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Sticky rust proof

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by stickypinkyfinger, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. stickypinkyfinger

    stickypinkyfinger Copenworld Regular

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    Just brought my copen and she looked really nice on the outside apart from the know rust patches on the back arches which looked like 2 little dots. I thought before she gets any worse I will sand them down and tackle them. To my surprise the 2 little dots had spread a lot further and I was very surprise from a 56 plate that's done only 36 thousand miles. So have now sanded the back end down and treated the metal before it goes through. The rust did spread but didn't eat through the metal. Each weekend will be going through the car and rust proofing her.
     

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  2. Old Badger

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    Welcome stickypinkyfinger (just love that name :D:D)! Yeah the dreaded rust is a Copen issue. Got mine done this year. The rear arches and behind the front wheels :(:( let's hope it lasts! Enjoy your copenning!! :)
     
  3. stickypinkyfinger

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    My First plan

    All I was going to do was tackle the 2 rust patches at the back which ended up being bigger than I first imagined. Sanded both sides down and treated the metal
     

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  4. stickypinkyfinger

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    Thought to myself I may as well look for any other rust patches that may be starting on the car. First thing is first, take the front bumper off. To my surprise MORE rust patches
     

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    Sanded the front end down, Treated the metal then painted the first coat of Hammerite
     

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    Wanting to investigate a bit more though I wanna know what lies beneath them arches so.............
     

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    YES you guessed it MORE rust patches
     

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    Started treating the metal you can see the rust a bit more clearly here. The blue is where i'm treating the metal. Very surprised considering the cars done 36000 miles
     

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    Started treating around top mounts of the suspension. REALLY was bad here
     

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    All the metal treated now was time to get some Hammerite on the metal framing and brush on, on the inside arches
     

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    First coat done
     

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    Put the wheel back on and called it a night. Back in the garage she goes
     

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    Day 2 back out of the garage started by giving her a second coat of Hammerite plus the brush on for the arches
     

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    Now time for the wax oil. Im spraying every hole that is hard to reach with this
     

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    So rust proofing happy decided on doing under the window where the window wipers are
     

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    Time for the underneath. Very surprised again that the BRAND NEW exhaust had little patches along with the underneath of the car. First of all tackle EVERY rust patch or anything that looked like rust
     

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    Metal drinking the goodness
     

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    Same time as the underneath was drying thought i would tackle the front wing. I noticed there was a bit of rust starting to gather all around the edge of the wing so treated the metal and the points where the wing bolts on
     

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    Very impressive!! You've got me worrying about all the bits I can't see now...time will tell. Great job and great pics. Thanks. :D:)
     
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    Thanks old badger. I thought as I was keeping the car I may as well get it done properly. Just wanted to let everyone know rust is EVERYWHERE on these. Got a few big mods in mind to so will keep you posted.
     
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