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Old 15-12-14, 14:52
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Trying to find an affordable solution to sorting out the screw holes in the floor of the rear of my van. Some have gone rusty, some not so bad.

Someone said to weld them but I've been quoted silly money to do it.

Would drilling out the holes and grinding back to bare metal, then treating with a rust converter, then filling holes with j-b cold weld then silkaflexing both sides of holes do the trick?
tbh out of those 2, welding is the cheapest option. clean back rust, blat some weld in, paint it. you could try your local vw club and see if anyone will weld the holes up for beer money?

or you could clean them up and leave them as has been suggested. i have about 10 screw holes in my van floor and i've never seen water come up through them. (i am going to weld them though.)
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Old 15-12-14, 15:52
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How much have you been quoted for welding. Shouldn't cost much. Had some welding on my van think it was about 20
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Old 15-12-14, 19:49
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Trying to find an affordable solution to sorting out the screw holes in the floor of the rear of my van. Some have gone rusty, some not so bad.

Someone said to weld them but I've been quoted silly money to do it.

Would drilling out the holes and grinding back to bare metal, then treating with a rust converter, then filling holes with j-b cold weld then silkaflexing both sides of holes do the trick?
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Old 17-12-14, 15:52
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Clean then silicon them up, put some heavy grease on the underside. put light oil them from the inside and smear the grease on again from above. If you weld small holes it will cause damage to paint in the surrounding area, you'll end up with having to treat a larger area.
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Old 22-12-14, 15:17
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Thanks very much for all thge replies guys,

good range of options which have helped me make my mind up. Having now ground the worst of them back to bare metal and drilled out the holes I think i can get away with painting some rust converter in and around the holes then just siliconing them up and undersealing the outside.
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