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Old 08-29-2006, 10:54 AM   #11
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how do a stainless steel muffler, and aluminum control arms rust?
stainless steel does rust ..once its protective film is worn or gone, which doesnt take too long.
dont know much about aluminum.but i believe anything with metals rusts.
wish i would have had a camera, didnt know it was odd

that was the first thing i checked for was rust-
it had spots all over the bottom of the car.. clearly on the parts i mentioned.
including exhaust pipes, brake lines etc..seemed regular to me.

If the car-salesman wasnt so skethcy i would have filled out the papers there and then,
but dont know he didnt convince me to be a professional, but either way i wanted it bad.

im still looking for another.

goodluck with your purchase 1998 Bonneville SE.

EDIT: this is what i might get now. hes only asking for 3,000$ and its the only owner selling it.. hes an older gentleman. the car has a bit over 200,000km- im going to take it to a shop to get it inspected. '86 z28.. i believe its the 350 quad4 or the 305..sorry
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how do a stainless steel muffler, and aluminum control arms rust?
stainless steel does rust ..once its protective film is worn or gone, which doesnt take too long.
dont know much about aluminum.but i believe anything with metals rusts.
Aluminum control arms won't rust through in the traditional sense.

There is no protective 'film' on our exhaust. It'* stainless all the way through. You'd have to soak it at the beach for 25 years to get it to rust through.

Some SURFACE rust is normal due to impurities in the metal, and we all have that.
You may have passed up a perfect car.
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Some SURFACE rust is normal due to impurities in the metal, and we all have that.
You may have passed up a perfect car.
i know.. i think it serves anyone as advice.
stainless steel knives rust all the time. It stainless because you wont be able to
"see" the rust in the traditional sense. But corrosion is always happening.
anyways its you guys the experts.. i was just talking from personal experience.
thanks for the time.
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Some SURFACE rust is normal due to impurities in the metal, and we all have that.
You may have passed up a perfect car.
i know.. i think it serves anyone as advice.
stainless steel knives rust all the time. It stainless because you wont be able to
"see" the rust in the traditional sense. But corrosion is always happening.
anyways its you guys the experts.. i was just talking from personal experience.
thanks for the time.
yes, stainless will develop surface rust and corrode over time, as does everything, but it will take a very long time for there to be a significant ammount of corrosion into the stainless steel
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