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Old 03-13-2012, 02:46 PM
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Rust repair question

So spring has arrived early so far with 15 degrees celcius days :D and I planned to send in my car for a rust repair job. However, my mechanic said that while he plans to cut off most of the metal and weld in a new piece, there is one thin piece of metal that he cannot cut out (I dunno the reason) and that it is possible for the rust to come back.

My question is: how likely is the rust to come back and when? If I can drive the car for 2 or more summers without ANY rust I'd be happy even if the rust BEGINS to return thereafter. I definitely don't want a rust job for about 4 months of summer, and then when winter returns, the rust comes back and looks exactly the same now after a couple years. I don't have the worst rust bucket out there, but the rust is pretty significant I'd say.

Of course, I plan to rust proof the car the car for the upcoming winter after the rust job. But since there is a metal he cannot cut out that is already rusted, I'm not sure how effective the rust-proofing will be or whether this rust-repair job is worth it.

Anyone with some input or prior experience with rust?
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Re: Rust repair question

Did he say exactly where the problem area was??
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Re: Rust repair question

Whoops I forgot to mention that I'm talking about the rear quarter panel repairs lol. Is that what you're asking?
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Re: Rust repair question

won't rust only come back if it the metal is exposed to moisture? thereby a proper sealant will prevent rusting unless the paint gets chipped?
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Re: Rust repair question

That was my impression as well. However, I trust this mechanic as I have done all my previous business with him, and if he wasn't certain he could do a good, permanent job, he would not have given me prior warning and advise against the rust-job. As such, I'm gonna auto assume that there's no guarantee he can fully seal the rusty metal, and that the metal will be exposed to massive amounts of salt on the roads during the winter.
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Whoops I forgot to mention that I'm talking about the rear quarter panel repairs lol. Is that what you're asking?

Plenty of decent body shops can fix rust on the rear 1/4's, maybe he's just not comfortable enough with his work on rear 1/4's to guarantee his work back there.
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Re: Rust repair question

i plan sometime to repair the rust by the wheel well where the two panels meet becasue it is almos tgetting to be to bad. just wondering if this will be difficult or easy because it seems diffcult to cut out and replace the two seprate parts again
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Re: Rust repair question

I'm sure many body shops would be willing to do it. Whether they use the same process of having no other option but to leave a piece of metal that is possibly rusted in there would be difficult to say tho. I know he's done some work on decent mint looking EGs and EKs here. Just wondering if anyone has prior experience with rust repairs

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i plan sometime to repair the rust by the wheel well where the two panels meet becasue it is almos tgetting to be to bad. just wondering if this will be difficult or easy because it seems diffcult to cut out and replace the two seprate parts again
If your rust is just forming, there is an easier way to either reduce it or eliminate it without cutting out and welding new metal in I think. I haven't done any research on light rust problems tho so I may be misremembering
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