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post #1 of 2 Old 10-28-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rust on Wheel Wells

I had chrome trim on the wheel wells of my truck. I just took them off and found out I had rust bubbles on all 4 wheel wells in spots. I sanded them down a little to get rid of the bubbles and put bushwacker flares over them to cover up where I sanded. Do you think it needed to be primed or will it be ok since the flares are covering it up? Will it rust worse or be ok?

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It will definately rust again and soon. I had the same rust and i ground mine down to metal and then herculined over it. I found that i had a hole thru in my cab corner and now even though the outside is covered, its rusting from the backside though. You gotta prime over the bare metal.

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