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Purdy fpv
My Puma went into the body shop last week for the first time since I have owed her.

She has now had the rust removed from both back wheel arches and both door sills. (from were the seat belt buckle has got trapped in the door.)
I have also had one alloy wheel refurbished. As It had a gash on the face. Not my doing. I can thank the cars previous owner for that.
Also, two days before she went in. some idiot took a chunk out of her passenger side door, just under the handle. Left a dent and took the paint work down to the black!!!! So I had that fixed as well before it started to rust.

So while she was in. I have been driving around in a 56 plate Renault Clio. It felt wrong. Very wrong. like the feeling that you get when you leave a pet at the vets for an operation. The Clio was surprisingly good on fuel though. but I am not giving up my blue oval.

Anyway back to the point. All the rust has now gone. (that I know of). I am so pleased with my Puma. The quality of the work was first class.

I just don't know what to do about the door sills. I was going to put the genuine Ford Puma scuff plates on to them. but it seams a shame to cover up such a good paint job. Also I have heard that the scuff plates are rust magnets.
Any opinions please?
artscot79
[quote name='Purdy fpv' date='21 January 2010 - 10:19 AM' timestamp='1264068540' post='60997']
My Puma went into the body shop last week for the first time since I have owed her.

She has now had the rust removed from both back wheel arches and both door sills. (from were the seat belt buckle has got trapped in the door.)
I have also had one alloy wheel refurbished. As It had a gash on the face. Not my doing. I can thank the cars previous owner for that.
Also, two days before she went in. some idiot took a chunk out of her passenger side door, just under the handle. Left a dent and took the paint work down to the black!!!! So I had that fixed as well before it started to rust.

So while she was in. I have been driving around in a 56 plate Renault Clio. It felt wrong. Very wrong. like the feeling that you get when you leave a pet at the vets for an operation. The Clio was surprisingly good on fuel though. but I am not giving up my blue oval.

Anyway back to the point. All the rust has now gone. (that I know of). I am so pleased with my Puma. The quality of the work was first class.

I just don't know what to do about the door sills. I was going to put the genuine Ford Puma scuff plates on to them. but it seams a shame to cover up such a good paint job. Also I have heard that the scuff plates are rust magnets.
Any opinions please?
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get youreself some waxoyl/underseal combined take the liners off the arches mask off the inside lip and get in there and spray everything with the stuff one it kills any lingering rust then protects it make sure you do a double dose on the arches upper inside lips then get the whole underside of the car done all my cars have had it and ive never had an issue with rust also take the door panels off and spray it inside the doors on the bottom as for the sills they can rust up 2 for a friend i got full sill covers and then painted it first with clear waxoyl then fitted the covers as the rust still gets underneath if you dont
Jcoventry
Get the sills injected with hot cavity wax - nothing will protect them better. Waxoyl is good but Dinitrol is even better, lasts longer and kills existing rust a lot more effectively than Waxoyl. Make sure you've got mudflaps to prevent stone chips on the sills, and if any chips do appear, touch them up ASAP!!
artscot79
[quote name='Jcoventry' date='02 March 2010 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1267562593' post='68376']
Get the sills injected with hot cavity wax - nothing will protect them better. Waxoyl is good but Dinitrol is even better, lasts longer and kills existing rust a lot more effectively than Waxoyl. Make sure you've got mudflaps to prevent stone chips on the sills, and if any chips do appear, touch them up ASAP!!
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ive heard of dinitrol never used it but ive been told by a mate that restores old classics that its expensive but extremely good.


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