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Boot drain plug?

In the boot of my Seicento 1108 (2002), when the spare wheel is removed, there is a steel/iron circular detachable insert. It seems to be there as a drain plug.
I expect it is common for this to rust. Anyway, mine has rusted. The plug is kaput, but the surroundings are saveable I think, so I want to get the job done.
I have searched the internet to see whether these drain plugs are available to buy, but I can't find anything, perhaps because I am not typing in its correct name.
Is it possible to buy these drain plugs? If so, what exactly are they called? Or is it a scrapyard job or a case of fabricating my own? It seems to me that a rubber plug would be as good if not better, if I could find something of the right diamater.
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Is it possible to buy these drain plugs?
I would agree that it's easier to fit a drain plug. It's surprising there isn't one.

Measure the hole and look on Ebay for rubber grommets

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blanking-Grommets-Rubber-Closed-Grommet-Blind-Hole-6mm-9mm-12mm-16mm-20mm-/271140812144?var=&hash=item3f21407570:m:m7cwLnFPgl EIU2uu8vAfEvw

A drain plug is simply a rubber grommet ... a 'blind' rubber grommet.

If push comes to shove and you need a plate welded over the rusted area, just drill a hole in it and get a grommet to plug the hole.

It's an easy fix .. you could use a tube of bathroom sealant - silicon - to squirt around the area to fill in ... (go to Poundland..) or even just use a rubber patch glued into place. Anything that can be removed to allow water to drain out will do the trick.
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On my first Cinq this was rusty so I used a baked bean can lid with sealant. No joke...

I would have thought the hole was more likely part of manufacturing rather than a drainage thing.
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Thanks for both these replies. That baked bean can is a good idea! Excellent, thanks.
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Re: Boot drain plug?

I left the hole open and rivetted a plastic flap, about 3 inches square, under the floor directly in front of it.

This allows water to flow out the back when moving but does not allow spray up into the boot space.

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[QUOTE][That baked bean can is a good idea/QUOTE]

There's 57 varieties of baked beans. Make sure you get the one that's right for your car ..
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Hey rallycinq - How does water get in the boot? That usually only happens to French cars?
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Re: Boot drain plug?

on a cento usually the seals around the rear lights is where water gets in.. by no means the only way it could get in, but the usual place in my experience of them.
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Re: Boot drain plug?

what he said plus condensation.

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