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Repairing Rust Above Rear Wheels

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork' started by SuperSaiyanMike, Aug 10, 2009.



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  1. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    MY 93 ex coupe has the dreaded Honda rust above the back tires. Recently, I used Por-15 products on it. The area was cleaned and treated so the rust could not spread anymore. I also removed the ruber weatherstripping, or whatever it is, that slides right off above the wheel.

    What is the easiest, most cost effective way, to repair the are to like like new. I know the rusted area needs to be cut out. I also bought some Body Filler and Power Mesh from Por-15 to fill in the area that I cut. Am I going about this the right way?

    Any links to a DIY thread would be awesome, thanks.
     
  2. 4bangincivic

    4bangincivic sup Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    First off, Saiyan's are awesome. Dragon Ball ftw, and second on ebay or www.fixmyrust.com you can order replacement panels for the rear quarter panels. I wouldn't use tons of body filler because over time a large amount of body filler under the exposure of a cold/hot environment will wear it out and it will crack. I'd just use body filler to completely smooth out the surface after welding. Get some sheet metal or order those rust repair panels, measure twice cut once, weld, grind, body filler, prime, paint, wet sand, clear coat.
     
  3. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    DBZ ftw all day. Anyways, that site seems to have some pretty good prices, but it doesnt have the REAR quarter pannel. The rust seems to be contained, but Im afraid there is more underneath.

    The Power Mesh is supossed to harden, but I guess this New England climate would eventually crack it.
     
  4. brokeassjdmfan

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    sandblasting gets rid of a lot of rust
     
  5. 4bangincivic

    4bangincivic sup Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah it will. Post up a pic so we can diagnose the situation.

    oh and....


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  6. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Alright, I took some pics, how do I post them.

    Haha, nice dbz pic man.
     
  7. 4bangincivic

    4bangincivic sup Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Use the image code the one with the {img}{/img} code
     
  8. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Where is the image code on the pic?
     
  9. 4bangincivic

    4bangincivic sup Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Oh, you need to host the image first. Use www.uplode.us and host the image
     
  10. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Ok, here goes, hope i did this right.

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    If you look closely, you can see a clear glazed finish on top of the rust and around it.
    That is the Por-15 rust stopper solution to prevent it from spreading. It was also applied underneath.
     
  11. 31dev31

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    You're lucky man.... wait till you see mine lol.
     
  12. SuperSaiyanMike

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    I know its not that bad yet, but its deff gotten worse from when I first got it.
    Any ideas of what to do?
     
  13. 4bangincivic

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    ;)
     
  14. civhatch92

    civhatch92 That's my honda. Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    31dev31 Chillin' Canadian Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Here's mine....lol

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  16. SuperSaiyanMike

    SuperSaiyanMike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Thats pretty bad. I hate this New England climate.
    I like that site you posted civhatch92, I look for the pannels there and go from there.

    Ill post progress when I get started.
     


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