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Old 03-14-2013, 10:40 PM
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It's kind of hard to tell from the pic but I'm wondering whether the rust that high on the quarter is a result from paint chipped away or the actual rust ate the metal away til it bubbled? Looks like the rust caused the paint to bubble/ chip and not the chip causing the rust, which is a bad sign for the overall "guess" of what's under that paint. This would mean there's more rust, especially in the predictable areas. It could have also been a result of the body work in that area done with a slobbering compressor or not taking out all the rust, but now it's a guessing game. I wouldn't feel confident with not stripping that car unless I was 100% sure that big area of surface rust was caused by a scratch or chip to bare metal that slowly rusted. As for the other area, that tells you there may be rust elsewhere, but that surface rust HIGH on the quarter tells you THERE'S RUST EVERYWHERE ON THIS THING! I hope not.
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