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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Stopping rust in the gutters Reply with quote

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Just wondering if anyone has any tips for stopping rust in the rain gutters on Beetles. I bought some clear wax type stuff from Bilt Hamber (like a clear waxoyl product) which has rust inhibitors in it and have sprayed that along the seam but it a) doesnít look great and b) I worry that water will slowly deep into it as it does kind of sit there. Surely there are better ways of stopping water eating into the seam and starting rust?

Iím getting some paint protection film on my bug anyway, so I might ask about putting that in the gutters too, if itíll seal it.

Are there any good products people have or use? I just find myself noticing tiny little orange bits just under the seam which I assume is tiny bits of rust starting.

I want to avoid having to ever repair them as itís a big pain!

Edit: I have since essentially filled the gutters with enough paint to fully cover the seam, and create a rounded bottom to the gutter so that PPF can be installed on top.

Hereís a pic from my gallery showing them currently and the small white/orange spots youíll notice in the picture.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Stopping rust in the gutters Reply with quote

Since this is a duplicate thread, please post in his original thread here if you have information:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=726085
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