Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 7 series
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2010, 12:41 AM   #16
slemmer
Driving in the fast lane
 
slemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missed in 'sauga
Posts: 2,990
I had a similar problem with my '00 e38 Sport. One Summer day I decided to give my ride a thorough cleaning. I pulled off the bottom moldings only to find bubbling along the bottom seams. I grinded off all the beads to see corrision along the bottom of the seams on 3 of the 4 doors. A couple of doors had to have the beads removed halfway up the doors!.

Took the car to Meadowvale Collision (part of the Atlantic group of companies) and had them do finishing prep, bead, paint. I pass by this palce everyday. Carstar and European wanted a lot of money for the work which I couldn't justify. Once I got the car back it gets Winter stored after an annual oil spray to keep corrosion at bay.

It's been four years since I had the repair done and so far so good. No more reappearance of the cancer.
__________________

'04 645cic
'05 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 CCSB 4x4
'02 Regal LS
'00 740i Sport
slemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 01:18 AM   #17
faiz
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: MARKHAM
Posts: 11
That sounds like what I'm looking for. Did you drive it in winter?
faiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 01:21 AM   #18
slemmer
Driving in the fast lane
 
slemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missed in 'sauga
Posts: 2,990
Not since I had the repair done. I've got another ride that's made for the Winter. I don't even take it out if it's going to rain (at least avoid as much as possible). Call me overprotective.
__________________

'04 645cic
'05 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 CCSB 4x4
'02 Regal LS
'00 740i Sport
slemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 02:56 AM   #19
Dammerung
3rd Gear Member
 
Dammerung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by slemmer View Post
Not since I had the repair done. I've got another ride that's made for the Winter. I don't even take it out if it's going to rain (at least avoid as much as possible). Call me overprotective.

Do the mouldings come off easily?
__________________


Die Dämmerung..............when dusk began to fall, when dawn begins to break
Dammerung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #20
slemmer
Driving in the fast lane
 
slemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missed in 'sauga
Posts: 2,990
Pretty easy. The moldings fit by friction. You'll need to coax the molding off the bottom door's edge. I used a flat screwdriver to get at the top of the molding and a hammer to gently nudge the molding off the panel. To reinstall just line up one corner of the molding and wack it back on with your hand or soft mallet.

I was totally blown away at how much moisture is trapped within the molding. Now I know why the edges would rust out faster since there's no where for the water to drain. I think a better way to reduce the moisture problem is to drill numerous holes along the bottom of the moldings to allow for any moisture to drain away. It won't show since it'll be at the bottom of the door and will be hidden when the door is closed anyways. (I just talked myself into another Spring/Summer project!)
__________________

'04 645cic
'05 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 CCSB 4x4
'02 Regal LS
'00 740i Sport
slemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 09:53 AM   #21
Dammerung
3rd Gear Member
 
Dammerung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by slemmer View Post
Pretty easy. The moldings fit by friction. You'll need to coax the molding off the bottom door's edge. I used a flat screwdriver to get at the top of the molding and a hammer to gently nudge the molding off the panel. To reinstall just line up one corner of the molding and wack it back on with your hand or soft mallet.

I was totally blown away at how much moisture is trapped within the molding. Now I know why the edges would rust out faster since there's no where for the water to drain. I think a better way to reduce the moisture problem is to drill numerous holes along the bottom of the moldings to allow for any moisture to drain away. It won't show since it'll be at the bottom of the door and will be hidden when the door is closed anyways. (I just talked myself into another Spring/Summer project!)


I have a feeling im going to join you on this project. I have rustophobia...terrible thing i tell ya ...

Thanks for the instructions. Going to check that asap.
__________________


Die Dämmerung..............when dusk began to fall, when dawn begins to break
Dammerung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 11:23 AM   #22
740-iLL
Founder of GTA7's
 
740-iLL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brampton
Posts: 1,067
+1 on winter storage and rust proofing after getting the cancer removed!
__________________
Follow me on Twitter @SEVEN40iL
740-iLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #23
careless7
Drivin' new whips weekly
 
careless7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lea$ide
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dammerung View Post
It can be washed properly....all u need is a high pressure hose...i am aware of the problem...wash the car with a high pressure hose along the gap between the side skirts and doors...the high pressure creates a channel of water that takes all the salt out...its not water tht creates the corrosion..its the combination of salt and water....by the way i wasnt referring to your comment otherwise i would have quoted it....i meant it is a good idea to wash the car especially more often when driving in winter....there are other areas such as a pillers and fuel and brake lines that tend to get corroded in these cars aswell...
So salt creates rust and washing cars in winter is good...who knew?
careless7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 02:41 PM   #24
E36&8
2nd Gear Member
 
E36&8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 177
I have done molding delete, so far the cancer been slown down.
I have always looked for a cure but its been too pricy
__________________
______________________

BMW E36
E36&8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #25
Dammerung
3rd Gear Member
 
Dammerung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by careless7 View Post
So salt creates rust and washing cars in winter is good...who knew?

Washing them MORE OFTEN to get the salt off...and this is in reference to the design flaw...read the whole quote. It was a response to you regarding that washing it will create more problems than when its dry about the 740.
__________________


Die Dämmerung..............when dusk began to fall, when dawn begins to break

Last edited by Dammerung; 02-10-2010 at 08:06 PM.
Dammerung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 12:25 AM   #26
slemmer
Driving in the fast lane
 
slemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missed in 'sauga
Posts: 2,990
For those that drive their e38's all year I think a quarterly removal of the lower molding to wipe down the lower edge is a good thing to do. Also, I've been thinking about pumping a can of rust proofing product like CT's Formula 3000 or the Rust Check stuff inside the drain holes of the doors just so it will provide additional protection in the good and bad weather days. Of course, it's to be sprayed after a few warm dry days to ensure good coverage and spread.
__________________

'04 645cic
'05 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 CCSB 4x4
'02 Regal LS
'00 740i Sport
slemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #27
740-iLL
Founder of GTA7's
 
740-iLL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brampton
Posts: 1,067
Quote:
Originally Posted by E36&8 View Post
I have done molding delete, so far the cancer been slown down.
I have always looked for a cure but its been too pricy
what is this molding delete you speak of? just took off that piece at the bottom where the water drains so that it just comes out on top of the skirts and out?
__________________
Follow me on Twitter @SEVEN40iL
740-iLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #28
E36&8
2nd Gear Member
 
E36&8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by 740-iLL View Post
what is this molding delete you speak of? just took off that piece at the bottom where the water drains so that it just comes out on top of the skirts and out?
yes this will actually let the water to escape.
__________________
______________________

BMW E36
E36&8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #29
740-iLL
Founder of GTA7's
 
740-iLL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brampton
Posts: 1,067
Quote:
Originally Posted by E36&8 View Post
yes this will actually let the water to escape.
do you have any pics of how this looks with the doors closed?
__________________
Follow me on Twitter @SEVEN40iL
740-iLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #30
slemmer
Driving in the fast lane
 
slemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missed in 'sauga
Posts: 2,990
If you leave the moldings off the doors will look weird since they'll be an indentation where the trim would go.
__________________

'04 645cic
'05 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 CCSB 4x4
'02 Regal LS
'00 740i Sport
slemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.