rusting trunk drip rail

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    Hi have a 1994 gt I recently bought thought the body was in relatively good shape until today popped the trunk and there's rust and places where the rust has rusted all the way through. I don't have the money right now to fix all the damage wondering what I can do to stop the rust from spreading any worse than it has and how I can patch it up enough to get by until I can fix it properly. Thanks in advance.
     
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    that really sucks, have any pics? best thing would be sand it down and spray some rustoleum.
     
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    Yes can't figure out how to upload them
     
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    photobucket is what i use, there are other sites that host also.
     
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    I'm thinking about just selling the car and cutting my loses[​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
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    where its just surface rust you can sand it off with paper/wire brush and there are a number of paints made to encapsulate what remains to keep it from coming back. Where there are holes you will need to cut the area back an inch or two to get to some good metal and then weld a piece back in.
     
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    I don't have a welder or know how to my step dad can weld what size welder would I need?
     
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    its just sheet metal, a 110V would be fine.
     
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    I'd still recommend gas. A lot of 110v will do both gas/flux
     
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    I don't have the money for a machine like that right now especially for basically one time use. How much would a body shop cost to fix it?
     
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    only one way to find out, i've never been in your situation, nor do i run a body shop, lol
     
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    Lol ok neither have I until now as far as the welder goes don't see why to spend a lot of money in one I probably won't use again
     
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    "won't use a welder again"

    you need more projects, lol.
     
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    Not with my budget lol not enough to justify an $700 or more welder plus I don't have a shop or garage.
     
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    sounds like you need to take it to a shop or find a buddy
     
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    I would not recommend a HF welder myself. I got decided to get one 3 yrs ago but went with a miller that cost a little bit more but also lasts longer. There really isn't any shortcut to repairing rust. Beside the price of the welder you will probably need to get something from another car to weld into place. I can say that having a welder in the garage opened up an world of opportunities for projects I wasn't able to do before.
     
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    I've had buddies say to fiberglass the areas instead of welding said it'll do basically the same thing but a lot easier and cheaper.
     
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    great idea!







    As long as you are planning on selling it in 2 weeks.











    To someone you either do not know or do not like I also might add.
     
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    My cousins husband who used to do bodywork said I'll need an mig welder but said that it'll cost more to fix the damage than the car is worth and I should sell it. If I can get it repaired for $500 or under I will but don't think I feel comfortable spending more than that on the repair.