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#1 Old 04-20-2017
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Something you never knew !

Something that 171 owners never new is as we know the 171 are Galvanised but are
also Waxoyled under the entire lengh of the door side skirts .
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But rear arches still seem vulnerable, my 2005 is just starting to bubble very slightly on the underside of each arch. Very small but noticeable by touch. And unfortunately mine hasn't been serviced by main dealer so the 30 year warranty is probably useless. Shame
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Can you post pictures of this shaun? Would be good to do some preventative work to stop this from happening in the future.
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I'll try and sort out a couple later today. Only had the car a couple of days and I have someone coming to valet it today so will have a proper look once that's done
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I'll try and sort out a couple later today. Only had the car a couple of days and I have someone coming to valet it today so will have a proper look once that's done
Has your rear arches got original paintwork or been painted in its lifetime ?
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Original from what I can see
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Here's a couple of pics
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If thats the start of it you could just do the wheel arch lips for now before it spreads ?
Or if left be the whole side to be painted as such .
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Yes, would make sense to sort it before it spreads.
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Same thing happened to my CLK, catch it early while its still on the lip, a good clean up and silver hammerite is the way to go.
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The floor pan is also common for corrosion to on the 171 and in a few years time the 172 will follow .
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