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ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:09 PM
Alright, before you say get a new car or weld on new panels. I'm not ain a position to do that right now. Car has been in the family a long time and I can't let it go.

The rust/bondo is from a previous accident. They replaced the rear quarter panel so it's rusting where they tacked it to the body. You can see from the pictures.

If you absolutely had no choice but to patch this but do it "The Right Way", how would you do it ?

POR-15 sells a kit that's supposed to be pretty badass. Would that work ?

Thanks in advance.

Ground down the rust spots and found more than I bargained for:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0858.jpg
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ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0862.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0863.jpg
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Treated the rust with Eastwoods Rust Encapulator:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0868.jpg

ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0870.jpg
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ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:12 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0867.jpg

Misc:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0871.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0873.jpg

ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:12 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/echeatham/DSCN0874.jpg
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ROTAROLLA
07-07-2007, 10:21 PM
The products I mentioned before are:

Powermesh Reinforcing Fabric,

A special fiberglass reinforcing fabric that can be used with POR-15 Rust Preventive paint to bridge gaps and repair holes in sheet metal.

http://www.marine-paint.com/por15images/powermesh.jpg

With POR-15 Epoxy Putty,
When it cures, it's ROCK HARD, making it perfect for repairing steel, plastics, concrete, etc. Amazingly, it even sticks to damp surfaces, and will cure UNDERWATER, so it can be used to fix leaking basement walls, swimming pools and plumbing fixtures.

http://www.vintageagain.com/images/pu.jpg

Or All-Metal

http://www.ecklerstrucks.com/Images/trk/149013.jpg

dave_demented
07-08-2007, 01:02 PM
i like that epoxy putty, i use something very similar on a lot of stuff i do at work. i would probably sandblast the rust, weld n a peice of metal behind the rust holes, and then use a good fiberglass paste( all metal could work too i believe) on the outside to start filling. you can also use panel adhesive to glue the metal in behind them. or if you absolutely cant put new metal in it, scuff it up real good on the inside, and use that epoxy putty. make sure you push it in real good so theres no air pockets and some squeezes through the holes.

just my 2cents

ROTAROLLA
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
i like that epoxy putty, i use something very similar on a lot of stuff i do at work. i would probably sandblast the rust, weld n a peice of metal behind the rust holes, and then use a good fiberglass paste( all metal could work too i believe) on the outside to start filling. you can also use panel adhesive to glue the metal in behind them. or if you absolutely cant put new metal in it, scuff it up real good on the inside, and use that epoxy putty. make sure you push it in real good so theres no air pockets and some squeezes through the holes.

just my 2cents

I would have someone weld metal in but !!! (there is always a but!)

I've had a hard time getting someone to weld for me. I already have someone coming in two weeks to weld my 4 link/suspension in the car but I doubt he'll have the time to also weld/bodywork. I've just gone through hell trying to get help with welding.

So, do you think I should just push that POR-15 putty through the holes and hope for the best or should I put some wire mesh behind it first ?

As you can see from the pictures, I used that Rust Encapulator so shouldn't I keep that on there so it seals the rust under the putty ?

Thanks for the reply!