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Doblo sills - minor surface rust

I touched-up a couple of small rust patches on the sills of the Doblo this weekend. The two halves of the sill join just in front of the b-pillar. On both nearside and offside there was a scab of surface rust at the join.

It was easy enough to treat and paint. The kit supplied from Chipex seems to be a good match (GrigioUnderground). Apart from cosmetic appearance, I did not watch the rust to get any worse.

I have noticed quite a few local Doblos with the same rust scabs at the sill join. Is this a common problem?
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Re: Doblo sills - minor surface rust

Mines a 58 plate and has same problem.

Already treated some other bits, but a part of the sill just came to light
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Re: Doblo sills - minor surface rust

Every summer I try to prevent the rust from returning and tried just about everything. Only thing that worked was POR15, about 27 but worth it as this summer there is no rust showing back through again (and I live by the coast with the North Atlantic sea/wind)
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Re: Doblo sills - minor surface rust

Thankfully I haven't noticed any rust on sills (06) but will keep a watch out thanks to this post. I have had to hammerite the spare wheel and have the sump replaced (shame fiat can't paint the ancillaries as well as the body).
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Re: Doblo sills - minor surface rust

It's more unsightly than anything else, I am going to POR15 my other doblo's sill as a prevention this summer.
Previous owner had front mudflaps on and a few chips on the doors and rust was starting at these areas.
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