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Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 21:32:13 +0100
From: "Simon" <>
Subject: Re: Classic 900, rusty bonnet (or hood if your in the USA)

Seems like they all do that. Prevention with Waxol or similar from an early age seems the way to go. I would definitely shop around a bit to try and find the right colour which would save you 150.00 + VAT. Try some of the Spares people listed at www.nospam Simon. "Matthew Crump" <> wrote in message news:9kethh$kd6$ > I own a 1993 classic 900SE. > > I have recently noticed some rust on the outside of the bonnet, on the > driver's side at the extreme edge of the bonnet near to the driver's door. > > On closer inspection inside the bonnet I found that the rust is very bad all > along the small lip that runs up the inside of the edge and that the rust > had spread through to the outside. > > I have investigated the possibility of a repair only to be recommended to > get a replacement bonnet as a guaranteed permanent repair is no longer > possible. > > I have also been told that this is a very common problem with bonnets on the > classic 900 and that it is likely to happen when the car is over 4 years > old. > > I have managed to locate some suppliers of second hand bonnets for around > 100+VAT, further to this a respray is another 150+VAT, overall an fairly > expensive job. > > Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, do you have any good tips for a > more permanent solution ?. > > Thanks, > Matthew. > > >

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