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RE: [T3] Talk'n Rust Again....

Unless there's documentation for a body-off job, there's no such thing as
rust-free...unless they meant that they aren't charging you extra for the
included rust ;)

Sorry to hear about all the rust.  At least the car will be in better
condition than when you bought it.  Get an URL up so we can see your web
page and images (once you've uploaded 'em).

Don't pour anything into your outside fresh air vent!  The liquid will NOT
go into the fresh air system, it will instead be diverted into the drain
tubes!  How do I know?  Well, if you open my trunk, remove the pretty trunk
liner in front of the air plenum, you will see a nice, rusted out band that
allows a pretty decent view of the inside of the upper chamber :(  The upper
chamber, where the fresh air comes in, has a very short funnel, somewhat
like a velocity stack on a carburetor.  This funnel is where the very, very
light stuff we call "air" comes in to the cabin.  Now, that heavier stuff we
call "water, leaves, bugs, etc." is directed forward where upon it then hits
the drain ports and finds its way under the car.  Right now my rust has been
terminated by a liberal application of Corroless (basically the same stuff
as POR-15) but repair is gonna be more intense and thus is on hold.

I would recommend getting a couple different sized paint brushes and coat
everything you can (that's metal).  Besides, unless you can tilt and roll
the car, pouring anything into the fresh air system would just coat a small
portion of it.

   Toby Erkson
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.icbm.org/

>-----Original Message-----
>So my saga continues. I have been on a rust fixing rampage the last two
>weeks. If you guys don't remember a few weeks ago i posted on the list
>that i found rust on my "rust free car" if you know what i mean....I have
taken digital
>photos through the whole process and and working on getting them onto my
>I order the trusty old por15, but i order the clear version. I also
>order the por15 putty. I plan on using the putty on the part that seems
>to have just about rusted through. I figure that it will give it a
>little strength. Then i plan on poring the por15 down into the 
>fresh air
>vents. I figure i will just let it run around in there and kind of
>puddle at the bottom where the rust is.

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