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Old 03-18-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Side skirts to cover rust?

My focus has was originally owned on gravel roads and the fender/rocker panels have suffered. It's mostly paint damage on the frond ends, but there is also rust bubbling up in the middle of my passenger rocker panel. My understanding is that I could have it repainted with returning rust guarunteed, have the entire panels replaced (not worth it, in my opinion), or I could cover it up with some side skirts.

I'm leaning toward the skirts. Can you think of any problems with that solution?


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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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IMHO, you need to have the rust totally removed. If you dont want to paint the replaced rockerpanel..cover it up with a skirt.

JUST make SURE that you remove the rust or your sideskirt will eventually fall off
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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covering it up wont fix it either, you are just masking the problem. Once rust has started it will continue until it is removed. If it were me and I was planning on keeping the car for any period of time I would take it to a body shop and actually have it fixed. If this is more of a temporary car for you, why spend any money?
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