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    was jet washing underneath the car yesterday and noticed that the drivers side back box looks smashed and corroded. But after looking at it a bit more closely it appears to have two skins with just the outer being damaged. how long will this last? i don't want to replace just the backbox when i intend to replace the whole thing with a full stainless but insurance must come first.

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    My back boxes looked the same and it was shock horror at the time. When I took the boxes off the car the outer skin was rotten but the box was ok. I removed the outer skin with a chisel and grinder and then painted the box with black heat proof paint and all has been well for over a year.

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    Aye, mine has done the same, I'm just going to leave it be as i'm going to get a custom stainless put on it when funds are available , the mechanic I spoke to on saturday said it wouldn't need replacing until it started blowing significantly


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    Eye. Mines the same I just done the deed at the side of the road when it half fell off.
    Got down and kickid it off

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    just wondering if mud flaps make a differance as i dont have them and have a the same probrem.

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    I think Road Salt has a lot to do with most corrosion problems ............................

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    the outer skins fall off a lot of the time, just get it off and replace when your through the inner skin and its blowing

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    The outer skin of my back box fell off last July. I thought it would need replacing straight away especially as the car was shortly going abroad for 2 weeks, but the exhaust places I went to all said it would be fine.

    It's still there now - about 9 months later - and it's still OK. I'm just keeping an eye on it every month or so for signs that the remaining skin is about to let go.

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    My outer one corroded through and my garage cut it off passed the MOT year later still fine passed MOT again it's a common problem.

    SB.

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    The back box outer skin on our Astra G has been corroded through for the past three years!

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