Rust problem on 306 - IanT
Is it possible to replace or repair the following rusty bit of metal on my 10-year-old Peugeot 306...

The bonnet lock's striker bar is fixed (or screwed) to a piece of metal which appears to be completely enclosed by the bonnet's metalwork. This piece of metal is rusting away with the obvious danger that the bonnet lock will give way one day. I can't see how to do anything about it.

Is a replacement bonnet the only answer?

Ian
Rust problem on 306 - madf
Spray the offending part with Dinitrol: it will stop future rusting
madf
Rust problem on 306 - IanT
I think it's past anti-rust treatment - it's perforated about an inch from the lock striker and cracked right up to the striker. But the striker itself still seems to be solidly fixed at the moment.

This makes me wonder if this piece of metal is only a decorative piece covering the real mounting for the striker. After all, Peugeot obviously wouldn't use a thin rust-prone non-repairable mounting for a safety related item like a bonnet lock striker - or would they?

Ian

 

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