Rustproof your Roadster

Rustproof your Roadster

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Paulprior

714 posts

65 months

Friday 1st July 2016
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What models are more affected by rust, i have an 02 and an 07, the 02 one has very small bubbling starting down the back edge of one rear arch, i would be interested to do the full car in the winter, but are there any recommendations for neutraliser / protector as i certainly wont get time until winter, so i would just like to at least halt it for the moment
Thanks

tonymor

1,203 posts

132 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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I used jenolite followed by hammerite on my sons mk1 in winter . Not ideal time of year or weather hence it needs doing again . Don't know if that's any help.

tonymor

1,203 posts

132 months

Tuesday 21st February 2017
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I've had a rear wing section welded in immaculately and sill repair, welding done and can recommend
The chap who did it .

Fastdruid

6,917 posts

112 months

Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Thanks for the write up OP.

Sorry to resurrect a (very) old thread and I know the OP sold the original car but interested in how well it's lasted for others who've done the same as we've got a Mazda 6 MPS which had a warning last MOT for rust (it is 12 years old though) and looking to do the same kind of thing.


Evoluzione

4,606 posts

203 months

Saturday 23rd February 2019
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What you need to know about NC Mk3 rust and where to look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7DjZ5hvEOU&fe...
Starts at 4 minutes 40 seconds. They all go there if left untreated for long enough, it's not an isolated case. It's the cills that catch most people out as they just don't look or get inspected when purchasing.

yellow elan

24 posts

31 months

Wednesday 18th November
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Anybody with a new ND car you would be wise to have a look underneath and see how poorly protected against rust they are. They are no better protected than previous models. I have had mine treated by a local MX5 specialist who told me he has had to fail some early NDs on rust for the MOT!