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I'm afraid so...

But after having searched my question does not seem to have been addressed.

Essentially my 124 sprung a leak and the boot got flooded, I have since solved the water ingress (perished seal around the bottom of the rear windscreen) but I have noticed some patches of surface rust in the boot that I am keen to sort out asap.

I've seen plenty of adverts for rust treatments like hammerite and the bilt hamber range but I was wondering if anyone could suggest a particular product?

Rust patches are around the drainage bung holes, below the light clusters and little bits and bobs in the wheel well.

Any advice welcome!
 

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As it is inside of the boot, nothing wrong with hammerite products
 

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With wax oil on top of that afterwards!!
 

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you could try POR15. seems to have very good reviews and, in fact, i will be trying this myself on the wheelarches and other areas of my 210!
 

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if your gonna do it, do it right....

Rub the surface rust down with fine sand paper first to remove the rust, no point sealing it in, as that wont do any good...
 

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if your gonna do it, do it right....

Rub the surface rust down with fine sand paper first to remove the rust, no point sealing it in, as that wont do any good...

One cant argue with that advice,, so do it right :D:D
 

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if your gonna do it, do it right....

Rub the surface rust down with fine sand paper first to remove the rust, no point sealing it in, as that wont do any good...

quite right. things like this are so obvious that sometimes we forget to mention it! :Oops::Oops::Oops:
 
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Thanks chaps, I'll pick up some kurust or something similar from halfords over the weekend

Does Waxoyl dry hard? Never used it before and I was thinking about it getting on carpeting etc in the boot
 

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Thanks chaps, I'll pick up some kurust or something similar from halfords over the weekend

Does Waxoyl dry hard? Never used it before and I was thinking about it getting on carpeting etc in the boot

You cant use waxoil on the inside of the boot,fine on the other side,,some do not find that kurust works that well
 
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You cant use waxoil on the inside of the boot,fine on the other side,,some do not find that kurust works that well

What would you suggest in that case?

POR 15? The Bilt Hamber thingies?
 

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What would you suggest in that case?

POR 15? The Bilt Hamber thingies?

As you only need do it once,use the POR 15 it is the best
 

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Thats useful,,and you have all of the data sheets there to, looking good :D:D
 
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Ok. I have bought that kit

I'll report back when it arrives!
 
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What would you chaps suggest for dealing with this little beauty?

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if you're using por15 on the inside, id use it on that too and colour match it to your car, ie paint over it!
 
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Take off the whole bubble, treat and paint?

You've obviously never seen my attempts at painting! Inside where none can see is ok, I'll have a practice on the non-visible bits I think.
 

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Take off the whole bubble, treat and paint?

You've obviously never seen my attempts at painting! Inside where none can see is ok, I'll have a practice on the non-visible bits I think.

thats what will be happening to the wheelarches and other affected areas on my 210! admittedly, although ive not done any for about 8years, i do have experience of spray painting to a REASONABLE but probably not perfect standard! my theory is that i want it tidied up before it gets to requiring new panels or sections welded in! have a practise and see how it turns out. you might surprise yourself! patience is the key to sorting out bodywork i always think. rush it and it turns out awful!
 
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Well the POR 15 starter kit arrived this morning

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Guess I'll wait until I have a wire brush and some sunshine and get cracking!
 

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i ordered mine from frost.co.uk at the weekend! how long did yours take to arrrive?
 

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