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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 19:05   #31
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Loving thread mate, 3rd row seats, good find lol, quick one, how do i post pics on here?
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So in my 30min lunch break I did a bit more work on the rusty section - just sanded and refilled the metal epoxy



Another sand, some primer and a hint of body colour then Iíll cover with the new trim panels I bought from Ashleyís classics & Retros and the clips I got off eBay

Should look ok and whatís more important, limit any further rusting


The other thing I fixed was the seatbelt warning sign. It was half working when I collected it but not recently

I love it so much - massive flashbacks to dadís 740GL

A load of electrical contact cleaner down then gap and a cotton bud and some jiggling of the seatbelt and itís working - wahoo.

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That'll want cutting out and fresh metal welding in eventually, but you've helped slow it down with that work!

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That'll want cutting out and fresh metal welding in eventually, but you've helped slow it down with that work!

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Yeah 100%

Unfortunately it is across 2 panels, one of which is the rear wing which is huge

So someone Iíve spoken to who is breaking Volvos knows that before the shell goes to be crushed, i want a cut out across those 2 panels

But yes it looks (and is) a bodge to protect everything underneath for now.

I hope fixing the seating of the rear boot rubber will help

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So did some more work on the rust area today - again itís just a rough fox short term


So gave the area a really aggressive sand and got some shape onto it



Masked an area



Then a few coats of black primer (I used a hair drier between each coat as I only had half hour for lunch)

Then 2 coats of body colour using the hair dryer between



Itís now drying properly

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Doesnít look too bad tbh






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Doesnít look too bad tbh






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Pretty sure the one we picked up at the weekend has been repaired in that area, but I am guessing not by the person we purchased it from, but a previous one. It is an OK job on ours, but not the best really...
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Pretty sure the one we picked up at the weekend has been repaired in that area, but I am guessing not by the person we purchased it from, but a previous one. It is an OK job on ours, but not the best really...
I could have (and will) do it way better in the future if the car stays with me

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