Last post on Jan 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM
You are in the Maintenance & Repair
What is this discussion about?
Car Safety, Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Car Warranties, Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback, Truck, Sedan, Wagon, SUV, Van
#62 of 67 Re: Rust below fuel filler [dtownfb]
Apr 15, 2009 (2:27 am)
Guess it comes down to what your time is worth versus what you can sell the car for. Course if you know of an autobody shop who really needs the business...
#63 of 67 Re: Rust below fuel filler [obyone]
Apr 15, 2009 (8:57 am)
I do know a few folks that own auto body shops. Considering it is not a big spot, I was hoping to do it myself.
#64 of 67 Re: Rust below fuel filler [dtownfb]
Apr 19, 2009 (2:01 pm)
I would think that the hardest part would be to color match the paint.
#65 of 67 Re: Rust below fuel filler [obyone]
Apr 22, 2009 (12:51 pm)
Not as concerned about this. The reason is that side of the car was backed into by my neighbor's daughter. Instead getting doors replaced/re-painted and costing her $$$, I asked my friend at the body shop to bang out the dents the best he could and make sure it does not rust. Also the color of the car is gray. I do have small areas of "primer gray" on that side of the car already that you can only see when you get close to the car.
The rust spot really, really sticks out. the car drives pretty good (175,000 miles) but I am also realistic about its value. fixing this spot is more for my personal ego than anything else.
Jan 25, 2011 (8:42 pm)
The fact that in more than seven years there are only 65 comments regarding rust strongly suggests that the industry has eliminated this problem.