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Sill removal and rust prevention - Wiki entry added

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by z3cade, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    Sill removal and rust prevention


    Jack up the car and place on axle stands
    Remove wheels
    remove rear arch liner

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03118.jpg

    Remove kick pannel trim and door rubber

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03119.jpg

    remove kick pannel plastic plug

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03120.jpg

    Remove kick pannel by lifting up

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03121.jpg

    You may brake some plastic clips so remove broken clips from holes

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03123.jpg

    Remove front arch liner

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03124.jpg

    Remove screw from front arch, top front of sill (use 10mm ratchet)

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03125.jpg

    Remove three screws for the small side pannel, detatch side repeater and remove

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03127.jpg

    Get a friend to help, but a good friend not a nutter... s:rolleyes

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03128.jpg

    Remove screws from under the sill

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03130.jpg

    Remove screw from rear arch

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03131.jpg

    Remove small plastic trim from inside door and remove bolts that hold rear arch to allow better access for the screw behind it

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03132.jpg

    Remove finnal bolts from top of the sill that were under the kick pannel and remove sill

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03133.jpg

    Clean up box section and check for rust

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03137.jpg

    Treat areas with rust with your prefered products

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03138.jpg

    I used zinc 182 primer, clear waxoyl spray for inside box sections and original waxoyl underseal

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03139.jpg

    Treated rear box section

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03140.jpg

    Treated front box section

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03141.jpg

    Sand down any rust found on the sill and treat with your desired products

    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03143.jpg
    ai866.photobucket.com_albums_ab225_cade37_sill_20fix_DSC03144.jpg

    Now just reverse the removal process and replace the sill, Job done :-bd
     
  2. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

    MAURICE THE MARTIAN Zorg Guru (V)
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    Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    Wll done Liam,glad mine are plastic ;)
    :ymalien:
     
  3. pete59

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    Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    brill!!! :D great and very clear pics,do fancy doing mine,great hourly rate.lol
     
  4. Garythefish

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    Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    Great post Liam s:D
     
  5. swamper

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    Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    great wright up s;)
     
  6. Aceman

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    Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    Great tutorial Liam, want to do this myself sometime so many thanks. :-bd
     
  7. Re: Sill removal and rust prevention

    Looks like he sat down on a spanner or something...... :ymapplause:
     

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