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Old 03-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Drilling holes and preventing rust.

I am going to install an STi sideskirts onto my 07' 2.5i, which require to drill some holes along the rocker.

I am wondering what should I do to prevent the holes getting rusty in the future? Just put some silicone around the holes?

What does bodyshop normally do?

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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silicone is a tried and true method. or if you want to be more 21st century, use plastidip to cover any bare metal before mounting.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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not to sure about the plastidip but silicone works fine.

I prefer to use a bit of touch up paint/primer on the hole first. Just the ones with the little brush. Doesn't matter what colour as it will be covered up by the side skirt Then silicone after to seal it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Probably a good idea to get a nozzle and paint inside the rocker too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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thanks guys for the info

Now I need to find the best way to make the holes before drilling.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #6
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thanks guys for the info

Now I need to find the best way to make the holes before drilling.
use the drill to make the holes...
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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^ nah dawg, you gotta drill the holes first, so you can get a drill to drill the holes for drilling holes.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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^ nah dawg, you gotta drill the holes first, so you can get a drill to drill the holes for drilling holes.

haha
Sorry for my chinglish....
Still don't know how to say it properly....
need to mark where to drill?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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Can't believe you still haven't mounted those yet
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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Drill a pilot hole with a smaller drill bit and chase with your larger size bit
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:25 AM   #11
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Flip the car over and put it in a drill press.
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