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Ron was right, they are rustier than you thought :(

Post by GRNSHRK » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:59 pm

Well, while working on my front side marker lighting upgrade, removing the front/side bumper covers was required :-k

And what did I find, RUST ](*,)

Turns out that these covers actually have a steel sheetmetal plate inside them, and the coating slowly gives way, permitting water to seep in :twisted:

The drivers (left hand) side wasn't "too" bad, but the right hand side is a mess :-({|=

Here's a couple of pix, the "before" version, as it were :-"

I will be cleaning up the rust as best as possible, followed by a liberal coating of POR-15 to stop the bleeding [-o<

Alternatively, I may see if I can find another pair, doubt that they are still available new, but will check our parts guys, Ralph in SoCal comes to mind =D>
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Re: Ron was right, they are rustier than you thought :(

Post by GRNSHRK » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:51 pm

Here's a shot of my "rust repair", which entailed removing as much of the rust as possible and coating with POR-15 :-({|=
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1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
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