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Rust Repair // How would you fix this?


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red_giant12
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Mar 6, 2021, 5:07 PM

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Hi folks,

This is my first post here, happy to be part of this community ๐Ÿ˜Š

I have a rust issue on a Jeep Commander (2006) which I am considering to buy. The car is in great condition and mostly rust free, including the underbody. However, there is a big patch on the roof over the passenger door (see Fotos). Iโ€™m really looking forward to your advice. Two questions:

a) How would you fix this?
b) Do you have structural concerns regarding the location of the rust patch?

My initial thought would be to begin with sand blasting the area, which is likely going to leave a big hole. I would then fill it with filler, apply an undercoating and then paint it in a similar color (not too concerned for aesthetics in this area). But maybe that is too simplistic considering the size of the patch - curious to see what you guys think.

Here are some pictures (hope this works):
http://autoforums.carjunky.com/photos/pic/587RS3e1/1733.jpg
http://autoforums.carjunky.com/photos/pic/587RS3e1/1734.jpg

Cheers,
red_giant12


Hammer Time
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Mar 6, 2021, 5:43 PM

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This is far more serious than you think. That is not just surface rust. You are going to have holes all over when that is ground down and being right at the edge of the panel, it cannot be repaired. The entire roof panel will separate when the rust is ground off and it cannot all be removed.

This truck is nowhere near rust free and will be leaking very soon. I suggest you unload it as soon as possible. There is no fix for this.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 7, 2021, 12:24 AM

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Quote OP >"
I have a rust issue on a Jeep Commander (2006) which I am considering to buy. <"
Oh my! Just move on, don't buy that it's just a parts thing now that can't practically be fixed. IDK how it got that way maybe a salt water flood vehicle. Run, don't walk away from that one,


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red_giant12
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Mar 11, 2021, 3:21 PM

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Thanks a lot to both of you! You really prevented me from taking a bad decision - much appreciated!!






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