CHECK UNDER YOUR BUMPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHECK UNDER YOUR BUMPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by cammmy » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:45 am

Found this when I took the brake lights out to clean the earths.

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Thanks to my brother for taking care of it.
'89 BX 16v
'91 Peugeot Mi16x4 x2
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Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:00 am

Mine has gone there, and on the opposite end. It's been like that for a good 5 years and the bumpers not fallen off yet. In my case its not gone from the seam (which is how your looks?) but from the middle of that flat out. It looks likes the bumper rubber off the paint and then the metal has slowly washed away.

That's a rather neat repair. I'm quite certain my repair will not look that good!

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Post by jayw » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:48 pm

Ahhhh, the benefits of TIGging it... (well certainly looks like a TIG torch).

Nice job though! Oddly, of all the BX's i've had over the years i've never had one with that part rusted out (touch wood).
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Post by Mike P » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:02 pm

None of mine have ever shown wear there.

It's more likely to be around the boot catch striker in my experience.

Nice repair though. I've found that if you mask off before seam sealing, when you pull it back you've got a nicer looking repair.

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Post by cammmy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:02 am

Yeah, my brother took care of that for me. He's a professional engineer and INCREDIBLY anal :D Never does anything half-arsed
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