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chtogdekogda
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Jul 3, 2021, 7:20 AM

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Hi, this rust probably appeared after entering in the car with some snow/salt on the boots. I am in Canada, where in the winter time a lot of salt on the roads. Any idea how to solve this issue? Easy to do by myself or should I seek for a service?
https://imgur.com/a/Rd9MWBk


Hammer Time
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Jul 3, 2021, 7:33 AM

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Repairing rust damage is never an easy thing to do. Compare it to cancer, once it starts it just continues to spread unless all of it is cut out entirely. Fortunately what you have is just some surface rust on a reinforcement. The right thing to do would be to remove the seat and sand off every bit of rust and then apply a rust inhibitor before you repaint it.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 3, 2021, 9:06 AM

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I couldn't get the pic to show, just that site?
No matter, same basics as Hammer on rust. If inside only scrape it down if entire seat will not come out. Look under it see how bad it really is there most would bust a welded block to floor metal off inside that.
If now just want it to quit inside have vacuum running, scrap, wire brush it down. Of many, "Rust Reformer" will slow it is water based. Let dry and I suggest BBQ black paint on top.
Under side. PB the threads or what you do see if any hope to get it out and 3 others, most vehicles. If it's so bad it's going to bust anyway at least stop it where it is.
By brush or spray (better) cover it with grease. That ends it for a year or more but look around for things way more than annoying, fuel and brake lines in particular + deadly is where the jacking points are to lift vehicle if gone usually so is that vehicle or a LOT of bucks. You can't use heat (glowing, oxy/acet) to remove seat and all carpet to really fix it better.
Super popular vehicles only may have repair panels if by some chance it's only one side or area??
Would be nice if you said what it was as a subject line,


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Hammer Time
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Jul 3, 2021, 9:14 AM

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Yes, the seat will have to come up to get the area unburied from the carpet.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 3, 2021, 9:26 AM

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It can be just one or one side? IDK, if we knew what this was would be helpful. I've just busted them all (4) and drilled them out but were still strong for another repair requiring it out.

OP - reason I mention vacuum cleaner running is rust dust will stain materials and things is permanent, unless an exact match to other things most folks wouldn't like that,
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Hammer Time
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Jul 3, 2021, 9:34 AM

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If you looked at the picture it would be helpful.





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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 3, 2021, 9:54 AM

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That REALLY HELPS!
This is nothing - just wipe that off and carefully paint it now "semi-gloss" BBQ paint again it will look fine for some time. THAT'S NOT STRUCTURAL HIGH BET WHOLE SEAT WOULD COME OUT FROM UNDERSIDE IF YOU FIND BOLTS/NUTS OR HOW IT WAS DONE,

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chtogdekogda
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Jul 3, 2021, 2:32 PM

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Thanks for all answers. Sorry, I am new to this forum, and when tried to upload photo it requested to login (but I was already logged in, I guess), and it didn't accept my credentials. So, I put the link of pic.


chtogdekogda
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Jul 3, 2021, 2:36 PM

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That REALLY HELPS!
This is nothing - just wipe that off and carefully paint it now "semi-gloss" BBQ paint again it will look fine for some time. THAT'S NOT STRUCTURAL HIGH BET WHOLE SEAT WOULD COME OUT FROM UNDERSIDE IF YOU FIND BOLTS/NUTS OR HOW IT WAS DONE,

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I have 0 experience in this. When you said wipe that off, what should I use to do that? I saw sand paper, wire brush, but kind should the be ? I am going to Kent soon, will show photo there maybe they will suggest right size. Thanks again!


Hammer Time
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Jul 3, 2021, 3:20 PM

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I am new to this forum, and when tried to upload photo it requested to login (but I was already logged in, I guess), and it didn't accept my credentials. So, I put the link of pic.


No, that is a separate registration. You can register the same credentials but you do have to register first.

http://autoforums.carjunky.com/...LOAD_PHOTOS_P151389/



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