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Old 05-27-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Anyone do bodywork\Rust repair

My Jeep is rotting out from under me. I'm at the point where we may have to part ways if I can't find a good body shop or person that will do rust repair for me.

I live in Northern VA and most the shops I've talked to want an arm and a leg. Anyone out there recommend a good shop or person?

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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makes me ponder.. given the advancement of auto industry nowadays, when cant they solve this very problem thr every car prones to?

stainless steel frame coating? or some sorta anit rust paint?

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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makes me ponder.. given the advancement of auto industry nowadays, when cant they solve this very problem thr every car prones to?

stainless steel frame coating? or some sorta anit rust paint?
I know some body shops up here won't touch rust since they can't warranty it.

You'd think by now rust wouldn't be a issue. Frame's should be dipped in something when manufactured to make rust a non issue, and floors be sprayed with something more than just paint at the factory.

The underbody on our work trucks have this white hard coating over the entire unibody that comes from the factory Jeep uses this thin black paint on the frame and axles that chips and rusts almost instantly.

It'd be nice to be able to keep a vehicle until it literally wears out and not rust away and fall apart.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Yea most shops up here won't even look at it. I worked for a few dealers and they all had the same response about better rust prevention "How will we stay in business if the cars we sell last forever".... What a load of crap.

I'm hoping to find someone on here that does "good" work. Most places here can't be trusted or want to do a full resto and I don't have that kind of coin.
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You'd think by now rust wouldn't be a issue. Frame's should be dipped in something when manufactured to make rust a non issue, and floors be sprayed with something more than just paint at the factory.

The underbody on our work trucks have this white hard coating over the entire unibody that comes from the factory Jeep uses this thin black paint on the frame and axles that chips and rusts almost instantly.
They could. They won't. It's planned obsolescence. The real money is not always made in new products but in replacement and aftermarket support. ;-)

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Most shops now just replace parts. Check out some of the local body shops and see if they r busy. Then ask for repair work to be done on your rig. Most will take the job just to keep the guys busy and working. May is always slow month for body shops. Or u can check on Craig list a lot of the body men moonlight and can do that repair work.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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Don't know how far u are willing to drive or go to get it fixed but I have heard autorust does nice work don't know how much it is but here is the adress
Auto Rust Technicians
275 Niantic Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island
02907-3121 USA

Also quadratec sells floor panels, side panels, here is a web adress for some of the frame repairs autorust sells http://www.quadratec.com/category/Je...s/38/index.htm and here is one for the panels http://www.quadratec.com/category/Je...s/41/index.htm. Hope this helps
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the input. Me and the Ol' Lady just bought a house. As much as it pains me I'm going to have to sell. Post coming soon.

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