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Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Jason94sport, October 7, 2017.

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    1. Jason94sport

      Jason94sport Well-Known Member

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      My 93 runs great has 92K original miles & works for me. However the roof is rusting. I had a body shop repaint the roof 6 years ago for $200. I know they they just sanded it a little & repainted. The rust is coming back in some spots. While I can't yet feel it through I know it will soon be if I don't do anything. My question is what.
       
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      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      It depends on the results you'll be happy to get. I'd clean it up yourself. Start with a fairly aggressive sandpaper, and sand the metal as shiny clean as you can. The more of the rust speckles you get out the longer it will take to return. You could use some Fiberglass resin and mat if it's bad, or a high build material like smooth roll on bedliner and have a topcoat put over that.
       
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      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ^^^^
      That.

      Unfortunate lesson #1. Rust never sleeps.
      Unfortunate lesson #2 first two gens explorers really enjoy rusting.
      Unfortunate lesson #3 once it is there, it is never going away completely.

      MBrooks gives solid advise. I have nothing to add.
       
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      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      I've learned to accept that unless you are replacing panels rust repairs are only temporary. I've had some luck with the better 'rust converters' fotcsloeing it down, but nothing really stops it.
       
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      I have no where to DIY. I'd have to get a shop to do this. They won't give me any warranty & the quotes I have for more of a long term solution are above $1K. I was thinking of getting someone to sand the roof to bare metal, even out the spots with filler, cover with POR15 then get a shop to paint it. I think I could get that done for around $400.
       
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      How much of the roof is affected?
       
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      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Yeah, no shop will warranty rust repair.
       
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      Just spots the size of maybe 2 quarters, but the paint is bubbling in other areas too.
       

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