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Old 02-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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It'* mostly surface...ideas?

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Old 02-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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still gonna need to be sanded and primed and painted.. and thats the worst possible place for it too.. blending is a bitch
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still gonna need to be sanded and primed and painted.. and thats the worst possible place for it too.. blending is a B****
Haro'* right...It may be worth it for you to take off all the bumpers and moldings and get all the rust sanded off and have the whole car painted. It looks to me like you'll soon have rust popping up in many places. At least try to peel back where the moldings meet the doors to see if anything'* starting to creep up.
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still gonna need to be sanded and primed and painted.. and thats the worst possible place for it too.. blending is a B****
Haro'* right...It may be worth it for you to take off all the bumpers and moldings and get all the rust sanded off and have the whole car painted. It looks to me like you'll soon have rust popping up in many places. At least try to peel back where the moldings meet the doors to see if anything'* starting to creep up.
Painting the whole car isn't an option. I could barely afford to buy the thing in the first place.

But I'll take the bumper covers and all the cladding off.
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For the situation you are in right now, I would suggest sanding/wirewheeling all the rust off, priming and then painting it to match the car. 90+% of people will never notice and the real important thing here is to stop the rust from spreading. IMO appearence is 2nd to that.
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im going to have to do the same thing when spring finaly gets here. mines not as bad, but mines right at the bumper seem and the molding seem...

so mines going to me a pain in hte A$$ too..
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Wash that salt of ASAP thats no good for that, wash it sand it down and prime, even if its just a quick remedy its better than all that road salt just sitting there eating away
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It'* getting a good wash as soon as the brakes are fixed, lol. Thanks for the tips...keep em' coming!
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I'll be doing this on the lumina soon too. Washed it for the first time in 4 months and the rust looks worse than expected.

I might be doing this at NEBF so I can take pictures and take notes for the steps
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Yeah, the rust is worse than I thought. It'* surface on the left side, right side isn't..and it'* in the door jams too. Luckily I know a body guy who will fix it all for me.

I did wash the car though.
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