Rust under the dreaded foam

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Rust under the dreaded foam

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I wasnt sure whether to start a new thread so apologies admins if I shouldn't have.
I assume the attached pics are bad news, there are no signs of rust on the outer sills at all.
Should I do more investigations and if so where?
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wire brushed mine (none ferrous wires), then hoovered out the crap.
dynatrolled (cavity rust prevention and waxy oil the entire sill , was still perfectly good 5 years later. saying that is was no where near the level of rust you are showing.
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Re: Rust under the dreaded foam

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peteV6R5 wrote: ↑
07/07/20 11:14
wire brushed mine (none ferrous wires), then hoovered out the crap.
dynatrolled (cavity rust prevention and waxy oil the entire sill , was still perfectly good 5 years later. saying that is was no where near the level of rust you are showing.
Thanks for the reply Pete, thought I scared everyone😁
I don't want to go cutting the sill's out for no reason. The car is in good shape overall, usual bits bottom of doors etc. Should I be removing the wheel arch inserts, bumpers etc??

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Re: Rust under the dreaded foam

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check the wells either side of boot floor and into the rear arches. that will give you idea if the rear end is / has started to fail before removing rear bumper etc.
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Re: Rust under the dreaded foam

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peteV6R5 wrote: ↑
07/07/20 15:31
check the wells either side of boot floor and into the rear arches. that will give you idea if the rear end is / has started to fail before removing rear bumper etc.
Thanks mate


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Re: Rust under the dreaded foam

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Cant find any rust anywhere else
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Re: Rust under the dreaded foam

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Looking very clean under there..... although mine did too until they rotted out.... have a really good look and a poke around under the rear arches, especially at the back... if they're on the way they will sound and feel a little crispy. Not a car killer but it can be expensive to repair if they go through, I had mine rebuilt to a very high standard but cost me dear, about £600 per side all in.

Basically yea as said if its all still solid clean it all off thoroughly and treat it.
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