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#1 of 14 Clear Coat on 1990 Geo Metro?
Jun 20, 2007 (2:04 pm)
Just got it.. love it.. but when I was out trying to make it all shiny I couldn't help but wonder if there is no clear coat there?? It's obviously been around for awhile without me in it's life and the decals are all in excellent (almost too good) condition so I have to wonder if somebody stripped it off before and applied new decals?? My question is basically this: were all 1990s shipped with clear coat? THANKS!!
#2 of 14 Re: Clear Coat on 1990 Geo Metro? [metro158]
Jan 04, 2008 (11:50 am)
My '89 Geo Metro LSi has some sort of clear coat and it still looks absolutely fabulous! My '94 Intrepid has the paint peeling off the roof and my '91 F150 has the paint starting to peel from the hood. My '89 is still standing the test of time.
#3 of 14 Probably not factory clear coat.
Feb 18, 2008 (6:23 am)
I thought that my 1994 Geo Metro had white clear coat when I bought it in 1996, but when I went to touch it up, I noticed that wasn't the case. However, I drove that car for 12 years and never had a problem with the paint. It's possible that it was repainted if it looks that good after all this time. If you can ask the original owner, you might get a better answer because I think clear coat cost extra at that time.
#4 of 14 Rust in a critical spot!
Sep 28, 2008 (2:13 pm)
I own a 1996 Chevy Geo Metro which for the most part has been a very reliable vehicle for my family.
We bought the car brand new off the lot back in 1996.
But just today I noticed that when i went to take the tire off to do a brake pad change, I noticed an area of rust in what I think is a critical spot to the point that I think this car is no longer drivable, except to drive it straight to the junk yard.
I own a 1996 Chevy Geo sedan. The car has only 76,000 on it. Not much for being a 12 year old car. Thats why I find it dissapointing to find this out.
I will try to add pictures for you to see, and please give me input weather you think this car is salvagable.
The problem seems to be at the front of the framerail where it meets the A-Frame. Allmost all the frame seems to be rusted off at this location. I would think that running thru a large pothole may totally break the remaining steel left in this spot.
I myself think the cars is no longer safe and am ready to junk it out so a possible major accident may occur.
I would like some of you in the know to please respond. I want to know if I should get rid of it and find something different.
OK, it appears I cannot add pictures, so I will leave links for you to view the pictures.
Sep 28, 2008 (4:20 pm)
... it's not the years, but the mileage. True, 76K is not a terribly large amount of miles for a 12 year old car, but the car hasn't been sitting in a garage not being run either. And that's a spot that's pretty exposed to the elements.
Just on first glance that would seem like a spot that would cost more to fix than it's worth, but I'd want to get something more expert than my two cents on that.
That mount for the front end of the lower control arm looks a bit precarious! Seems a shame since the little bit of the body work that shows in the one photo shows no signs of "cancer" around the fender.
#6 of 14 Re: Rust in a critical spot! [yomoma]
Sep 28, 2008 (11:14 pm)
It is the common problem with these cars. I live in Michigan and my 98 Metro has 80K on it. I have been dousing the A-frame with used motor oil and old grease and I have had no problems. Then again, I've only had it since June 2007, and the car was in Michigan and Ohio before that, so I don't know what "trick" the previous two owners used. Barely any rust. Then again, I don't drive it too much in the winter.
The cost "repair" (although "replacement" is the more appropriate word) will exceed the value of your car.
I'm not sure what else you can do with low mileage. If you have the time and a friend (and yourself perhaps) who is adept in body work, you work on it yourself. But, it's a tedious job.
#7 of 14 How do you prevent frame rust??
Oct 05, 2008 (2:39 pm)
I am afraid my practice of dousing just a couple areas of the suspension arm (prone to rust...connecting to the control arm) is not going to be enough. How else can I prevent rust? I live in Michigan and I will not be doing a lot of driving this winter (maybe two days a week). What's ideal? This car has 80K and I'd like to keep it awhile. It's a 1998 hatchback.
#8 of 14 2000 Metro Sedan Body Needed
Mar 29, 2009 (2:12 pm)
I have a 2000 Chevy Metro Sedan with less than 50,000 miles. Recently spun out and wrecked the body to where it is not worth repairing. I am looking to purchase a similar metro with a bad engine and or transmission that I can swap out the engine and transmission from my car. Located in the Sacramento Area.
#9 of 14 Rusty rocker panel
May 26, 2009 (5:31 am)
I have a 98 Metro and the driver side rocker panel is rusted out. I cannot find a replacement. Does anyone know where I can Get a replacement panel. Thanks Leon
#10 of 14 Hood Replacement on a 1992 Metro
Feb 18, 2011 (9:58 am)
I have a 1992 Geo Metro LXI convertible with 130K miles on the odometer. I've owned it since 1999 and it still runs like a top & looks great. Unfortunately, due to a failed safety latch, I now need to replace the hood of the car. Can anyone tell me what years & models shared the same hood as my '92 LXI convertible? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks. Lou