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Old 02-07-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Please go easy on me even though I don't have a Bonneville and obviously I'm not sure what I'm doing ...I was just giving the Bomber a good wash because it'* actually a few degrees above freezing today and I noticed a few things that worried me...

I'm starting to get rust at the bottom of my rear passenger door. It barely shows because it'* just sarting to bubble up. I also have a few little rust spots along the edges of my front doors, and those do show even though they're tiny. And there are white spots on my passenger door from people opening their doors into my car when I'm not watching, apparently

Is there anything I can do about these marks to make them look better and maybe slow down the rusting?
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Go get it Ziebarted. winter coating, ahh I forget the word they call it. Winterizing, no thats for underthe hood. You can get it detailed.
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Undercoating and Rustcheck is always something that should be done once every 2 years if not every year.

For now, it would be a good idea to sand it down, prime and repaint.

Its at a point now where you can get to it before it gets worse.
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Jim'* right. You need to get on those things right away because they will get worse and eventually you have a hole where the rust is. Unless you have the money at hand, i wouldn't worry too much about the parking lot dings. Usually they will sand and re-paint the whole door because you will never find an exact match, even from from factory touch up paint due to sun bleaching.
Another thing to help avoid rust...it sounds like you are already doing it....on any warm days in the winter you should wash your car. If the salt sits on your car, and it warms up sitting in the sun, this is when it starts to eat at the paint. I'm rather having a brainless moment (don't even go there guys ) so i can't think of the technical term for that process.
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Someone told me that salt in effect remain inactive on the surface of a car unless it gets wet.

I can see how dry salt dust wont do anything
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Thanks for the input
Yeah...I guess the parking lot dings aren't a big deal...they just show because the car is black and the dings are white...but there'* no rust there, so I guess that'* ok...
The rust is something I'm going to have to work on though...I used to work at an undercoating place part-time and I was told that, with a car that'* only a few years old you should hold off on the undercoating...so I forgot all about it...and now my car is five years old...oops...should probably look into that for next year
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Do you mean white spots of paint where the dings are? Or are you talking about a ding all of the way down to the body?
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It looks like the black is sorta scuffed off to the white underneath.....
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Yeah, those are a little harder to repair than white paint scuffs.
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hmmmm....I went to autozone yesterday and asked if there'* anything I can use to cover/retard rust for the time being...the guy showed me this black spraypaint stuff that'* supposed to eat away the rust and stop it from coming back...sounds a touch dodgy to me...I didn't buy it because I was afraid I'd do more damange than good trying to use it...
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