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Old 14-12-2016, 07:10 PM   #1
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Rust repairs?

Hi all,

Currently own a S2 Rallye in Indigo Blue, that's starting to rust on the inside of the boot, behind the passenger side brake light. I'm trying to nip this in the bud before it gets too bad, but was wondering what the best form of attack is, and if anyone has had this issue before and managed to solve it?

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Old 14-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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Very common rot spot. You can put it off a bit with some rust-proofing etc, but ultimately it'll need chopping out and new metal welding in. It's usually not too tricky as long as it isn't allowed to get really bad, best thing to do is find yourself a local welder and see what they reckon.

That, or get the wire brush out and see how far the horror goes!

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Old 15-12-2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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...or get the wire brush out and see how far the horror goes!
Seconded, I thought mine was alright until I removed all the stone chip stuff and found it had spread underneath!
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Old 22-12-2016, 12:15 AM   #4
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It's always worse than it looks from inside the boot...
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Old 22-12-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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First port of call after Christmas I think. Dread to think how bad mine is now after seeing the pictures, mine is showing a hell of a lot more from inside the boot. Check out the picture, yikes!
[IMG]106 Rallye S2 Rust by mr.samwalters, on Flickr[/IMG]
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It's very variable, you can only really tell once the wire brush comes out...
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:47 PM   #7
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Still stumped about the rust. Haven't really had anything done yet, due to the winter.

One other question, I have terrible condensation in the boot of the car. The rear window is always steaming/misting up, just wondering if anyone has had any similar issues, and whether or not anyone can provide any info on this?

I have a sneaky feeling I've got a seal gone somewhere, but have no idea where the moisture is getting into the car. I have condensation in the passenger side brake light, but I can't seem to see any gaps etc. I know water/moisture will get into the car through the smallest of gaps.

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Old 08-02-2017, 09:44 AM   #8
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I would check the rear window seal - open the tailgate and push out on the window, see if you get any movement.

The rear light has likely got a slight gap/crack in it somewhere, it'd be worth replacing if there's nothing obvious when you take it out.

Depending how bad the rust is you could conceivably be getting some moisture ingress when using the car in wet weather, although mine was always fine despite holes in the boot.
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