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Old 04-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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I found more, today I decided to clean the car up and I wanted to undercoat but by the time I got done cleaning (took 5 hours) I figured I would to the undercoating tomorrow since the garage floor will be dry and I can start sanding down my one wheel well.

Heres some pics from my adventure

Vacuuming and tearing the seat out


Figured out how to get the seat out, wayyy easier than I thought thank god.


Heres where the water/mud pools up when it gets in


Yay another hole right under the seat


Filled it with some silicone sealant


This is what the bolt for the back seat reinforcement should look like. (Drivers side)


This is what the water damaged passenger side looks like.


This is the undercoat Im putting on tomorrow.


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Can't really win, just keep up. Have you looked in to a rust converter like navel jelly?
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No I havent how does that work? My rust is really bad and my rockers are the worst of it all those are what NEED to be fixed.
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It converts the rust and seals the metal.

As for the rockers, you can buy new rockers, cut out the old ones and have the new ones welded in to place. When painted you need a rubberized paint or it will get chipped away and start rusting again.
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id like to replace the rockers and put undercoating or bedliner on them, because 1 they would look better black, and 2 thats some pretty decent protection.

but i dont have the tools to do these things unless i had the junkyard take the rockers off for me and have someone do the work on my car.
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Shame there'* a big lake in the way. I just did the rockers on a guys GP last fall.
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yea i got a guy who does body work but i havent talked to him in a while i should take a ride up there one of these days and talk to him, he fixed my hood when my headlight got taken out 2 winters ago.
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I feel you on your rust battle, im going to start one by my gas cap.
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thats definetely a bad place for rust
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