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Fixing Rust Issues On My Fiesta

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Hi all,

My fiesta has a few rust issues and i wanted to know how to fix these. The problem is on the arches and near the door sills. Have never done body repair myself before but was thinking of giving it ago myself but was not sure what tools i would need.

Or if there is anyone that knows a bodyshop in the midlands that wont cost the earth

Chris

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Cracking guide,

Feel sorry for most rover owners because of the rustprone-ness of their cars "more than 6 years old LOL"

Fixing rust is a tough one, the most important thing to remember is to be vicious when removing it - go a good few mil beyond the edge of the rust and sand deep until it is all shiny metal before putting on the curust, primer, paint and lacquer. if the rust goes all the way through the metal, you need to cut it out and get a plate welded over it.

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Well here are some pics of my rusty fiesta :-(

sad.gifWell here go's for some pics of the car. Such a shame its like this.

Near Drivers Door

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IMG_1976 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Door Sill

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IMG_1978 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Door Again near where the first image was took

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IMG_1979 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Rear Wheel Arch

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IMG_1980 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Arch Again

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IMG_1981 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Door

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IMG_1982 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Pass Side Door

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IMG_1983 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Pass Side Wheel Arch

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IMG_1984 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Pass Side Arch

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IMG_1985 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Driver Side Arch Full View

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IMG_1986 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Drivers Side Full View

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IMG_1987 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

Rear Boot

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IMG_1988 by chrisb1357, on Flickr

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Hi

That is well beyond DIY that rust needs cutting out and new metal welding in.

Excuse my descriptions but rust is like Cancer it never goes away completely

Jamie

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Hi

I know its a shame as the car runs fine, Have been in touch with a welder and he is going to take a look in april when the weather is better.

He said some of the bubbles i could do myself.

Shame as its MOT is due in July so i think this will fail it dont you?

Chris

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Well after paying only 350 quid for me 99 fiesta a few week back mines got hardly any rust just a bit on the hatch at the bottom im going attempt it myself soon but some little t..t has keyed it down the passenger a possible ex lol thats the ony drawback

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How easy is it to remove the rear inside trim on the fiesta so i can see if the rust is just as bad on the inside. Which bits do i remove first. Rear seats then door cards.

Chris

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