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Date Registered: 03-2005
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canberraxtrail wrote:

Hey guys,

i did mine today - it took me forever to try and figure out how to get those plastic clips off.



Okay, so what's the trick for undoing them ?
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Date Registered: 01-2005
Location: Canberra, ACT
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I spent ages trying to twist the screws out, but it's a "lock" system. Simply twisting the screw will not undo it. Get a flat headed screw driver and wedge it underneath the round platsic circle in the centre of the screw. Push the round circle outwards with the screw-driver until it extends. This is the actual clip and without extending the circle you won't be able to take out the screw.

Also, when putting the screws back in, the plastic cirlce needs to be extended or else the screw won't fit into the hole. After the screw is in place push in the plastic cirle and the screw will be locked in place.

There is one in the actual wheel arch and one underneath where the bottom of the mud-flap is.

Hope this helps, sorry if its confusing.

Matt

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Dom and all,

These plastic screw-on type of clips are best removed with a flat-head screwdriver where you just push it out towards you, but it can get a bit tricky to get to those fender clips with the tyre on, so I had to keep turning the tyre to get a good grip of the clips.

It might be easier to remove the tyre and do this if you have spare time and wanna do this properly.

I have to add that you don't need to take the whole fender under-guard protection off to get to this "rubbish bin", you just need to take the mud-flap off and 2-3 plastic clips in that corner, so you can fold-away the plastic guard to see the rubbish in that corner.


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Date Registered: 08-2005
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It's been a while since anyone has posted somthing about rust prevention what do you think is the best way to go Tectyl,fish oil or electronic rust protection. We have beach patrol vehicles at work that have rusted out quicker with the electrnic method utilizing 6 chassis points than when we used tectyl to rust proof them. Has anyone had a rust problem yet in the Exy.
Dave

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Hi Dave,

The electronic rust prevention has been discussed in THIS thread.

I have the conventional style rust proofing and no signs of rust after 3 years (did some beach work too and deep water crossings)

Touch wood emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2005
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jalalski wrote:

I have the conventional style rust proofing and no signs of rust after 3 years (did some beach work too and deep water crossings)

Touch wood emoticon



Wood doesn't rust!

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David M wrote:

Wood doesn't rust!



Isn't that great? LOL



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Date Registered: 10-2005
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 Although I haven't installed any rust inhibitor or electronic device in the x-trail, in my Pajero (which does heaps of beach work), I installed a system from 'CounterAct'.
http://www.counteractrust.com.au/

 After almost 10 years of beach work, my car has no signs of rust. And that includes the roof rack and bullbar. I guess it does work, but I still remain scheptical. Nothing a good wash can't fix anyway.


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Date Registered: 05-2013
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jalalski wrote:

I have the conventional style rust proofing and no signs of rust after 3 years (did some beach work too and deep water crossings)

Touch wood emoticon




Do you mind sharing the details on this? Sounds like an important thing to do for extra peace of mind.

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That was when I had a T30, I chose not to have any rust protection with the 2011 T31 new Ti that I bought and it's been fine.

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