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i see alot of people swear by this rust converter stuff and sence its gonna take me 2-3 months to aquire all the tools i needs for repairing/replacing my rocker panel i was thinking ide wire brush everything and spray that on for now. my question is should i drill a few holes (were its gonna need to be cut out anyway) and spray down the inside so the main frame of the rocker dosnt get all messed up? if not, why? thanks alot any advice is appriciated!!
 

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ok well i just took advantage of the hour i have before work and went out with a screw driver to see how bad stuff was,well both the pass and drivers side are gonna need replaced (the bottom on drivers side is fine but the face is gone) and the pass side the bottom and face are both gone, i popped some holes in the bottom and felt up in there, i dont feel any rust on the rocker frame, feels nice and smooth. this is more or less a matter of "sheet metal work" correct? ive never handled somthing like this but i REALLY like this car and i wanna save it what do you all think? i can get pics this weekend if it'll help but i know for sure the hole rocker skin on the pass side is gone all the way back to the back fender. the drivers stops before the fender. thanks again guys.. just looking for some insight and maybe some feel good comments lol i dont wanna loose my focus..



after reading several focus rust topics im thinking the best idea at this stage is to wire brush/sand both rockers completly down, stick my air hose in there (to get out loose rust/dirt paint them and the inside with rust converter and dont worry about it untill i can afford to hack them off? does this sound right to all of you? will this stop the rust until i can replace or just slow it down slightly? im really worryed about this.. kinda goin nuts lol
 

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It's not a miracle cure for rotted panels, it's more for surface rust. Not sure how much time you can get out of those rotted panels. I have used Por15 in the past with great results, but will be using SEM products in the future because it's local and they are a legit company.
 

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ok thank you! ive heard alot of good about por15 aswell i should get some and spray the insides after i cut them off and clean it up. ill get some pictures of the damage this weekend so you guys can get a better look at what im working with. thanks again!
 
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