Rust in the sunroof frame

slojo
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 am

treurnicht wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:01 pm
treurnicht wrote:Fix in progress. Ching had to build a new 'lip'. The frame was very badly rusted.
Ching asked me R1800 to fix my sunroof.

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Any feedback on how this repair went? Did Ching do a good job and has the repair held up?


slojo
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:08 am

Duncan wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Hi Guys,

For the others enquiring about rust in the sunroof.

I had the rust removed from my sunroof from a private Panelbeater in the Ottery area.
His name is Ching, his tel number 072 359 9161.
He did tell me I will eventually need to replace the frame.

He was extremely reasonable and from what I can see he has done a great job. The workmanship is very neat.
I have only used him this once but I was very impressed with him and his work.

Regards
Duncan
I have been in touch with him and hope to get him to check out my situation in the coming days.

Has the repair work held up since you did it?

I'm also considering have Ching take care of some other cosmetic touch ups - anyone have an idea of his quality for that sort of thing? (got some scraped plastics and few small dings on various panels)
Oupa
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Hi guys

My sunroof 2008 Model was also rusted,panelbeater took it out,treat it with rust converter and then cover the sunroof frame with fibre glass that the water can't get to the frame,it is now 6 Months ands all seems to be fine,however the rubbers shape around the glass wasn't that good anymore and managed to buy a good 2nd hand rubber where as the agents charged R3720.00 exclusive for a new rubber and the panelbeater sealed it propper.
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:40 pm

Hi,
Are there any updates on this topic?
My 2008 sunroof also has some rust in the front corner above the driver's seat. :(
Not leaking but better to fix before it get's worse.
The rubber surround seems very hard and difficult to prise lose. so I don't want to try in case I damage it.
I had expected it to be more flexible but perhaps it has hardened due to sunlight.
Anyone have any specific experience in the rubber and how to remove t without damage?

Many thanks.
Duncan
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:39 am

Hi,

The Panelbeater I am dealing with can make a hold to replace a rusted sunroof frame on the Pajero.
However he he needs the use of a non-rusted frame for about a week to make the mold.

Any thoughts on where to borrow one?

Appreciate any input.

The rust on the Frame is a common issue for Pajero owners.
Tony M
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:31 pm

Duncan wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:39 am
Hi,

The Panelbeater I am dealing with can make a hold to replace a rusted sunroof frame on the Pajero.
However he he needs the use of a non-rusted frame for about a week to make the mold.

Any thoughts on where to borrow one?

Appreciate any input.

The rust on the Frame is a common issue for Pajero owners.
It's a good idea if he can make a mould and produce epoxy fibreglass components from it.
I had considered doing the same.
However getting access to a sunroof frame to make a mould from might be problematic - especially if the OEM frame gets damaged during the manufacture of the mould.
I assume it will be a commercialised product so perhaps he should try and find one from a breaker's yard?
Or simply buy a new one if he intends to make $$$.

The moulding would need to be made with a high 'heat distortion resin' due to exposure to high temperatures and the weight of the glass it must hold.
If he requires any further info on this just let me know.
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V for Vendetta
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:46 pm

Have you thought about 3D Printing ?. They would scan the original and print you a new one, cost ?, i wouldn't know or where to look, but it might be an alternative and a better finished product. Pretty certain there such companies in and around South Africa.
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:52 am

I have the same rust problem. The frame can be restored however it appears that the rubber seal is the problem. I understand sun roofs are sold as an assembly including all the components which can only cost mega bucks! Any suggestions and also a good repairer in KZN? KenM
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Re: Rust in the sunroof frame

Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:59 am

Maybe have a look at these people. I recently did my engine compartment with new sealing rubber and clips. They are very helpful and could steer you in the right direction. Prices are very reasonable compapred to the stealers.

They will also customise to suit your needs. Phone call or e-mail them. You never know.

https://proautorubber.co.za/
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