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Best Answer dsgoody , 18 March 2018 - 11:28 PM

Cheers for all the reply's everyone; will wire wheel, treat, prime and paint it.

 

looks quite good for a mini, just wirebrush the surface and apply epoxy primer...

before you spend time to restore the floor, be sure where the water is leaking into the car. otherwise it will rust again.

 

driving around without a carpet will show you quickly where the leaks are.

 

Very good advise; will give this a go.

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#1 dsgoody

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:54 PM

So; lifted up the front carpet a few days ago to find I'm missing the floor bungs and the felt sound deadening is soaking wet. I've thrown the dehumidifier in the car and its all dry now; but the front floors look a bit worse for wear! Can they be saved with a wire wheel and some TLC?

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:10 PM

Cant make out whether the old bitumen is still on the floor or not?? if it is you will need to remove that first.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:16 PM

Light rub with a wire wheel and then use a rust converter, paint to suit.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

looks like its had floors as the sealer dont look factory, clean and repaint then wax



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:18 AM

That has the factory bitumen on I think so take that off see what you are left with, looks fine to me to be fair. I fit rubber grommets to the holes in my floor with loads of wax.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:13 AM

looks quite good for a mini, just wirebrush the surface and apply epoxy primer...

before you spend time to restore the floor, be sure where the water is leaking into the car. otherwise it will rust again.

 

driving around without a carpet will show you quickly where the leaks are.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:39 PM

I don't think there is any bitumen type sound proofing on there, if there was, it wouldn't be rusty would it.

 

give it a good going over with a wire brush, and some rough sandpaper, rust eater, primer, then paint. itll be just fine.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:58 PM

That from the pictures looks like just surface rust, a good dry out then rub it with 240grit on an orbitor, spray with etch primer and undercoat. JD

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:56 PM

Yes that is defo savable in my book



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 04:56 PM

I’d be happy to find that under the carpets on my mini! Looks nice and solid with very minor attention needed to keep good longevity.

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

Looks like surface rust. You won't really know until you clean it up. I would wire wheel as other people posted. Then POR-15



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

really looks not too bad. You'll find that the rust is more pits than anything else, most will wipe of with a cloth. Some wire brush action and a good anti rust paint and you're good to go!



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:28 PM   Best Answer

Cheers for all the reply's everyone; will wire wheel, treat, prime and paint it.

 

looks quite good for a mini, just wirebrush the surface and apply epoxy primer...

before you spend time to restore the floor, be sure where the water is leaking into the car. otherwise it will rust again.

 

driving around without a carpet will show you quickly where the leaks are.

 

Very good advise; will give this a go.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Looks to be very minor.

 

May I suggest trying one of these on the rust https://www.ebay.co....3sAAMXQU6tQ~nxa

These do a great job of removing rust, sealer and paint without damaging the thin steel.

 

You could always repeat with a wire wheel in the more stubborn areas.

 

Cheers

 

Ben






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