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Old November 25th, 2003, 03:06 PM
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rust on body found - Advise on removal

Just found first rust bubbles on the body. Located on the left rear corner panel riveted seem, rust is visible around one rivet and in one spot lower down on body. Upper rust is 1/4 inch round, and the lower rust spot is about 1 inch long by 1/2 inch wide. Rust is under the paint and I do not know the source. There is rust inside the tub on the mounting plate where the roll bar is fixed to the inside tub area. It is in line with the rivet rust. Looking inside the wheel well I can see nothing on the reverse side of the panel and I can get "behind' the lower rust spot. Any advice on managing these.

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Old November 27th, 2003, 09:39 PM
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Looks like surface rust. You can scrape the paint off the rust, sand down to bare metal, prime and paint. If you don't want to spend allot you can just use touch up paint. Also try to use a primer that bonds with rust. Oh if it doesn't look good when you are done you can always put a spot lamp or sticker there to cover it up. I know it doesn't sound good but up here I know a few people that fix there cars by putting bumper stickers over rust spots.
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