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XD Rust Hot Spots

Can you guys help me & mention some rust hot spots for an XD.
I know the bottom sills are on the list. Where else?

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Bottom front guards,under rear window,inside rear view mirror on door where foam holds moisture,Rear wheel arch's and bottom of boot/guard..All places where moisture, dirt collects..

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Also the rear pillars behind the plastic panel
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Re: XD Rust Hot Spots

top of fire wall basically under the rego sticker area but in the engine bay.
check the floor too as often the air inlet guards (that stop the water getting in) rust away letting water on the floor. this is the area that is in the bit with the wiper motors but right up at each corner. also the bottoms of the doors.

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bottom of all the doors (get down and look in in the corners)
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Remove the black plastic over your windscreen washers, and clean out any leaves and dirt in there. I put a piece of flyscreen underneath it to stop any thing big going in. I have used a rust inhibitor called Tectyl (sp?). I sprayed it into everything until it dripped out, and so far I have had no further problems with rust.
While your at it, you might want to check your front door hinges. Due to the size and weight of the doors they tend to crack near where the hinge welds on to the door. I reinforced mine by welding another piece inside the door.
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Re: XD Rust Hot Spots

I've definatly got some near the door hinges, in the boot, bottom door sills & must have a rusty hole in the wiper motor area. Everytime I wash the car or it rains, water drips from behind the dash on to the floor. Right where the fuses & all that is.
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