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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 26th July 2020, 17:21 Thread Starter
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Rusting on window pillar

Not sure if the exact name of the part but Iím sure Iíve read of others having a similar issue.

The little pillar beside the door mirror on the driver side has a spot of rust. How easy is it to get hold of a replacement and fit it? Or am I best to have the existing one fixed?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 26th July 2020, 17:47
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I've just repaired mine.
It's fairly easy.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 26th July 2020, 21:14
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Mine are quit badly rusted away aswell. I was planning on fixing them up this summer, but Covid happened (need to do the work at my parents). It takes a bit of work to remove them from the car as you need to take the door cards off, but that's a fairly easy job. I plan on masking off the rubber and glass parts, sanding down the painted/rusted metal with progressively finer sandpaper, use a primer/rust converter, and spray with a satin black paint. It probably won't be perfect, but to be honest, it's not a very visible part of the car, being behind the wing mirrors.

I do plan on sorting them, but... current circumstances.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 27th July 2020, 08:51
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I spotted this on my car the other day Like martin I'm gonna try paint it myself.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 27th July 2020, 20:47
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Easy enough to get to and remove. 2 hints:
1. Find a way to mark the position as the bolts allow movement to get aligned with the seal.
2. Get a decent knife to cut the adhesive for the weatherproofing in the door so that you don't split the weatherproofing itself.

Additional bonus hint - find a way to stop the weatherproofing sicking to itself while you work on it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 22:13 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. Will go DIY route. Iíve had the door cars off before when hunting for a rattle so I know my way around them!

Good tips on marking them and cutting the seals.
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