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Wooden frame inspection advice #697683
07/04/21 10:45 AM
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Good morning
I'm after a bit of advice. I'd like to inspect the wooden door rocker for any hidden rot. There's nothing to suggest that it has any. What's the best way to have a look. From what I can see, I can start by either removing the chrome threshold cover, or start from inside and remove the leather trim staples from the floor. I'd prefer not to remove the threshold cover incase I end up scratching and bending it.
TIA.


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Re: Wooden frame inspection advice [Re: Leroy] #697686
07/04/21 11:25 AM
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Take the staples out carefully is probably the neatest way. But there is a saying ( if it ain't broke don't try to fix it.)


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Re: Wooden frame inspection advice [Re: Ray] #697687
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There is that, but if I discover a bit of rot, it could save an awful lot of work in the long run. It is 17 years old as well.


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Re: Wooden frame inspection advice [Re: Leroy] #697689
07/04/21 11:56 AM
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I believe frames were treated with Cuprinol from 1986 onwards.
Think on...if you do find a slight bit of soft wood, how are you going to rectify it without dismantling most of the car? A 2004car is still a relative youngster; Personally I would leave well alone as once disturbed, things never seem to quite go back together the same as before.


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Re: Wooden frame inspection advice [Re: Leroy] #697703
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What is wanting you to look at that particular part of the frame is something making you want to inspect this area and no other area of the frame? If you want to inspect the "door rocker" properly you will have to do both procedures, if you are committed and for your peace of mind do it but be patient and proceed carefully hopefully it goes back together the way it came off.


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It's for piece of mind really. The wing beading is bulging out in a couple of places with a small patch of oxidation on the sideb wall of the bodywork at the join on the wing beading. I've come up with a plan of loostening the wing slightly to slide the bulges back into place and then tighten up the wing to prevent any water ingress. I'm just concerned if any water has got in to the slight gap the bulges have created and is causing damage. I'm not sure if this would dry out naturally, or just slowly degrade the wood.


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