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Sligmaaaa
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:22 pm

Hello Everyone!
Well just realized I have a much more serious rust problem than I thought
Is that even repairable ?? :roll: :roll:
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aimlessrock
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:37 pm

that's about the worst ive seen in some time
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BenHar
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:04 pm

They all do that.

Yes, it is repairable. But check all the other rot spots before you decide to do it.

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Sligmaaaa
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm

Well, under the car it is the only rust spot, who knows though whats lays under the interior carpets :cry:
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Brianmoooore
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm

As a rough rule of thumb, you see about 15% of the rust on a car when you inspect it - six times more is hidden, but anything made of sheet steel can be repaired with sheet steel, with time, effort and a MIG welder.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:32 pm

Not a big deal really. But Brian is right - more is surely hidden. That being said, tackle the rust that affects the structural integrity of the car first.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 am

Anything is repairable, all depends on if its affordable..
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Sligmaaaa
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 pm

Won't be able to afford a full rust body repair. Attending Uni and working part time has limits sadly.
Will be fixing that exterior rust spot however, in the near future!
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