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  1. steveratcliffe

    First T6 Purchase - Corrosion Advice

    Hi All, First post on the forums! I have been looking for a van for a while now and avidly researching pretty much every detail for which this forum has been an absolute gold mine of information, so thank you all for contributions over the years which have helped us massively to make informed...
  2. D

    Rusty pipe clips

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and a novice when it comes to all things automotive related, i.e. engines etc. I've just noticed looking under the bonnet of my 2018 T6 that most of the hose clips on the passenger side of the van are fairly corroded. Is this normal or do I have a problem? I've...
  3. K

    Leaf debris build-up

    Hi, Does anyone know of anything that can be fitted to stop the accumulation of organic matter (leafs etc that decompose and cause a damp compost like matter behind the front wheelarches? Happens on the TT and probably many cars, it can lead to corrosion if left and not cleaned away. Leafs...
  4. J

    Side door rust spot.

    I was cleaning the van over the weekend and noticed a spot of rust on the passenger side door near the rear wheel. I noticed it a while back but it looks worse now. It's a 16plate so doubt it's under corrosion warranty. Is this another VW issue that VW know about that VW pretends to not know...
  5. VanMan48

    Rust on sidebars, how to fix?

    I have black side bars which have started to rust in places and so wanted to ask how to go about sorting this? Not done this before, but can it be sanding back and then resprayed? If so can anyone recommend a type of sandpaper and matt black paint? Or is there a better way of sorting it...
  6. Strettyp

    Rust under rear registration plate

    I bought some pressed metal licence plates to replace the ones that came with the van, purchased new from inchcape VW commercial in Manchester When I took the rear plate off I found that there was a line of rust and a few other spots and bumps - the van is 4 years old and while the 3 year...
  7. Salty Spuds

    Rust around side door handle

    I found some rust spots & a bit of paint bubbling under the side door handle yesterday. Nothing major. Our van is Oryx White & there isn’t a touch up available for it due to it being pearlescent. The rust is under the door handle so pretty inconspicuous. My plan is to remove the handle, clean up...
  8. D

    Mystery blob

    Hi all, New to the t6 forum but got myself a t6.1 that I'm converting. When taking the panel off behind the drivers seat in the cargo area noticed this streak of stuff then this mysterious blob at the end behind the b pillar. Anyone know what it is? Expanding foam maybe? Many thanks
  9. Mule

    What is this substance in the arches?

    I was finally getting round to giving our '71 plate camper a proper clean this evening and noticed a substance congealed behind the springs on the inside of the drivers side front wheel arch. It's the first time I've looked up in there and I'm hoping it's just wax from the manufacturing...
  10. Rioja John

    Rust from swarf trapped behind number plate

    Today I fitted a new numberplate surround to the Tailgate of my 10 month old T6.1 and when I removed the numberplate I was gutted as this is what I found. In December last year I had front fog lights fitted and a reverse camera and the company that I used obviously didn’t clear the swarf that...
  11. J

    Rust from side bars

    Fitting a new set of side bars after removing an old set which have been on a few years and now very corroded, noticed at least one of the holes on the underside of the van has damage to the paint and some rust. Any ideas on the best way to treat this? Don't want to just fit the new brackets and...
  12. timthetinyhorse

    Rust and damage to sliding door roller guide

    So the middle roller on my sliding door appears to have been missing for a long long time (i haven't had the van long and have a replacement roller) however im a bit worried that the guide is starting to show rust where the roller should run and has just been grinding metal on metal. Any advice...
  13. T

    RUST! 1997 T4

    My sister (91 years old.) and her daughter, purchased the VW a few months ago, and discovered shortly afterwards, lots of rust, and quite a few holes. The left it with a welding shop, and after 6 weeks, discovered nothing had been done, so the question is, does anyone in the Skegness area, know...
  14. tubs

    Rust behind sliding-door panel!

    Thought I would clean the van today and very disappointed to find rust spots under the sliding door roller cover trim ! Anyone else had this problem ? Van is a 2016 ! Cheers
  15. TitanCamper

    2017 Kombi with rust on the tailgate caused by bumper protector

    Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and can advise. Sorry about War and Peace but the background may be useful. I bought the van from Cordwalis Heathrow in May 2019 and paid for delivery up to Glasgow. It's a September 2017 Kombi. There is rust on the bottom left hand edge...
  16. Shaun Witts

    Front mud flaps (not OEM) rusting door

    I have some of the moulded mud flaps that seem to fit well and are attached by just the one screw (if I remember correctly). However I was quite disappointed to spot a small area of rust on the bottom of my door and can see how that has been caused by the tight clearance between the plastic mud...
  17. C

    Small rust patch from roof rails

    Hi, My van looks to have had roof rails in a past life and I have this small piece of corrosion, and have been quoted £410 to treat and spray is that expensive given the size is so small?.. Thanks
  18. A

    Rusty roof bolts

    Hello, have searched for similar posts but can't find anything. Being stuck in doors and looking out the window I have noticed the bolts on the roof have started to go rusty. See attached picture. I guess these are the roof rack bolts. My question is, shall I leave them alone, take them...
  19. simonnwt6

    Filling Holes Left By Ply Screws?

    So it looks like the ply in my van has just had screws put in all over especially to fix the floor down. Once I’ve removed it all what would people recommend to fix/fill all these extra holes? Was thinking some anti rush paint then silicone seal them? Thanks S
  20. T6 dork

    Found Buyer Beware Heavy Corrosion Underneath..reg DC16KUU

    Red and White Gen6 heavy corrosion underside to all visible metal components anything steel like suspension wishbones,arms,brackets,bolts,shockers,exhaust etc advert said electric sliding side doors and rear camera (non of these are on it) leave well alone its at Arnold Clark Edinburgh DC16 KUU...
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