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Old 04-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Rusted rear wheel wells

I was wondering if I got rust that expands about two inches above the lip on my rear wheel wells. What is the easiest way to fix that problem not just cover it up and let it worsen.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM
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Patch panels are really the only permanent fix.

And wash wash wash.


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Old 04-23-2013, 12:08 PM
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ANything you do will be a cover up except for replacement. People say Por15, but that won't do it since what you are seeing is rust from behind that starts where the inner wall and the outer wall combine. This area is a trap for salt, water, and mud and will rot. Paint over it, it will be back.
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I have the same problem. I just looked at Rock Auto and they sell sheet metal that is all ready to go. All you got do is trace a line n cut old one off and put new sheet metal on it and weld it. Then do the paint job.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:59 AM
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so if it isnt rustede all the way through should i try to grind it down and paint it or grind it and remove the rust and get fender flares
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This is what i did this weekend!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:16 PM
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That look like ***. Wouldn't rust have been better? It's still rusting under all that goop.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:36 PM
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That look like ***. Wouldn't rust have been better? It's still rusting under all that goop.
My rear quarter looks like crap??


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Old 04-30-2013, 02:52 PM
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That look like ***. Wouldn't rust have been better? It's still rusting under all that goop.
so what would you have done to idk fix rust?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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Yea, it does look like crap Sorry...

To fix it right you weld in a new piece, then find somebody who can actually do bodywork to fill & sand it in so you can't see the repair
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