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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #15 on: 03 December 2017, 17:25:14 »



Thanks, done some serious work there, including the arch/inner areas at the back.

All the inner arch work was simply peeling off loose underseal, quick grind / sand off of the surface rust (it was only very light) paint with rust convertor, leave 24 hours then a coat of Dinitrol all over.

The edge of the arch has light rust which was just cleaned up and painted over until I can spend some proper time on it..... which will be next 'summer' now!
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #16 on: 03 December 2017, 17:26:47 »

I keep a set of new sills about, because one day TBE will need some, and supply can be hit and miss (thanks terry paget for getting a replacement set to me).

I too would suggest trying DLK or Serek to get it fixed if you think the car is still a keeper.

An 8yr old Jag probably won't be rust free underneath, and the XF didn't become all ali until 2015.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #17 on: 03 December 2017, 17:29:53 »

A big bonus is that fatty admin has a 3.0 Jag lump now, so technical info has a MIG welder now and needs the practice, which is good.

Just saying like.  :) ;D
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #18 on: 03 December 2017, 17:31:49 »

I would not expect an XF of age I'm looking at to be rust free, in-fact any car of that age.

Sadly my budget would not extend to all aluminium XJ of 2010 ish vintage, looks like £8k or so gets a nice XF, would need £13-15k for XJ of same age.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #19 on: 03 December 2017, 17:32:56 »

Another option is I just delete the last 12 hours of knowledge in my head, carry on regardless  ::)  ;D
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #20 on: 03 December 2017, 17:36:10 »

All your welding is in places which are hidden. Doesn't need to be pretty, just solid. Then a bit of grinding and plenty of underseal over it to tidy things up.
Doesn't need hundreds of pounds spent using a top notch professional.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #21 on: 03 December 2017, 17:37:23 »

OK, if it cost say £600 to sort the sills as well as cleaning up and undersealing of the other areas and you kept the car for another two or three years, would that not make some financial sense?
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #22 on: 03 December 2017, 17:42:29 »

All your welding is in places which are hidden. Doesn't need to be pretty, just solid. Then a bit of grinding and plenty of underseal over it to tidy things up.
Doesn't need hundreds of pounds spent using a top notch professional.

If the repair is patched like Daz did on my project car, you can hide the welding easily behind the sill covers, Daz ground the weld back smooth, I sprayed some cavity wax inside the sill, a couple of coats of primer followed by a couple of coats of Halfords paint the next day, reattach the clips, rubber seal strip (which neatly hides the join), sill back on, invisible! :)

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #23 on: 03 December 2017, 17:57:22 »

I may well be into this territory myself next summer when I remove the sill covers for a look.  ::)
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #24 on: 03 December 2017, 18:46:50 »

Whatís the idiots guide for checking other areas?

My issue is time, thatís most valuable asset right now. Finding time to go off for days for welding here, LPG work, more welding etc is a challenge with two daughters.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #25 on: 03 December 2017, 19:07:41 »

Whatís the idiots guide for checking other areas?


Jack it up and use a grotty screwdriver to poke away at any crusty looking areas.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #26 on: 03 December 2017, 19:25:23 »

I didn't even bother taking my cill covers off.  I just worked my fingers up behind the cover and they went straight through the cill!  :o

The End!  ::)
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #27 on: 03 December 2017, 19:31:36 »

I didn't even bother taking my cill covers off.  I just worked my fingers up behind the cover and they went straight through the cill!  :o

The End!  ::)

Scary how easy the screwdriver went through, like a hot knife through warm butter!  :'(
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #28 on: 03 December 2017, 19:34:25 »

I didn't even bother taking my cill covers off.  I just worked my fingers up behind the cover and they went straight through the cill!  :o

The End!  ::)

Scary how easy the screwdriver went through, like a hot knife through warm butter!  :'(


If you're really worried about it you could buy the approved TOOL
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #29 on: 03 December 2017, 19:39:23 »

I didn't even bother taking my cill covers off.  I just worked my fingers up behind the cover and they went straight through the cill!  :o

The End!  ::)

Out of interest, what made you not consider welding replacements in?

I didn't even bother taking my cill covers off.  I just worked my fingers up behind the cover and they went straight through the cill!  :o

The End!  ::)

Scary how easy the screwdriver went through, like a hot knife through warm butter!  :'(


If you're really worried about it you could buy the approved TOOL

I'd just end up with a pile of rust on the drive!  ;D
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