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R59 Rust Problems

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Old 04-10-2019, 05:47 PM
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Now that our cars are getting older has anyone found any spots that I should be checking for rust? Maybe by the soft top, A panels or door sills like the R53's. I want to keep on top of things as Loki is going to be a keeper.
 
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Now that our cars are getting older has anyone found any spots that I should be checking for rust? Maybe by the soft top, A panels or door sills like the R53's. I want to keep on top of things as Loki is going to be a keeper.
I'd like to sign up to this channel. We're in the same situation :D
I've been under the car and I may try to clean up some rust underbody and do some touch up paint under there. Probably using some type of epoxy paint.
 

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Old 04-22-2019, 01:04 PM
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if you want to spot on the underside I recommend POR15

I've used this on may rust spots over the years, especially in my 79 and it is expensive but works https://www.por15.com/POR-15-Stop-Rust-Kit

alternate is the EASTWOOD product ...
 
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I might give it a try...
What do you do around fastening hardware such as suspension mount, LCA bushings bolts, etc.... It seems that it's always there where it rust first, and I feel if I put something on there I'll regret it later when it's time to change the part.
 
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The worst I've had so far (thankfully) is the license plate screws, and the set screw that holds the discs to the hubs. The rest of the car is doing really well, especially as it's a daily in the Northeast of the US where roads are more salt than asphalt during the winter.
 
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Yep have not really seen any on my r58. My 2007 R56 had a little surface rust on the lower front subframe that painted black from the factory.
 
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