcome, the dreaded rust Eh, just noticed some on my front arch today Arghh, must have been the salt over winter:mad:
     
  3. smx

    smx Copenworld Member

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    Hi, welcome to the forum!

    Rust really is the biggest pain, i think someone should come up with some plastic body panels for the copen :)
     
  4. apt_copen

    apt_copen Copenworld Newbie

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Hello & Welcome...

    RUST... me too! Make sure they spray as much Waxoyl as possible into the inner-arch cavities in the rear wheel areches and sills! ESCPECIALLY if this is just a respray job, and not a panel replacement! Otherwise it will be back in 6 months!:eek:
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Oct 20, 2009
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Welcome princess,:)

    So which do you prefer driving Copen or your Audi :think:

    Be honest, we can take it - I think. :p
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Location:
    notts
    Car(s):
    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    hi rex

    much prefer driving my copen,like driving a go-kart.(love her!!!!!):):)


    princess x
     
  8. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Location:
    notts
    Car(s):
    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    The dreaded rust..

    thanks everyone for the advice on the rust:eek::eek:,had some repairs done before we picked up the car, but during my husbands recent clean he found rust near the front wing/sills behind the front doors on both sides:-(( having this repaired/treated in the next 2 weeks...its gotobe righty my whitey copen:D

    princess x x
     
  9. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula
    Car(s):
    A 2005 copen and a
    Camry Sportivo
    dwayner

    seems to be a lot of rust issues in the UK copens - when i was out in the vineyards a few months ago, i ran into another copen and chatted with the owner and we both said we havent seen any rust anywhere, underneith or on the paintwork. We have both had our cars for minimum of 6 years, so is it more to do with the climate of the area?
    I heard somewhere they spray salt on roads to keep them clear of snow, is this actually true? Is that whats causing the rust in the wheel arches?
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    HI Dwayner,
    Yes over here in good old Blighty. They spread salt onto the roads to stop them icing up in the winter.
    When the cars came over from Japan, I don't think they protected the bodies as well as they could have done. If the sealing between the inner & outer arch on the rear isn't perfect. All that salt spray can get inside & start the conversion to iron oxide.
    Mine certainly didn't have any cavity wax in the rear arches.
    A similar situation happened with the Suzuki Cappuccino. Lots of rust.
     
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