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#1 Kjonesin

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 08:08 AM

Help…Question. This blind spot a.k.a. “Bermuda triangle”… should I drill into panel and spray a non-corrosive agent to help prevent rust or the possibility of developing rust ?

I’ve read about it in the restoration book, however, I usually operate from the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” thought process.

Here’s my dilemma. This car is pretty much unmolested and lived most all of its years in the USA West Coast, ie. dry climate, and in a garage/ storage. (I do detect some clay dust from the outback..😉)

I’ve gone through her and have changed out rubbers, and tackled whatever minor surface rust which is all it had. And have re-sprayed her (don’t have a name for it yet).

She will be living in Miami Beach, FL when I complete her. So, HOT, HUMID, and SALT AIR! I’ll use a Marine Corrosion lubricant on all the electronics.

BUT this “Bermuda Triangle” process is a bit more abusive .

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 10:51 AM

in uk always get dinitrol into all cavities, rust versus originality, in uk they rust for fun but you know your own climate



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Posted 11 January 2022 - 03:45 PM

Drill it, spray your cavity wax of choice in there, and cover the holes neatly with some nice rubber grommets. Like coopertaz said above, I'd rather protect it from rust than avoid drilling purely for originality. The holes don't need to be big, just big enough to get the cavity wax gun's nozzle in there. I doubt you'd even notice them if it's done neatly.



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Posted 11 January 2022 - 05:27 PM

Hey Kjonesin - nice to see you're lovely face here :proud:

 

Coopertaz, I see you suggest Dintrol.

 

Is there any other products out there that are recommended ?

Sorry, I've no experience in this department.



#5 RooBoonix

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 07:23 PM

Hey Kjonesin - nice to see you're lovely face here :proud:

 

Coopertaz, I see you suggest Dintrol.

 

Is there any other products out there that are recommended ?

Sorry, I've no experience in this department.

 

Bilt Hamber products are highly regarded in the UK, S50 is their cavity wax. That's what I've bought (along with their UC underbody wax) for my car.



#6 Kjonesin

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 08:13 PM

it’s too damn logical not to drill and do preventative or who knows… possible even stop anything that is going on there.

What about first to treat anything “rust” potentially there… and then fill… ? Is that Bermuda Triangle vented in any way? Or is it completely sealed on all sides?

I’m researching what’s available here in US…
Thanks guys!

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 02:33 AM

 Is that Bermuda Triangle vented in any way?

There are 4 vent holes on each side. They vent in to the floor area, but often caked up with dirt etc, so later, when washing it, make sure they are clear. These however I feel don't give good access for trying to spray anything around inside.

 






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