W124 estate cladding removal and jacking points

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    It was always the plan to take off the lower cladding on my white W124. We would be looking for damage to the door surfaces where the cladding rubs and for jacking point condition. Today it was started and the news is half and half. The overall impression was of dirt behind there making the car look scruffy; one very minor scab on the driver's door panel (this was already peeping over the top of the cladding but there was nothing significant below); and three out of four jacking points on the sills looking ropey. image-3175582959.jpg

    I will add more photos slowly but surely.
     
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    An alright one
     
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    This is the small scab of rust that was appearing just above the cladding on the driver's door.
     
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    Hmmmm...
     
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    And this is the bad one ...
     
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    Ouch ... The scene of the crime! This will get welded, rust treated, painted, waxoyled, etc
     
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    The jacking point or the oil leak ??
     
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    That's water...
     
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    I'm in South Birmingham - not so far away. Mine will be back from the paint shop on Tuesday...

    It will then go to have the rest of the paintwork reconditioned, polished (not "detailed" really because the old blemishes will be left) and sealed for some Pledge-standard sheen! Then audio, graphics, new cycle roof rack and some driving! Nice.
     

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