rust on body found - Advise on removal - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old November 25th, 2003, 03:06 PM
paulb's Avatar
Status: Offline
Paul / Boultbee
1994 D-90, Green #1576
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Los Altos Hills California USA
Posts: 763
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.

Photo is coming soonest - my posting skills suck as I keep getting rejected.

Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,790
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.
Don't forget to Search first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D-90 Restoration / Rust Removal Flagg Defender Technical Discussions 20 March 14th, 2012 09:11 PM
Best way across the US Mike Hippert Defender Technical Discussions 174 April 29th, 2010 03:56 PM
NAS110 Body shell- RUST FREE rovertrader For Sale - Parts 25 July 10th, 2009 07:01 AM
Project D90--high miles, blown engine, bad trans, rust, body damage evilfij Wanted 5 November 12th, 2004 09:26 AM
Rust, damn rust, and rust jaherring Defender Technical Discussions 14 September 2nd, 2004 06:27 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 PM.