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    Having done the top surfaces as well as the drivers side in my attempts to repaint 'Queeny' only the LHS remained.

    I'd been reluctant to get started because Donat had highlighted a patch of rust in the leading edge of the rear pane. Today was a little cooler and I finally bit the bullet. First up I removed the plastic trim on the leading edge of the glass. (pic 1) Then I cut and pulled the mastic out so that I could get a better idea of the extent of the 'cancer' (pic 2)

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    After a bit of scraping and rubbing cleaned the muck out the extent of the damage became clear. The bottom section has the largest hole (pic 3) and the top (pic 4) is a small hole.

    The underside of the gutter/drip rail also had some rusty spots. (pic 5) After removing the plastic trip these seem to be superficial and there doesn't appear to be any penetration under the mastic. (pic 6)

    The last pic shows the leading edge cleaned up and ready for rust proofing and then patching and filling before repainting.

    That will keep me busy, along with painting that side of the car, if the weather remains cool.
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    Have filled and primed the leading edge holes (pic 1 - 4) and found further spot when removing the interior air extractor on rear pillar. (pic 5) Found that the body filler on an old repair had cracked along the seam. Used a blade to remove cracked filler and make a clean area that was filled with 'bog' and liberal spray of rustproof/treatment, then re-painted.
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    You really need to weld some new metal in there .... that rust will come back in no time and the bog will crack and fall out unless you do (sadly ).

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    With Shane on that call.

    The bright side is, the bog will keep it from getting worse for a little while

    When I had to fix those kind of spots, I had some time to weld, and sometime to do a quick fix.

    Just plan to get some welding done, or learn....it's not to hard, even for a daft ol' fool like me.

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    I took the easy option because welding would require removing the glass. Finding a replacement should the glass get damaged could be a problem. I was expecting the damage to be more severe than it was and cutting out the rusted section was what I'd expected to do.
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