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Replacing Rusty Sills and Wheel-arches On a Mk1

Replacing Rusty Sills and Wheel-arches On a Mk1

We recently restored a customer's Mk1 Berkeley which, although mechanically fairly sound, was suffering from more than a little corrosion...

Take a look at the photos below to see how we sorted the rust out once and for all. If you are interested in restoring your MX-5 back to its former glory, why not get in touch with us and get the job done properly. Call Martin on 01709 863555 or email me at for more information or a quote.

Once the car has been painted, we spend a good few hours injecting all the sills and wheel-arches with "Waxoyl" corrosion protection treatment. This is heated up to around 60 degrees C to help the wax flow into all the joints, nooks and crannies, etc. When it cools the wax "grips" the surface and creates a permanent wax coating to protect the steel from water (due to condensation) which would start the rust process off again. We recommend checking the condition of the Waxoyl every 2 to 3 years to make sure it is still doing its job and re-apply to any areas that need it.

Visit our website or give us a call on 01709 863555 for further information or to arrange a quote for similar work on your MX-5.