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Front Head Lamp mounting and metal work - prolonging the life...

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31 Aug 2022 21:34 #244819 by Sirjamesrusty
Hi Folks,

On my last MOT I had advisories on my front headlamp mounting and metal work and know these are the areas that are prone to rust on the Jimny. Its not too bad under the bonnet - I'll stick some pics up in the morning light but I wondered about getting a small paintbrush and dusting the rust lightly off the mounts and then maybe coating or spraying in something that might get me better prepared for the winter - and I live near the sea so I wanted to try and help with that too! Any tips and tricks will be great as usual. Chris.

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01 Sep 2022 04:17 #244823 by Lambert
Anything is better than nothing when it comes to rust, the trick is in the preparation of the surface being treated and getting to clean metal and not just covering it over. There's a lot of products and twice as many opinions on the best, find one or more you can afford and expect to reapply over the life of the Jimny.

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10 Sep 2022 05:44 - 10 Sep 2022 10:06 #244915 by Mike G
Getting in about there is a bit fiddly, best getting as much rust off as you can and then use a rust converter to try to slow down the decay.  Once it's converted, a few coats of your preferred paint system on top should keep it presentable.

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