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Old 04-03-2005, 10:45 PM
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Doors rust out because moisture is trapped inside the door. There are drain plugs (4-6) on the bottom of each door that allow the exiting of water when it rains. This avoids moisture build-up, keeping rust free doors. Problem is these drain holes become clogged with debris and then the problem starts. To prevent this you should annually take a wire coat hanger and run it through each drain hole.

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My broke down a$$ (hernia surgery this past wednesday) got outside and washed the entire car down so my bro could apply the compound and wax. Paint has looked really nasty since he wet sanded it. Now it's like showroom paint again

EK's have 4 approximately 1/2" Wide X 1/4" high holes that allow water drainage from the doors. In my drivers door I found leaves, crud, a little electronic motor of some type (seperate thread coming for it), dirt, and grime. Since my door panel had been off for over a month I just laid the water hose inside and let it do 98% of the work.....

Anyhow, took some pics for you guys.....







I think this is worth a thread of it's own if true.

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Old 04-04-2005, 12:15 AM
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i never seen drain holes on the bottom of my doors
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by mikehawkBUiLT &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i never seen drain holes on the bottom of my doors </TD></TR></TABLE>

Trust me...they're there! They're like rectangular slits...the same place where you apply rustproofing on new cars
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by JDM H23A &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Trust me...they're there! They're like rectangular slits...the same place where you apply rustproofing on new cars </TD></TR></TABLE>
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Motorweek! Saw the same thing.
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are civic doors drain water out just fine.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by POE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are civic doors drain water out just fine. </TD></TR></TABLE>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by flood &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Motorweek! Saw the same thing. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Yes, that was it.

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by POE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are civic doors drain water out just fine. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Are you trying to ask a Q or making a statement

PS &lt;&gt; If I am able to get out to clean my car today I'll post pics. Still a little sore from surgery and all the walking I did yesterday

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my ek has em, didnt know they were there til somebody pulled off my door handle and i had to replace it.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:17 AM
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Door rust isnt the problem on Hondas. Its the rear wheel well.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:35 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Djaric &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Door rust isnt the problem on Hondas. Its the rear wheel well.
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to that, exactly why we need to take as many precautions as possible to prevent any rust on our babies
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Djaric &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Door rust isnt the problem on Hondas. Its the rear wheel well.
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Yeah, stupid fender covers. Just traps **** in there . EG's have these drain holes and Hondas don't have this problem.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Hybrid93Hatch &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Yes, that was it.

Are you trying to ask a Q or making a statement

PS &lt;&gt; If I am able to get out to clean my car today I'll post pics. Still a little sore from surgery and all the walking I did yesterday

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do u see a question mark at the end of my statement???????
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^Doesnt matter...your statement begins with the word "Are"
Did you mean "our"?
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by POE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are civic doors drain water out just fine. </TD></TR></TABLE>
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O.. so i can only use Our and not are at the begin of a sentence? learn somting new everyday. im shity at grammer.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by pdiggitydogg &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">^Doesnt matter...your statement begins with the word "Are"
Did you mean "our"?
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Thanks man

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do u see a question mark at the end of my statement???????</TD></TR></TABLE>

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by POE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">O.. so i can only use Our and not are at the begin of a sentence? learn somting new everyday. im shity at grammer.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Nothing but net, 2 for me lol

BTW &gt; My bro and I are supposed to hit the EK with a nice detailing 2nite. Will get pics of this once I find them

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coo cant wait
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by POE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">coo cant wait</TD></TR></TABLE>

Original post updated / pics posted!

Maybe the mods can change the thread title to: "How-To" prevent your doors from rusting w/ pics!!
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lol nice pics.
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i always wondered if all that water running through there would screw up my speakers, but so far so good.
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I have had surgery down there too (borken tail bone from skating, needed surgery) i am going on 3rd surgery, the week or two after is the worst ever. I didn't even want to eat, then they load me on oxy contin and i seriously laid in my bed face down for 3 days with no human contact. Surgery sucks, hope you heal well. BTW thanks for the info.
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the water was screwing with my speakers, so i taped plastic (from grocery bags) around all the connections. i am so broke.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by hndakd &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my ek has em, didnt know they were there til somebody pulled off my door handle and i had to replace it. </TD></TR></TABLE>

I did that one night right as we parked to go clubbin'. Luckily I had just gotten the window rolled up before it broke so we didn't have to leave. Not about to park downtown with window down. For some reason my windows are hard as hell to roll up and I yanked that bad boy right off.

Anyways, nice demonstration.
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Hey send me the pics


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