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    Does the Micra come with pre drilled holes in the door sills for rust proofing? I noticed on mine all the doors have at least 1 black sticker looking thing covering a hole.

    I did purchase the car used so not sure if it was rust proofed before. But it doesn't show any signs that is has been.

    I am wondering if I can just peel back the stickers blocking the holes and spray rust proofing in there my self with a can of rust check.



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    Krown sprays a more even coat throughout the car, even the wiring and brake lines. I believe it's worth doing at least once in a while to protect from rust with the Canadian salt. Don't over do it since a friend asked for extra spray and they accommodated, however the extra warped all the plastic bumpers and trim.
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    Extra holes will need to be drilled to do a thorough job. I'd have it Krowned or equivalent.

    My 2000 Chevy Metro beater just started leaking brake fluid - corrosion on a brake line.

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    I would have suspected that the rust-protection spray should have prevented that corrosion?

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    Unfortunately, the line corroded where it's fairly exposed to road spray. Doesn't matter what's put on them, it'll get blasted off. Also, the car wasn't sprayed every year.


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