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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2005, 09:50:28 PM »
any idea what caused the pin prick holes?
and how did you repair them?

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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2005, 10:02:22 PM »
It was the dreaded Rust Monster I'm afraid.

Magic stuff, that chemical metal :P

All I need now is a new rocker cover and a proper gasket.

Looks like Ebay will be getting another battering

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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2005, 07:23:07 AM »
Looks like a new rocker cover then.

The chemical metal did not work it seems. The car has been stood all week, and there is oil on the exhaust again.

Anybody any ideas where I could get one? :roll:

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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2005, 11:32:46 AM »
ricambio www.ricambio.co.uk use your 10% discount

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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2005, 06:47:08 PM »
Well, after 3 weeks of searching, I finally located a rocker cover.

Quite reasonable at ?17.00. Also got a new gasket for under a fiver from my local Automotive factors.

Just need to fit them now.

Just waiting for the carrier to deliver my most recent Ebay find of a full set of 5 alloys from an X1/9. I just hope they fit :shock:

Can anyone give me advice on filling the trim holes?
Is it best to weld small plates on from the back, and they smooth over with filler? :???:

Any help and advice would be appreciated :D

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2005, 07:08:33 PM »
I personally would not weld them, you might end up with some distortion on the panels.

I would remove all the paint around the hole area back and front with an electric rotary wire brush, use isopon P40 on the back of the hole (a thin layer) and ordinary filler and stopper on the front part of the hole.

Sand down and use a fine wet & dry paper to finish off. Dont forget the paint the rear side where the P40 is applied to stop any damp coming from the rear.

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2005, 08:07:39 PM »
well done Milky! nice going! make sure you take pics of your project as you go along we can put them on the site!

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2005, 09:43:51 PM »
Thanks Cars

I'll give it a go on the one that has a rusty bit on the door where the trim has been.

At least then I can get it done proffesionally if it all goes pearshaped.

 

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