The downside to cleaning!

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The downside to cleaning!

Post by Peter-S » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 pm

The trouble with cleaning the car is that you tend to look at it a bit more closely. Then you find things. Like a spoiler that is really flexible at one endd as it has been quietly rusting from the inside out!

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Which of course is not too good for the paintwork underneath :o

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Guess I've got a bit more work on my hands then :(
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:54 am

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 pm
The trouble with cleaning the car is that you tend to look at it a bit more closely. Then you find things. Like a spoiler that is really flexible at one endd as it has been quietly rusting from the inside out!

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Which of course is not too good for the paintwork underneath :o

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Guess I've got a bit more work on my hands then :(
:shock: Oh dear.! A bit of autoglym super resin polish should see that sorted Peter.... hope this helps :) :lol:

But yep you are so right Peter. The number of times I have found botched and shortcuts with B112 when I was tidying the engine bay up close and personal... one simple job always seemed to lead me down a completely unexpected turning. Good luck with the repair mate
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by D366Y » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:07 am

Very familiar with that look! The spoiler on the S is completely shagged and no-one beforehand seems to have realised/cared so has caused a world of problems underneath :(

Lucky for me the GL doesn't have a spoiler so one less thing to worry about! :lol:

Stick it back on for now Peter and pretend you didn't see it :lol:

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by pbar » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:24 am

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 pm
look at it a bit more closely. Then you find things.
Just one of the reasons why I will think of doing a job on the car, then jump in instead and zoom off for a drive :)

You seem to take it all in your stride Peter, I'm sure you will fix it up and will soon be all sorted.

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 am

O Pants , it is a water trap there from this we learn not to remove our spoilers .... hope you get it sorted peter and I guess you might have a spare spoiler
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Peter-S » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:53 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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I guess you might have a spare spoiler
I might do ;)
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:06 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 am
I guess you might have a spare spoiler
I might do ;)
:lol: I just thought you might :lol:
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:25 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 am
I guess you might have a spare spoiler
I might do ;)
I would just clean then treat the affected area with a rust gel and refit a spoiler :)

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by stevemarl » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:23 am

Peter, is that a bolt that`s broken off completely thats sticking out of the tailgate? One of those that go through the back with `plug` covers? I`d never even thought that that could be a problem :(

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:02 pm

It's frightening to see what horrors may be lurking in the unseen areas...
It's a good thing that you spotted it now Peter, as it wouldn't be a good idea to leave rust like that untreated for much longer.
As Jason says, the area under the spoiler appears to be one of the worst water traps on the Capri. Might it be an idea to cover the paint and screw cavities under the spoiler with wax or grease to hopefully prevent any further deterioration?

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Peter-S » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:30 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:23 am
Peter, is that a bolt that`s broken off completely thats sticking out of the tailgate? One of those that go through the back with `plug` covers? I`d never even thought that that could be a problem :(
Indeed it is Steve. Usually they just rust solid in the fitting, much like the screws on front indicators, but this time the rust spread from the spoiler :(
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It's frightening to see what horrors may be lurking in the unseen areas...
It's a good thing that you spotted it now Peter, as it wouldn't be a good idea to leave rust like that untreated for much longer.
As Jason says, the area under the spoiler appears to be one of the worst water traps on the Capri. Might it be an idea to cover the paint and screw cavities under the spoiler with wax or grease to hopefully prevent any further deterioration?

Andrew.
I think the problem in part is that the rubber on the underside of the spoiler does not always cover the whole of the metal structure within the spoiler and as the rain seems not to drain away freely it can corrode badly. In this case it spread to the tailgate too.
The spoiler is very flexible at one end now, the metal has completely dissolved :shock:

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by nigecapri » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Spotted in the nick of time there. Soon be good as new.

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Peter-S » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:56 pm

nigecapri wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Spotted in the nick of time there. Soon be good as new.
Just about perhaps Nige,

I ground the rust out which unfortunately had spread below the spoiler. Jenolite applied

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Followed by a good coating of rust paint

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Primed and rubbed down

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Base coat which I tried to fade in with a small airbrush

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and a coat of lacquer and a polish. Looks better in the picture than real life, depends how the light catches it but not too bad

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by andyd » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:42 am

Looks good to me Peter :cheers:

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:37 am

Looks good to me too, and will look even better once the spoiler is back in position. 8-)

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by D366Y » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am

Looks great - might have to call upon your services to do all the bits on mine :lol:

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:54 am

Yep that's a brilliant repair Peter. Once the spoiler is back on the bigger picture will be even better. Great work mate... Now stop driving your Capris in the rain please :lol:
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:10 am

Yes grand job there peter , glad to know we have a paint and rust repair garage opening soon :beer:
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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by nigecapri » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:50 am

There's just a tiny little hardly noticeable spec of rust on my 2.0S, it was there when I bought it but you can't see it if you stand far enough away. Can you see if from where you are Peter?

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Re: The downside to cleaning!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:38 pm
You really have been cleaning ........ peter not to sure if I do like the new look
Do you think Peter took the bumper off to clean behind it? :D
He seems to have got the cleaning bug now!

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