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#1 Neon trifle

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:26 PM

My mini is very clean and rust free, I would like to keep it that way. I know rust is inevitable but have heard that copious use of waxoyl can help. I have never used this stuff so where do I get it from and what applicators do I need?. If I put Waxoyl over rust will it depreive it of oxygen by sealing so stop rust getting worse?
How do I get it into the box sections from inside? do I need to get the carpets up. When I took the tour of P&L Minis they showed me how they forced it into ever hole but it was years ago and I have forgotten. Are pumps available to get it squeezed into the orifaces?. I suppose I will have to be carefull not to block any drain holes. Are there any books or articles on this that people can point me to.

Again can one stop already started rust by sealing it with Waxoyl?
Thanks for your help

#2 Dan


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 11:02 PM

To some extent Waxoyl will stabilise existing rust and slow it's spreading but it really only buys you some time, the tinworm will win in the end.
But it's better than nothing so....
You can get it from most car parts and accessory shops, (like Halfords) and if you don't have an air supply and sprayer then the best thing to apply it with is the Waxoyl High Pressure Applicator doodad. Buy a big round can of Waxoyl and the pump which threads into the can and pumps it up like a garden sprayer. Then you have a wand which sprays the wax, and you can also get a long tube which threads onto the wand so that you can get the wax delivery really deep into cavities. Put it into cavities through all the holes you can find, and preferably do it on a warm day so that the wax will flow nicely (keep the can in a bucket of reasonably hot water for half an hour before using it as well, then it goes really runny but don't heat it further after pumping it up or you may over pressurise the can).
If you peel back some of the carpets which are on the inner sills you will find some rectangular grommets which you can remove to get into the sills, or you can get in under the rear pocket liners or through the sill drains with the thin tube. You don't really need to peel up the carpets and disturb the car too much to get it in. Don't spray it all over the floor pan as it's really slippery and remember it is flammable when choosing where to spray it.
It's good under the arches and in the panel gap between the wing and scuttle, inside the boxed in area of the rear valence behind each rear arch as well as along the whole valence, all over the rear subframe including between the welded pressings if you can get the tube into the right places. Also the door bottoms and anywhere else you can get it. DON'T get any on your brake linings, don't go anywhere near them with it as there is a fine mist coming off the sprayer head which will coat them up really nicely.
Don't worry too much about blocking drains while you are spraying the stuff, as it will run out again anyway. Your car will drip wax for several days afterwards, and then once it's stopped you can make sure the drains are clear.

Edited by Dan, 21 February 2005 - 11:04 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:34 AM

Wow , that should go into the TEC guide section :grin:
I would just add that it is a good idea to remove your door trims and give the inside of the doors a good coat of waxoyl as they are a rust trap .

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:01 AM

can you use this stuff to sill the underside of your car???

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:17 AM

When i did this. I scrubbed the underside of the floor etc with a wire brush afew times to remove ******* n rust. Then did a nice coat of waxyoil with a brush. I did the outside / underside of the car.

Boot floor, floors, sills, arches, wings, behind A panel, under rear scuttle.

Its ok and seems to have worked up front, but the boot was rotten and it helped keep it off abit while i could afford the panels to replace it.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 04:28 PM

Thanks for all your replies especially you Dan, it must have taken you some time and thought to put that together. I think I will do the job when (if) the warm weather comes so I can get a decent application.
I think I am going to enjoy this forum.

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