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Old 03-25-2015, 11:23 PM   #26
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To give you guys a small update, I took it to by body guy and he quoted me at $300ish. This includes cutting/grinding out out all bad steel, fit new steel and weld in place, prime, and repaint rear quarter panel to match. For the work required, it sounds pretty reasonable to me. From what he was describing, the paint, clear coat, primer, etc which are only available in quart sizes and up, are what rack up the price fairly quickly.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:44 AM   #27
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To give you guys a small update, I took it to by body guy and he quoted me at $300ish. This includes cutting/grinding out out all bad steel, fit new steel and weld in place, prime, and repaint rear quarter panel to match. For the work required, it sounds pretty reasonable to me. From what he was describing, the paint, clear coat, primer, etc which are only available in quart sizes and up, are what rack up the price fairly quickly.
I got the same exact price quote,minus the paint,but my holes are larger than yours. Im going to treat the inside of the wheel wells with POR and inside the trunk area too. As for the outside I think im going to use some black paint, I found another wagon that did this and I really like the look,then paint the side skirts black as well...

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Old 03-27-2015, 03:41 PM   #28
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So when you POR15 it, I'm assuming you mean after you get it repaired? Or are you going the fiberglass/POR15 route? If you could find the pic of the wagon your talking, about I'd love to see it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:04 PM   #29
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POR15 really is not as great as it seams. A 2 part epoxy primer/sealer + a top coat will last way longer and protect better.
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POR15 really is not as great as it seams. A 2 part epoxy primer/sealer + a top coat will last way longer and protect better.
What brands do you suggest?

Getting ready to dive into some rust repair on my '90 245
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:33 PM   #31
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I can show you 15 year old POR15.
It's pretty great.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:48 PM   #32
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I can show you 15 year old POR15.
It's pretty great.

Yes, I'd love to see! You know this generation loves pictures
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:22 PM   #33
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So when you POR15 it, I'm assuming you mean after you get it repaired? Or are you going the fiberglass/POR15 route? If you could find the pic of the wagon your talking, about I'd love to see it.
Yeah POR after it's repaired

This is what I'm thinking about doing, but bringing the black behind the wheel. I'll bring it just a tad higher, mimicking how the plastic covers are on the newer 240s
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:47 PM   #34
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Yes, I'd love to see! You know this generation loves pictures
Bear with me. I'll be back tomorrow.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:52 PM   #35
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bear with me. I'll be back tomorrow.
warwick ny?!?!?!?!?! We are neighbors!
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:56 PM   #36
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When addressing rust from only one side remember that the total damage is about 100 times what you can see.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #37
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warwick ny?!?!?!?!?! We are neighbors!
Ah....then you have met my arch nemesis!
The salt monster!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:37 PM   #38
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Damn that is a sexy wagon.

@ Testpoint: I know that most people say this, but I have yet to find any other real rust. This rust seemed to just be from mud/salt/grime getting stuck behind the mudflap and eating away at the metal. I checked the other side and all metal is completely solid. Might be a different story this summer once I pull the seats, but I have high hopes. It is a 92, so the galvanized steel should of held up better than earlier models. Additionally, timing belt says 165,000 in 2006, working odometer reads 189,000 mi. My guess is that it was a one owner car where the professor (from the bumper stickers, worked at George Washington University outside DC) died and went into storage until going on feebay (where I bought it). So that's 9 years of seeing no winters, no salt
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Thanks! I know I'll need it!
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:16 PM   #41
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The rattle can primer and paint peeled off and left POR 15 visible.
This was done in 2003 I think.
The car sat in a field for a few years and in a lot for a year or two.
Now I have it back.
Planned to have an engine in it by now but things keep diverting me from that simple task.
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The wrong coast!
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:12 AM   #43
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If you have a good space, a welder and a grinder, you could have some fun and learn some stuff.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:32 AM   #44
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Damn gashog, that still looks like its holding up pretty well. Was that to repair a rusted out wheel well?
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:35 AM   #45
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If you have a good space, a welder and a grinder, you could have some fun and learn some stuff.
Unfortunately no garage, no welder, and no grinder. I suppose I could get a welder and grinder off craigslist, but that would set me back almost the same amount to just have someone with thousands of hours of vintage car bodywork to help me. Besides, he said he'd be glad to have me assist in the body work along the way so I could learn from him.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:23 PM   #46
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Damn gashog, that still looks like its holding up pretty well. Was that to repair a rusted out wheel well?
That was a bubble of paint I found when the car was still shiny and beautiful.
I investigated it to find a ****ty rust repair.
I blasted it and PORd it to stabilize until I could fix it properly.
Blew the engine on the way home from an autoX. Parked it. Sold it. New owner parted and was about to crush. I bought it back.

Edit: I am not the POR15 poster child. There are several other rust treatment alternatives. Google "POR15 vs" and let Google fill in the blank.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:27 PM   #47
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Unfortunately no garage, no welder, and no grinder. I suppose I could get a welder and grinder off craigslist, but that would set me back almost the same amount to just have someone with thousands of hours of vintage car bodywork to help me. Besides, he said he'd be glad to have me assist in the body work along the way so I could learn from him.
If he doesn't butt rape you, I'd say that's a very generous offer.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:17 PM   #48
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So that repair required no grinding, cutting, fiberglassing before POR15?

I'm assuming no butt rapage, but it is eastern Tn . He's a pretty cool dude though, works at my mechanic's shop right down the road. Just an old GM junkie and has a full body shop out of his house where he does complete restorations for people.

One great thing about living in a tiny Appalachia town is that people are always willing to help wherever possible and aren't looking to make an arm and a leg doing it.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:25 PM   #49
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:38 PM   #50
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My 242 has rust on the passenger lower panel behind the wheel. I will use the info on your post to fix. Thanks for the info!
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