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Guide to Preventing Rust
« on: May 09, 2006, 21:46:43 PM »
Rust Prevention

The two most prone spots on Calibra bodyshells are the outside lip of the rear wheel arches and the seam concealed under the rubber weather strip at the bottom of the doors (It is worth taking them off and checking).

The seam is towards the back of the car and acts as a water trap. In both cases a paintbrush loaded with WAXOYL put on early enough will stop the problem ever happening.

The overall most efficient way of ensuring your car doesn't rust, is to simply keep it clean. Pressure washing is not always the best way, a good soapy sponge is the best way, to prevent scratching and removal of the important laquer that covers your car's paint layer.
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Re: Guide to Preventing Rust
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 14:32:40 PM »
put a couple of hundred ml of waxoyl in a clean 500ml coke bottle or similar and submerge it in boiling water to heat it up. working quickly tip the hot waxoyl between the inner and outer rear arches(accessed from inside the car behind the rear quarter trims)
done this to all my previous vauxhalls for the last 10 years and i have never had any real problems with rusty rear arches
oh and when you wash the car, scoop the crud that sits on the lip inside the rear arches. this stops moisture from sitting there rotting your arches from the inside out.

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Re: Guide to Preventing Rust
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 11:04:43 AM »
also ı think underbody wash is too important am ı right in turkey many sh*t washers doesnt care underbody cleaning even thoroughout fender cleaning.ı shout sometimes them and force them to give me the karcher...in england the situation is same ı wonder,does washers have lack of knowledge?
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Re: Guide to Preventing Rust
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 12:19:19 PM »
This morning , I have made a black hot tar mixture and by a brush - I havespread it among all mudguards after rinsing them. Result is nice .... Car looks as if new... Back in black :)
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Re: Guide to Preventing Rust
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 18:11:27 PM »
The two most prone spots on Calibra bodyshells are the outside lip of the rear wheel arches and the seam concealed under the rubber weather strip at the bottom of the doors (It is worth taking them off and checking).

The seam is towards the back of the car and acts as a water trap. In both cases a paintbrush loaded with WAXOYL put on early enough will stop the problem ever happening.

Holy necro-post Batman!

Heh, but honestly this is something I gotta get onto doing. The arches part I'm going to get done professionally as I've no idea where to go tipping boiling waxoyl or whatever (bit clueless tbh...) BUT I can probably run a paintbrush coated with the stuff down a seam!

With regards to this seam, anyone got or feel like snapping a picture of where I should be painting the stuff? I'll be hugely grateful for the pointer if so! :)
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Re: Guide to Preventing Rust
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 10:41:25 AM »
boiled linseed oil is also good, actually really good, it wont harden and is readily avaiable in most paint/hardware stores, its cheap and just use it straight from the bottle, no smell either!!

if you have anybare metal bits showing, to get the best protection always try to use a good epoxy primer, etch is old technology for rust protection!!
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