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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2006, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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hmmmm ugly rust

well i wanna get rid of this stuff and fix the car(drivers side rocker pannel in front of rear tire and along bottom of door)......i was planning on this:

-clean out the area, get rid of all the ruse i see on outer rocker pannel.
-use some rust preventer or rust stopper of some sort(spray can)
-use primer on area
-if hole is not that big maybe use some mesh and body filler to make patch flush with rocker pannel
-sand filler smooth
-primer it again
-use spray can white paint to make area somewhat appealing(will be on bottom of car and not that noticable)
-maybe use some clear coat so area is not a flat comapared to rest of car

if i go with this plan should i be ok? and or come out decent? my main concern is do something inexpensive that will help prevent more rust of that area or at least slow it down while making it look somewhat presetable.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2006, 05:38 PM
 
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If its rusting inside the rocker it will just come back through very quickly. I have that problem with mine, I ground the rust off, used etching primer, then sealer, then a basecoat, rocker guard and a shot of black paint. Was showing through within 3 weeks.

If it is just surface on the outside, get a bottle of rust check (its in a plastic bottle, you brush it on) this stuff stops it dead, the spray can stuff sucks. Then if you do as you say it shouldnt come back.
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the probelm is that damn spray rock guard it traps everything behind the panel, sand it all off , use a rust kill converter, of some sort , use a acid etch before primer! then use a self etch primer ,color ,clear,
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and what if i have a hole? could i just use some mech on inside and bondo over it? cuz i have a feeling im going ot be left with a hole aftr i start digging at it

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Ive tried everything over the last two years, tried the acid, didnt use the rocker guard one time. Its a losing battle for me. All I can do is spray over the rust till I can replace the rockers. Problem I have is every winter the city puts so much damn salt down it will eat anything away, my buddy's 2000 Monte is already starting to go.

If you have a hole, use fiberglass to patch the hole then use the filler to smooth it out. And do what jk89 said and you should be ok.
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worst case, you will have 2 options, replace it (not cheap, they quoted me 2300 on my 90 ls last year for replace and paint) or have holes and fill it/cover it up.
either way its gonna suck. hopefully you can get it under control. has anyone used that clear plastic stuff they advertise in JCW for rockers? i wonder if that would help with the rust prevention
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 04:41 PM
 
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no but ..

they will trap h2o behind it and make it go faster then stock. do not get them. I may not have ever used then but I know a few that have and after 1 winter they looked under then and you could see the junk they trap and hold right up to the rocker. noooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood...
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ah well, it is a neat idea
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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well i found replacement rockers for like $35 on JC whitney that apparently are metal and preformed. so that is an idea too. thank alot guys for all the help.

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If they are weld-ons then great, if they are just the screw on covers your gonna have the same problem as with the plastic ones.
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