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    Rust etc...

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    My 1985 505 GTi has a smallish amount of rusting in the sills and right in the corner of the rear door window frames. (Both sides). Is this anything to worry to much about? And what can i do to treat it.
    It's kind of in an impossible spot to get in and clean up with a screwdriver & sandpaper.

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    I'm looking for a replacement front bumper for my GTi. Its the series II bumper with the airdam in the bottom. Anyone seen one about??? So far, all my ringing around has turned up nothing.
    Thanks,
    Jason Judd
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    If you don't treat the rust with something, it will grow. It would be a good idea to have some fish oil injected inside your sills. To get to the rust properly in the door window frames you'll probably have to pull the door aprt and remove the quarter window. Until you get the time to do this it would be a good idea to squirt some oil into the rust area. As well as stoping the rust from growing, it will prevent any more water from getting onto the rusted area. WD40 will get into all the crevices, but will evaporate over time (especially in hot weather). A bit of normal oil squirted from a small oil can, or eye dropper will provide longer protection. Be careful not to get much oil on the paint as it may stain it.

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    Thanks Dave,

    I'll put a couple of drops of oil over it for now...
    Jason Judd
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '85 505 GTi Executive
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '88 205 GL 1.1

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    As for rust converters when you come round to repairing it, I've found 'Fertan' to be the best, a tannin based product that's easy to use and to paint over.

    Stuey


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    Jason, my 85 505 GTi has a small cluster of rust in exactly the same place. I think it's pretty common to find rusting in this particular spot on 505's. I sprayed a bit of fish oil in the area when I first got the car, and it seems to have put the brakes on the problem. The problem is the rust appears to have invited its friends and I'm now getting another spot on the front of the rear left guard. Combined with the tradic state of the paint work, I've bitten the bullet and plan to have it repainted / rust cut out in the next month or so.

    Can't help you with the front bumper, mine's in use. Could do with a straight rear bumper though - perhaps we could do a deal! Series two bumbers...did someone do a switcharoo?

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    Thanks all.
    Jason Judd
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '85 505 GTi Executive
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '88 205 GL 1.1

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