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Literally every one I looked at when I was shopping has rust on that seam. 

Looks like that's where they tend to go. Strange because egs etc don't suffer there.

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Yeah, really strange bit to start rusting. It looks like theres a seam filler that dries out then lifts away, taking the underseal with it leaving the metal exposed. I'm gonna just refresh the whole underside with new underseal as I've had a good poke around underneath and she's amazingly clean and solid everywhere else from front to back. Good dose of the black goo will keep her that way! 

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9 hours ago, Dave said:

Yeah, really strange bit to start rusting. It looks like theres a seam filler that dries out then lifts away, taking the underseal with it leaving the metal exposed. I'm gonna just refresh the whole underside with new underseal as I've had a good poke around underneath and she's amazingly clean and solid everywhere else from front to back. Good dose of the black goo will keep her that way! 

If your undersealing. Have you got a compressor? Can get a gun and Lance really cheap so you can blast in orifices. On that section your talking about there are two large drain holes. I'd suggest  blasting loads of goop up in there and also trough the skirt holes into the sill. Exactly what I've done on mine should really help long term.

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Nice one Jake! Yes, got a compressor but just a normal spray gun. Will nip in to machine mart and buy the lance gun for undersealing. Have only done that bit on both sides then the floor from front arches to end of sills at the rear, but would deffo like to be able to spray up into all the wee bits you cant get to with a brush. Do you need to thin the underseal for spraying or is there a particular one for use on the spray gun? Know the parts place i got the underseal from also hand it in aerosol, but thought the cans wont go very far. 

 

 

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So she's back off the axle stands and ready for the retest mot. Brakes done, and also adjusted the handbrake as he'd said it was on the limits (but a pass). Suspension parts on the front (wishbones, drop links, subframe etc all treated with rust  converter then sprayed satin black. Also, as she's going to be on the road daily now, I treated the alloys with alloy wheel sealer then went over them with a mild silicon spray and buffed it up. Should help protect the wheels from the rain/dirt/brake dust. She's looking good! Roll on Wednesday! 

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9 hours ago, noodels said:

Had N/S cut out refabricated and welded up 2 yrs ago no rust anywhere else.

Looks like that's becoming the bit to watch on our Civic M's. DD is the same mate, other than that bit (now all fixed) no rust anywhere. I still want to get the sideskirts off though at some point to have a check at the sills, although from what i can see they look decent.

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And the pictures of work done!

New caliper fitted along with new brake pads (drivers side)

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suspension parts buffed with wire brush, rust treated and sprayed satin black

 

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Floor at front grinded with wire brush, rust treated then whole floor undersealed from front wheel arch to end of sills at rear. Still got rear end to do once I get a set of adjustable ramps.

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Oh and a wee shot of DD and Mindy together.

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