wot no rust!

wot no rust!

Postby Vantastic » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:07 am

Hi - Well Stepwagons should be rust free when they arrive from Japan :) - just wondering what kind of prep people have done to keep the rust under control?
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Re: wot no rust!

Postby Scrap » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:03 pm

Hi

As I intend keeping my Stepwagon campervan for many years I had mine done by these people - www.rustmaster.co.uk

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Re: wot no rust!

Postby Rob » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:22 pm

Who did you get it converted by? If it was JAL in Worcester, check all of the holes they made in the body. On ours they made no attempt whatsoever to rustproof any bare metal they exposed. As a result we started to get rust smears on the paintwork around the electrical hook-up box within a couple of months of taking delivery. I had to take all of the boxes off, brush the rust away, apply galvanising paint and then use mastic to seal around (no rubber seals or anything applied).

Shocking, but sadly par for the course for a JAL conversion. Their vehicles are top quality, but I'd seriously recommend anyone to get the conversion done by someone else.
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Re: wot no rust!

Postby Vantastic » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:07 am

Hi Rob and Brian

I have also had some body issues with my stepwagon - fortunately JAL did not cut the metal but they repainted the bumper where there was a scratch but ignored the rear wheel arch which had been badly repainted with the wrong colour paint. I can't believe the paintshop missed this as they had mixed the right paint color. I also have a few small nicks in the paint on the sliding door which I want to deal with before they turn bad! :evil:

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Re: wot no rust!

Postby Scrap » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:50 am

Hi Rob & Lewis

I got my Stepwgn from Wellhouse Leisure. I've had it a year now and there's no sign of any rust. They seem to have done a good job with the conversion.

Rustmaster showed me the underside of the van after they'd removed all the dirt and it was in excellent condition. I watched them do the treatment and they seemed very thorough.

Slightly off-topic, the only problem I've had is when I took it to be MOT'd recently and it failed. Wellhouse had modified one of the reversing lights to be a fog light and made it red by painting the inside of the cover, which had faded so much that it illuminated as white again. The guy in the MOT station removed the bulb and painted it red (with what looked like nail varnish) and then passed it!

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Re: wot no rust!

Postby Vantastic » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:02 am

Hi Brian

Interesting update - I was told by JAL they would install the fog light in the main rear light cluster however, when I took delivery the fog light was fitted below the bumper - like most imports! Therefore I was interested to read what Wellhouse Leisure had done - it might be worth letting them know the paint they used faded as they will not know this unless someone feeds it back as the vehicles they sell are not often back in their hands after a few years. A red bulb is much more useful and a cleaner solution than red paint on the cover - though I guess the cover ought to be red so it reflects even when the light is off. :?

I do wish I had seem JAL do the work on ours.

Now my chance for an off-subject comment - when our stepwagon is stationary if I wiggle the steering there seems to be a clunking noise coming from underneath the drivers side. Any thoughts - I guess I need to waggle the steering linkage to check properly. Been a bit wet recently to do this! :D

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Re: wot no rust!

Postby PAR » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:10 pm

My 1999 RF2 from Brown's Car Sales in Norfolk was 'Waxoyled'
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Re: wot no rust!

Postby PARR » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:49 am

Following my previous post (as PAR), on the subject of rear lights, my 1999 RF2 has clear lenses with coloured bulbs.

Brown's Car Sales, Mundham, Norfolk wired the rear so that the top ones remained rear lights, the second ones down remained 'stop/tail' lights and the third ones became rear fog lights. The fourth ones remained as indicators, and the lower ones became reversing lights.
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Rear FOG light options

Postby Vantastic » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:01 am

Interesting neat approach to conversions. Of course starting with clear lenses helps. I guess the garage blokes are not experts enough to check the lens focus which might need to be different for different lights. (That is down to the design engineers at Honda!) :lol: I'll have a think about ours but we have coloured lens so not so easy!

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