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Re: [T3] Rust? Try one more time...

Rust has to be completely removed or it will come back... even POR 15 just
covers it and Im finding that it come right back through that too.

You have 2 choices... sandblast or chemical removal.  Grinding doesnt get to
the bottom of the pits and it will come right back.  You then weld in new
metal or panels where the rust has perforated.

Bondo MUST NOT be allowed to get wet... from eather side, its like a sponge
for water and can only be used to level the surface if there is no way water
can get to it from the back side.  It cant be used to plug a hole.

Good bodywork takes skill and some special tools.... how good do you want it
to look and how long do you want it to last?


Keith Park

Top Notch Restorations
71 Squareback
65 Notchback
65 Squareback
75 Opel
87 Golf
88 Rx7 10th Anniversary

----- Original Message -----
From: "Schlegel, Richard" <RSCHLEGEL@OCSD.COM>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: [T3] Rust? Try one more time...

> Hey All,
> I took my car to ISP west and they told me it would be $6000.00 to fix
> the rust and paint it! But they had an un-touched 1971 SB body that he
> didn't want to cut up because it didn't have any rust. He wanted
> $1000.00 for the body and $600.00 to put it on. Would this change the
> value of the car? My car has a cool history and I just wouldn't feel
> right telling people about if all I am talking about is the pan. I can't
> really afford this right now so what do you do to fix rust? Cut it out
> and replace it or grind it and bondo it? I looked at the "Rust FAQ" but
> it didn't really say much.
> Take care,
> Rich & Nicole (Daughter), Orange County, CA
> 70 Squareback MT FI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/schlegelr
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