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#1 User is offline   eddie0826 

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

Hi All,

Many apologise as it has been awhile since I've been on here.

Strangely the last few years, a small blister has developed at the top of my front arch. Shortly after this blister another blister developed at exactly the same position on the other front arch and I've now got some funds to sort this out.

I am looking to get all the arches all round sorted including the sills while I am at it.

I have one quote but I'm always a bit cautious using someone I don't know so my question is, can any recommend a body shop in the midlands who they know will do a good job in terms of matching the imperial blue?




Any help will be much appreciated.




Eddie




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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

I'm surprised the aluminium arches have bubbled that much. I have superficial bubbles on mine you can only just feel then as none smooth paint but only on the lip edge.
Have you sourced the sills? Express Steel have done a Puma long sill and short sill though the latter is less useful on the FRP. Ford still do the short inner rear sill and a place in Wales can do short or bigger FRP rear arch panels.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

Hi Happykat
I found puzzling too but the bodyshop i got first quote from seems to think its corrosion. He said it could be coming from the underside of arches but what crazy is it is on both arches at same spot.I think im ok with the sills, looks like more surface and very slight but may as well get them sorted at same time and get rid of stone chips too.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Front archs are aluminium the rear are mild steel. Aluminium can have a form of corrosion but I'm ignoring mine as nothing to see really and is mega slow change.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

You have Pumabuild in the Midlands, not personally used Alan for paint work though he has an FRP in at the moment.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

Yeah, think mine has slowly increased in size over 4years or so. Wonder if I've been washing her too much.




Never thought of pumabuild, might give them a tinkle. Any other recommendation are welcome.




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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:41 PM

I have not personally used any, there are many active FRP owners on FB if you are finding too few replies and a picture of front arch rust might help.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

Yeah, that's a good idea.

Problem is I don't know how to put pics up on the forum. :(/>




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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

If you add then to the gallery, no bigger size than 1024 x 768. If you put them in gallery I'll then put them to your post.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

Hi Happy-Kat,




I have uploaded pics of the blisters, thanks.




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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:28 AM

Thanks Happy-Kat, mucho appreciated!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

What does it feel like on the inside of the panel?
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

Might have to get back to you on that, cant actually remember but the guy I saw last week for a quote had a look and feels it might be from the inside.

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