LE2 repair to AstraVan
LE2 repair to AstraVan.
Most of the repairs Peter is asked to carry out are on cars, but this repair was to the rear door of a Vauxhall AstraVan. The door had suffered a stone chip early in it’s life and some time later a small ‘blob’ of touch up paint had been added. This is usually a good thing,but it needs to be done early or, as in this case, rust will set in and continue under the paint.
In this case the rust covered an area about the size of a 2p piece. After cleaning the panel and removing part of a web address the rust was removed mechanically with a small grinder. A ‘rust eater’ was then applied to help prevent the return of the rust followed by a primer. A filler was used to bring the levels back up and the wider area primed again prior to painting followed by the clear lacquer.
A good polish later and the panel looked as good as new. On the way out the MD checked out the repair and as a result Peter is carrying out a repair on his Jaguar XK-R.