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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Body Rust Reply with quote

04 DC3 Found this on the rear fender, what can i do? Sad



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably deeper than it looks. Maybe even coming all the way through from the back. Sad
Pull the tail light and see if you can inspect the back side area with a flashlight and possibly your finger tips. That looks like a place where water, salt, etc. would trap. It's too late to shoot some rust proofing gunk in there. You can do that now but that will only slow down the cancer for a few months. It won't stop it or cure it.

If you're not ready for a project like that, take it to the favorite body shop of your choice and get a free estimate. At least then you will have an idea of the cost.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes, looks like it is from the back. What sort of rust proofing gunk would you recommend.

What sort of repair would a body shop do?






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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going to keep the car "forever", go the body shop route. If you're going to unload the car sometime soon, shoot it with the gunk.

For a quick band-aid, gunk treatment, squirt it with some penetrating oil and follow that with rattle can, rust proofing. You want the waxy, runny stuff. Not the thicker, asphalt stuff. No guarantees but this may help keep water and the rest from the back side. Just remember the old saying...."Rust never sleeps".

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What sort of repair would a body shop do?

A body shop will not guarantee any rust repair(I work at a body shop).
The best repair would be to cut away the rust and add new metal.
That being said, the easiest(cheapest) thing would be to buy a product like Eastwood's Rust Converter & Rust Encapsulator and follow the directions. It's not a cure all or end all, but it's the best thing I could recommend.
If it was me, I would try to grind away or sandblast as much of the rust as possible and do some nice seam sealing on the back side. For the exterior, I'd sandblast and do minor filler work and then repaint.

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