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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)16:15 UTC+1 No.10494628 Report

I'm looking at buying this Golf with a small patch of rust on the wheel arch
I have never dealt with rust before, does anyone know how difficult/expensive it would be to get rid of it?
Thanks in advance
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:28 UTC+1 No.10495064 Report

Bumping for general rust tips. A rust hole appeared under one of my rear doors this past winter.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:30 UTC+1 No.10495078 Report

Rust is car cancer. You will have to replace the panel for an expensive amount, or do a serious cosmetic fix that will cost almost as much as replacing the panel.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:32 UTC+1 No.10495086 Report

>>10495078
is there not a way to stop that little bit of rust before it develops into something more?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:35 UTC+1 No.10495105 Report

>>10494628

>Live in Florida
>No snow, no road salts, no rust
>Have no idea what to do about rust

bumping for curiosity
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:37 UTC+1 No.10495112 Report

>>10494628
>Grind out all of rust
>Bondo, sand, repeat until happy
>Paint
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:42 UTC+1 No.10495135 Report

>>10495105

i just (literally a few hours ago) bought a florida car that has some minor rust. so you might have to deal with rust even in florida sometime
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:43 UTC+1 No.10495139 Report

>>10495135

I suppose sea spray from the ocean can cause rust, but I park my cars outdoors and live on the beach and have no problems. YMMV I guess?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:46 UTC+1 No.10495151 Report

>>10495086

If it's visible on the surface through the paint, it's already more or less destroyed the panel.

If it's a scratch through the paint into metal that's rusting, it's just a surface thing and a grind/paint will fix it.

If it's coming through the paint from underneath or bubbling the paint, the panel is essentially junk. You can grind/paint it, and it'll slow the rust down, but it'll always come back again until you completely replace the panel and fix the reason why it started to rust in the first place (out of position wheel liner, leaking door seal for rockers, that sort of thing).

So yeah, stay the fuck away from anything with visible rust.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:47 UTC+1 No.10495165 Report

>>10495139

I bought a Florida car with no floors once. T-tops can leak no matter where you live....
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)19:05 UTC+1 No.10495268 Report

>>10495165
Fuckin T-tops never stay sealed properly
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