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#1 Sydfloyd44

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 06:42 PM

In the process of cleaning and prepping my exterior for the winter, (95 Legacy Sedan) I came across some rust on the left fender in the corner where it meets the bumper at the rear of the wheel well. First noticed the paint was bubbling and figured I better sand it off and see what was happening. Well, ended up with a spot about the size of a nickel. Nothing on the inside of the panel. Start to grind it down with a 3M roloc 50 grit disc. Seems to be deep enough to thin out the panel too much in getting rid of it? Ended up leaving what was still there and just temporarily coated it with some touch up paint until I do a more permanent repair.
What would you recommend I use to knock this stuff down? Read some about Rust Bullet, but does anyone have any other thoughts to get rid of it without major bodywork/paint, etc. This is the only rust I have and don't want it to get out of hand!
Thanks in advance !

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 08:53 PM

smooth it up as well as you can,duro make a product called endrust,apply while the rust spot is dry,this stuff will dry[overnight] and then apply your touch up paint. i would use 180 grit to clean area.you are right by not grinding the area for this will thin it out way too much. ed

#3 TheBrian

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:04 PM

That is precisely where my car's first spot of body rust appeared. The panel looks really thick there; I wouldn't worry about that.

Get it all gone, including the rust on the same panel, just under the bumper cover.

Then go over to the passenger's side of the car, jack up the back four inches, and remove the plastic "protector" from the fuel filler neck. Mine was retaining about half a liter of gasoline-soaked mud and salt. Then replace the protector, so the filler neck isn't abraded by stones the tire kicks up.

Check for rust spots forming along the bottom of the doors, on the inside. Coat the region in gear oil.

If you have a roof rack, check for and contain any rust on the roof.

As with any car's hood, the front is pelted by stones, causing dings and chips.

And that covers the major problem areas I've seen on Legacies. Keep on top of it. The Legacy is worth it.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 02:14 AM

check on other spots also. if you paint it without getting all the rust off, it's useless..




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