Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by stuMR2lee » 06/01/15 17:10

You can also pop the black plastic cover (UK cars) or unscrew the seat belt retractor thing (imports) in the door frame. You can then look through this whilst you shine a light down there.



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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by Philsew » 25/03/15 20:56

I remade mine last Christmas out of galvanized steel. It was not easy and i'm having problems with the paint coming off, which I suppose isn't too much of a shock considering I painted them in a barn in the middle of winter!


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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by lewiswhitmore524 » 06/07/15 12:15

Another Mk2 Saved

Having read this thread this was the first job I've attempted on my 2 since I bought it 4 days ago. It was imported in 2008 so the damage isn't too severe, however I'm going to treat it all just in case. binned the foam.

Driver's side.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101 ... 110042.jpg

Passenger Side

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101 ... 114526.jpg

It would appear the drain plug is missing from the passenger side. This is what it looked like without the flash on. Taken from the exact same position as the previous picture.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101 ... 114508.jpg

Thinking of scraping and cleaning it the best I can from the inside and treating with bilt hamber hydrate 80 (http://tinyurl.com/p4qko2s) , followed by the Dynax S50 treatment. Will that do the trick do you think?

I'll try to locate a replacement drain plug since I don't want water splashing up into the sills. Where's the easiest place to get one? Would you recommend taking the intake cover off as suggested to get inside the sill? How difficult is that?

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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by Snoosnoo » 14/07/15 16:51

I wasn't as lucky :sad:

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I knew they needed doing at some point so I'm not as fussed. Treated it to try and slow it's progress.


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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by gc1 » 10/08/15 15:22

well this is what i found today with my camera on the drivers side, havnt checked passenger side yet. 1997 rev 4 gt coupe na uk car.
car has been garaged all its life by previous owner
doesnt look too bad, will investigate sill and rear wheel arch to see wether its rotting from the outside or inside. the foam insert is dry as is the rusty area.
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Re: Save your Mk2 - my sill restoration experience

Post by chrisE » 19/04/17 12:35

Gutted I only just found this thread, thanks Rob and everyone else's input, i'll be checking my sills in the next week.

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