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    beginnings of rust??

    Is this the beginning of a rust patch appearing on my car??



    it takes a few seconds for ur eyes to adjust to it but if u look inside the circle ive drawn its starting to bubble.. the white dot at the centre is a chip in the paintwork
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    Hard to tell with such a close up pic but with your decription I believe it may be beginning to rust under the paint.

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    yeah its the best picture i could get to be honist.. i'll be gutted if it is though.. the cars only 8years old!
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    if it is bubbling under the paint then chances are it is rust starting to form


    but i could be wrong

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    yip deffo mate i have the same on my zaffy i have about three bits just like that below my coachline on the drivers door
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    We have 5 astras in our family from an 02 plate to a 56plate and 4 out of the 5 cars have one or two of these,my gsi is the only one that doesn't have any.Even the 56plate mk5 has one.All have the same little chip in the centre of the bubble so could be where moisture has got under the paint and started to bubble maybe?I first spotted one when my dad bought his car 3years ago and it hasn't got any worse in that 3years which is strange.I have also seen lots of other Astra's with them and a new shape focus that was less than 3years old.
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    Is it the rear arch? Not bad if it's the first rust, mine has a few spots like that now and some worse stuff around the arch lip. Bad place on the MK4, they all tend to rust there.

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    My '99 Mk4 has increasingly rusty rear arches.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Ours are on the rear arch in a similar place to the above pic which is a bad place for stone chipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53gsi View Post
    We have 5 astras in our family from an 02 plate to a 56plate
    i take it you like astras then?
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