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Old 04-14-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default How do I fix this? :(

Or can I even? I opened the back door the the weather stripping fell right off to reveal this:



I kinda pulled the strip back on the other side and the same thing is happening. Just not nearly as bad.

Help! :(
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Common problem, you should know that. The real question is, do you want to afford to fix it? or are you just wanting to put the rubber seal back in place?
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I definatly don't want to spend tons fixing it...is there something temporary I can do to slow it down and stop it from consuming more of my car?
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Brush away as much as you can within reason and apply POR-15, then goop the seal back in place with weatherstrip adhesive/sealant.
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Wire brush and treat with a metal treatment. I like Dupont'* Metal Treatment. Prime with epoxy primer(do not use a self etching primer in conjunction with a metal treatment). Spray with the base and clear. Thats it, you're done. If it is rusted too heavily or rusted through, cut out the bad metal, weld in a new piece, do the body work, epoxy prime, and paint.
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(my advice above was in keeping with his budget, the advice directly between this and that is the proper full-budget treatment. the advice directly above may not realize there is a black rubber seal that covers that entire area).
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honestly, you can get a body shop to fix that pretty cheap, considering its not an exterior visible panel, and it gets covered with a ruber seal, and its a small area so painting it wouldn't be much..

Its more of an upper end of a small budget to get it done IMO
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I realize it is covered by a rubber seal. That is why I didn't recommend the urethane 2K high build primer on top of the epoxy. That is just the way I would to it.
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POR-15 is the best you can buy to stop rust. I allways keep a stock of its products in my "shop" garage.
If your car is black & you want a quick, cheap, but reliable solution. Then here is the link:
http://www.por15.com/prodinfo.asp?gr...grp=SSK&dept=1
Buy some black POR-15 paint to make the shine last longer (the rust encapsulator tends to loos its shine in a couple of month)
& will cost less than $40 including some glue for the wetherstrip, & the wirebrush.
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Thanks for the advice. I think I will try the POR-15 solution. Since it is all being covered up by weather stripping I don't really care what it looks like, just as long as it stops it from rusting.
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