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Repair of rust holes or gashes in bodywork
Remove all paint from the affected area and from an inch or so of the surrounding
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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2006, 10:05:32 AM »
hi just taken the bodykits sideskirts of my cally to find rust, rubbed them down and some r holes, about five, and also found holes in the suspension pillars in the bonnet, anyone had similar probs, and best wait to fix it? :

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2006, 11:16:08 AM »
Welcome to the site mate! The guide above sounds pretty detailed, I'd go with that - just be sure to treat every bit of rust with treatment (buy from Halfords or similar) to ensure that the rust doesn't come back once you've done the repair.

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2006, 18:54:05 PM »
cheers ;D

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006, 18:33:30 PM »
hi just taken the bodykits sideskirts of my Cally to find rust, rubbed them down and some r holes, about five, and also found holes in the suspension pillars in the bonnet, anyone had similar probs, and best wait to fix it? :
if you av holes in your sills mate you may not be able take the advice of ash coz sills are part of your mot and gotta be welded if you do take ashes advice your gonna find yourself with an mot failiar I've got my own garage and body shop ask callyt for the measurements and margins where your corrosion is

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006, 12:19:18 PM »
If it fails for a hole in the sill which is out of a prescribed are, and is done so under general vehicle condition, check out the link:
http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_610.htm
Often incorrectly applied  ;)

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 21:40:20 PM »
fixed it and passed mot!!!! thanks

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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 11:11:07 AM »
all of you are complaning about rust??? ı havent got them even in fenders?????
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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 19:52:47 PM »
Are panels avail for the Calibra? ???
Have some serios rust on the rear wheel arch which will probably have to be cut out? :-\
I can weld but need the panel if available.
Can anyone help,
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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 09:27:09 AM »
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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 10:07:11 AM »
Nice one, Thanks mate ;)
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Re: Guide to Repairing Rust Holes/Gashes in Bodywork (Src: Haynes)
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 10:59:50 AM »
Awesome find
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