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Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

I noticed my backseat was wet last night so I took everything out of my trunk and yep, water in the bottom. Not much, but it looks like it's been gathering over a long time.. A few rust spots and some mold. Sprayed with a bleach mixture and wiped down, did a leak-down test and found that it was a leaky tail light gasket. Ordering new ones soon and used clear silicone to plug up where it was coming from, all good.

Now, my question is. Is there anything I can do about the rust? Should i primer over it, sand and primer? Spray anything or do anything? I searched but everything came up for fixing rust in wheel wells, not my predicament at the moment haha. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

Sand it down and use some por15.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

You ALWAYS wanna get rid of rust ASAP!! The sooner, the easier. If you wait, its only gonna get worse, exponentially.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

heavens to mergatroid! how much water was in your trunk there scooby? you say your backseats were wet from a leaking tail light gasket?
backseat wetness usually comes from sunroof drain clogs.

there was a recent thread on cleaning the drain.


i drilled a couple of small holes in the low spots in my trunk and coated the area with krylon, for when my tail lights leak and i don't know it.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

his back seats got wet from when he hit the brakes. laws of motion dictate what is in motion stays in motion. hence, the momentum from the water created a wave that tsunamied into the back seat lol. another option you can do is just take out the rubber grommets in the bottom of the trunk, if any water gets in it will quickly drain out. but definitely sand the rust off then primer immediately
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his back seats got wet from when he hit the brakes. laws of motion dictate what is in motion stays in motion. hence, the momentum from the water created a wave that tsunamied into the back seat lol. another option you can do is just take out the rubber grommets in the bottom of the trunk, if any water gets in it will quickly drain out. but definitely sand the rust off then primer immediately
Pretty much this. The sunroof drains are good, that was my biggest worry haha.

Yeah, I just wanted a second opinion on seeing if primering my trunk was a good/bad idea. Thanks everyone. And I just got this car in August. I don't know how long the rust has been there, I'll post a pic in a day or two if people are still interested. A lot going on with the holidays.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

Why didnt you do a full detailing, when i got mine i stipped interior down to the metal and the trunk too, found water and mold and sludge.. you should do it every few months to ensure a clean, great smelling vehicle
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

This all happened within two hours before I had to go to work, I didn't have time to strip everything.
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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

Did this back then when i had an accord. Credit goes to poster. I just followed his instructions minus bondo coz im lazy. Hope it helps

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Re: Water in Trunk - Some Rust?

I pulled out all my carpet, got some undercarriage spray and sealed it all. Plus it sort of helps with road noise... Then you can put your carpet back in.
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