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In need of quick rust fix

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Rckslick333, September 5, 2013.

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  1. Rckslick333

    Rckslick333 Active Member

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  3. Joscibo

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    It is fixable but it's bigger than you think. The entire wheel well has it starting if you see it there. Another 2-3 years it will look much worse.
     
  4. Thub

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    I just repaired a similar issue on my truck, exact same location. Trust me its way worse underneath. Pulling that plastic trim off will damage a lot of the remaining metal. On mine I could stick my hand up inside the wheel well and fit 3 of my fingers inside of the fender, that's how bad it was rotted out. I managed to grind out most of the bad metal and get it fixed up with body putty and etc, just to hold out for a few more years until I sell the truck.

    I suggest you inspect the rust from behind and access the damage.
     
  5. Glen4X4

    Glen4X4 Explorer Addict

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    As others stated, it is worse than what you are seeing, that plastic holds moisture in and the metal gets saturated with dust/dirt/water and it rusts it and it spreads. You are probably going to want to take it to an auto body shop to get it taken care of correctly...
     

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