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#18 of 67 Why would a 2001 Celica have a rust spot?
Jul 01, 2004 (11:51 am)
I'm looking at a used GTS and surprised to see rust on it. Would that indicate it has rust underneath? The brakes look exposed. Is that normal?
Jul 01, 2004 (3:18 pm)
You mean rust on the brake rotors? That's no big deal. Means the car has been sitting around, that's all.
If you mean body rust that flakes off with your fingernail, that's a big problem.
#20 of 67 brakes exposed!!! hissss, evil ;)
Jul 05, 2004 (10:57 am)
unlike drum brakes, the calipers on disk brakes sit on either side of the drive shaft's brake target, called a rotor. they squeeze in from both sides. for cooling purposes, you don't put shields over this stuff. and if you have pretty wheels with cutouts or spokes, you will see a (generally somewhat) rusty caliper with these THINGS overhead and to the side.
it's a feature, not a bug. they work great. rejoice in seeing them.
#21 of 67 Superficial rust
Nov 13, 2004 (7:34 pm)
Here is a pic of the crap body repair that was done on my Altima, less than a year ago. The paint cracked in this area and I'm now seeing some rust staining around it. It will be re-repaired at another shop. I assume it is only superficial at this point. Should I plan on keeping it after it's fixed, or will it come back no matter what?
Yes, that's overspray and sanding dust on the rubber boot going into the door. Don't get me started!
#22 of 67 rusty windshield...
May 27, 2005 (12:20 pm)
A good friend just gave me a 93 Subaru. Great car but, wind shield leaks a bit at the top and the rust appears to be commencing an atttack on the roof. I'm trying to figue out how to fix it on a very limited budget. I'm wondering if I can just sand it down and put a layer of fiberglass over it. Or if I need to take out the windshield to get at what's beneath. I don't know a welder to patch it up if there were holes under the windshield. And, although I could probably get the windshield out and then back in again, I've only seen it done once. What do you think?
#23 of 67 Re: rusty windshield... [jjccc]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 27, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Oh I wouldn't take the windshield out if there's a lot of rust around it...it may never fit back in again. I'd just goop it up with a LATEX caulk (much less messy and you can work it into the cracks and wash it up with water before it cures). Now if you want the car to "look nice", that's going to be expensive, and the car isn't worth it.
#24 of 67 Re: rusty windshield... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 28, 2005 (8:56 am)
Ok, I have some "Siliconized Acrylic Latex Caulk" and I imagine, I can get enough of that in all of the visible cracks enough to stop any leaks. But, with the rust is already seems to be working it's way through the roof and, I'm wondering if there's any way that I can at least freeze the rust where it's at. I read on this other site, about someone who uses a "black asphault fiber roof tar" after wire brushing and cleaning up the area really well. (http://www.thebugshop.org/bsfqrust.htm about 1/3 of the way down the page).
You think it would be worth a shot? The metal already seems thin by the rust spot. When I tap on it with my finger it sounds more tinny there. What do you think?
#26 of 67 What's latest advice on electronic rust-proofing / corrosion control
Jul 11, 2005 (8:30 am)
Has anyone had good/bad experience with electronic rust proofing? Picking up a new Ford Freestyle later this week and dealership is offering this as part of an after-market protection package along with undercoating, fabric guard, etc ... I'm in the Canadian Prairies where road salt is as ubiquitous as flooding - so rust is a real concern.
Can't find much about the company (which to some degree is pretty telling) although they've been around for over a decade - Canadian Auto Preservation (CAP) Inc and their product is called Final Coat. www.capfinalcoat.com. Cannot find many consumer reviews/reports on these types of devices - which I view as a negative (if it's so good, why is it a secret when the tech has been around for many years?)
This company has a few patent applications in various countries and their product is backed/insured by Royal Sun Alliance (a top global insurer) - both of which I count as positives.
Thanks in advance.
#27 of 67 Re: What's latest advice on electronic rust-proofing / corrosion control [prairiestyle]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 11, 2005 (10:07 am)
Well, how much it is? What's the guarantee? And why is the guarantee any better than the rust out guarantee the manfacturer of the truck gives you?