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Old 15 Nov 2010, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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scaby arches?

hi all.. right then, iv brought a 1999, turbo, i looked at loads, i wanted a clean non abused 1..... it clean inside and out, full history, runs sweet ect ect ! But the rear arches have just started to scab, it seems to me that scoobys are prone to this, has any1 found a way of stopping it, im gona paint them both in but id like to make the repair last longer than 6 months... can any1 help??????

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Re: scaby arches?

is that an example of what not to do ? That arch will bubble up within the year. Such a shame because he's done such a good job cleaning it all up.
My drivers side arch is the same, I'm cutting it all out and going to plate it. Plenty of wax oil inside.
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is that an example of what not to do ? That arch will bubble up within the year. Such a shame because he's done such a good job cleaning it all up.
My drivers side arch is the same, I'm cutting it all out and going to plate it. Plenty of wax oil inside.
yeah, i was wondering about going to the effort of cutting the rust out, but seems a shame because its only a small bubble....... does that rust cure stuff work any1 know????
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