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Old 10-29-2007, 05:26 PM
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Cancer treatment around the rear wheels

i know this can't be a new question, but I havn't seen it come up since I've been around here, so, who has repaired the rust problems around the rear wheel wells, and what technics did you use? Fiberglass repair, welding, or what else. Also, do you have some pics? I would post pics of my damaged area, but the camera is locked up at my daughter's school for toninght.
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My friend has a 85 Prelude and his car is rotting like no tomorrow...he bondo'ed the car like crazy and it looks like crap because no matter how many times he tries to stop the rust, it comes back.

The only way is to cut and weld like OGS suggest. I had the same exact rust in the rear fender well(most Hondas are plagued with this). When i took my car to the painters, they cut that section off and welded new metal...the only way...
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So I take it that you all dont like fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin either.
So what kind of expense is there in a welded repair?
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in all honestly... go buy your own welder and sheet metal and practice before you attempt this.... cus if you take the car some where else, they will RAPE YOU on the charges out the wazzoo... vrs. you buyin all the stuff on your own.... not to mention you have pride in your work.... just my .02
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When I was in A&P school (airframe and powerplant mechanics), we had a section on welding. We used Arc, Mig, Tig, and oxy/acetilene. Suffice to say I learned enough to recognise a good weld from a bad, and that I could only make the latter.
So what would be the best choice for the home hacker in a basic welder?
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Why do you want to use Fiberglass on a car that is not fiberglass?
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i dont want to. I'm just trying to find out the best way without spending a bunch of $$$. Plus I dont have access to the welder or the skills with it.
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if you are going to try to tackle this your self then i suggest buying a mig welder, mig welding isn't hard at all, its pretty easy to get decent welds with a mig gun after some practice... for some reason though i prefer stick welding, i guess it's because im more use to holding the stinger at different angles and not having to pull a trigger like you do on a mig gun..
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See if you can find a good donor car in a junkyard somewhere that still has the body panels in good shape. Get you Battery powered hand grinder, put a speedy cut-off wheel and cut the panel off that you need. Take it back home, get you a good grinding wheel and go to town on that rust, make sure to remove all the rust, if not, the rust will come back. Cut off what you don't need and fit the panel up and mig weld that bioatch on and grind the welds smooth. If you have any gaps, then bondo them. Primer afterwards, and you should be good to go.

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