Are Discovery's still made of aluminium??

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:00
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I heard discoverys are (or were?) made of aluminium if so ... do the electronic rust inhibitors work effectively??
Or are they just a waste of time regardless of the material the vehicle is made of ??
Thanks in advance

TJ
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Reply By: Aston - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:28

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:28
TJ,

Aluminium doesn't rust.

It might corrode under extreme circumstances, especially where a hole has been drilled in its skin.(if the hole hasn't been treated as rover recommend)

My personal comment is don't waste your money.

Cheers Aston
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:32

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:32
I thought the Defender was an all ally body but the Discovery was steel panels.

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:58

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:58
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Follow Up By: Brian - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:16

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:16
Try sticking magnetic sign to the pannel??????

It won't

Brian
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Reply By: Discovery - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:35

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:35
Disco Series 1: aluminium panels, including bonnet, steel roof.

SS
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Reply By: chris-ford - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:37

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:37
Find one in a supermarket and run a magnet over it.

I thought that they are all steel in the 2005 version, but previous models were aluminium on steel.

I thought that if they mixed aluminium and steel, you would probably get electrolosys if you ran the counteract. (a fine piece of technology if it works!)
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Reply By: floyd - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:45

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:45
All landrovers have a heap of steel in them. Panels and door skins on some are aluminium. Tailgates are steel as is floor pans, doors, chassis and most inner metals around the engine bay. Most electronic rustproofing is a hoax. Do a search in the archives to get an opinion on it. Have seen a heap of rusty landrovers in my travels. Do not assume that they dont rust cause they do.
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