I removed the lining this morning thinking I can scrape off ***** and rust, and clean it out to rubberize it after treating the rust, but apart from the new clips I bought not fitting properly, after I scraped the rust out, and flatted the metal edge, as it was bubbled and pushed out, it disintegrated on me, the actual paint must have been keeping it together.
It is now my belief after trying to get clips from two places, and researching, that you can only get the right clips from Honda themselves.
Hi Gary, that'd be the lining in the arch? Mine isn't as bad as your's (only bulging on the downward lip of the arch) so I wasn't going to disturb it from the outside. I'm hoping to go in through the load area somehow to get some sort of liquid treatment to run down onto the affected area to hopefully arrest the problem... if I can get things to stay as they are I'll be happy!
I hate fixing rusty bodywork, as soon as you start poking the problem gets far worse than you thought and then you spend hours during a job that always looks disappointing. Then the rust comes back again in a few months...