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From: Far East, currently in Japan
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posted 11-06-2001 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We all know that when a mustang starts to rust, one of the first places to show paint bubbling is the lower forward corners of the doors. Anybody have any successful tips on how they permanently fixed this? When I do my car over again, I don't want to see that paint bubbling ever again.

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posted 11-06-2001 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the nastiest fixes is that! The only good way is to have the door off the car. I have gone so far as to pour acid in there and then soak it with water and baking soda to neutralize the acid.Then a patch can be welded in with assurance that it will not come back. Letting it cook in the sun, then pour in stuff like Rustoleum rusty metal primer or a suitable rust preventative product.With a 67/8, if you have lower door grilles on door you can drill a larger access hole to shoot in some undercoating on top of it. Am sure that others have different ways but this methold, while a pain in the ***, works for me. If you have a marginal door, you may look for a rustfree one while you're still in Ca. If its been fixed before, would consider this option.

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posted 11-06-2001 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the same problem and I'm not looking forward to trying to solve it

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posted 11-06-2001 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whatever you do, mellowyellow is right about that Rustoleum rusty metal primer. That is good stuff. It really stops the rust, even when you paint over existing rust. I am sure it would work good on the inside of the doors, but probably not for anything on the outside of the body because I am not sure how it would react to the strong thinners in automotive style paints.

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posted 11-06-2001 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprcoop   Click Here to Email sprcoop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a copy of a question I had posted 10/20. I didn't get a response and it seems applicable to this post.

Since you guys brought it up... I pulled all the caulk out of the rain gutters (rust was coming up) and used Rust-Mort wich is a paintable product that is supposed to convert rust and stop it. I wire wheeled and blew out everything I could from the rain gutters and applied the Rust-Mort liberally. Then recaulked and painted my car. Here I am 5 years later and I see the tell tale signs of rust coming up from my rain gutters. I hope to get it taken care of the next time I get my car painted (I did it myself the first time and will let someone else do it next time). What's the permanent fix for rain gutter rot? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

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posted 11-06-2001 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
replace with late model Saturn doors...

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