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lucky4075 02-14-2012 12:15 PM

help with rust
 
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Here's what upstate NY does to your Jeep with all of the salt nonsense. :banghead:

Any suggestions of how I can patch this area? Its the eating away behind the fender flare extension along the side( right in front of the door).

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-14-2012 12:15 PM

Iv had salt all over mine for about a week now, Im gunna get it off soon.....

Helmsy 02-14-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Another Guy In A Jeep (Post 2029680)
Iv had salt all over mine for about a week now, Im gunna get it off soon.....

Me too. I just sprayed mine off yesterday and then they salted the dang roads again today. :facepalm:

tinskey 02-14-2012 12:41 PM

i have a hole in the front passenger fender and itts about the size of a quarter. any ideas on how much it would cost to fix/ replace???

eScott 02-14-2012 01:03 PM

Yankees...:nonono:


Just kidding. I treated my jeep with Rust-Oleum rust reformer, but if I lived where they salted the roads I would use POR-15 to treat the rust and keep it from spreading. POR15, Inc. - Stop Rust Permanently - Repair Gas & Fuel Tanks

Gabriel 02-14-2012 01:25 PM

In my area they love salt, it seems like it's pasted to everything from Oct to April, I just wash it occasionally and in summer paint the heck out of it. For that area I'd remove the plastic, sand it with a strong grit, prime, paint. Those fenders need some Krylon fusion too

yoopone 02-14-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by lucky4075 (Post 2029676)
Here's what upstate NY does to your Jeep with all of the salt nonsense. :banghead:

Any suggestions of how I can patch this area? Its the eating away behind the fender flare extension along the side( right in front of the door).

You can grind, patch, and treat, then repaint. Realistically replacing the fender is the best option. I replaced both of my front fenders on my 97. They come right off, no special tools needed. A little bit of patience where the fender meets the tub, but not bad at all. I bought new fenders already painted on eBay. Fit perfect, look great.

denisbaldwin 02-14-2012 03:11 PM

Is it rusted all the way through at all? Seems like you could pull the flair, grind down, hit it with a thin layer of bondo, re-spray and call it a day.

I definitely don't miss the salt and snow.

Jonny15 02-14-2012 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by yoopone

You can grind, patch, and treat, then repaint. Realistically replacing the fender is the best option. I replaced both of my front fenders on my 97. They come right off, no special tools needed. A little bit of patience where the fender meets the tub, but not bad at all. I bought new fenders already painted on eBay. Fit perfect, look great.

That part of the body isn't connected to the fender though so replacing them wont do much good..

wolfen 02-14-2012 03:37 PM

My best suggestion is to remove the fender flares and sand, fill, prime and paint it before something falls off

The Toolman 02-14-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by eScott
I treated my jeep with Rust-Oleum rust reformer, but if I lived where they salted the roads I would use POR-15 to treat the rust and keep it from spreading. POR15, Inc. - Stop Rust Permanently - Repair Gas & Fuel Tanks

Best suggestion yet :thumb: I would recommend the same.

Curro 02-14-2012 06:36 PM

If it is rot you will need to cut out the cancer and weld in a patch.. only way to fix rust properly IMO..

BadMojo 02-14-2012 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Curro (Post 2031035)
If it is rot you will need to cut out the cancer and weld in a patch.. only way to fix rust properly IMO..

Yep! If you don't have a welding machine or the skills to do the work yourself and don't want to pay someone to do the welding repair, the next best option is to glass it. I loathe body filler! Filler is still somewhat porous, so unless you can seal both sides of the repair site, moisture and salt will still attack the patch and you will just rust around the repair. Once you've gotten rid of all the rust a good healthy coat of POR15 or similar is about all you can do being up north.


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