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post #1 of 7 Old 02-04-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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my little rusty buddy

My 93 has some rust. visible in the usual places, windshield, tailgate, above the passenger rear tire and the tip of passenger fender. otherwise he's pretty strong. I want to do windshield 1st and was figuring to clean and fiberglass. don't want to make this thing more then it is both time and cost. does anybody know or has done this. maybe give a some heads-up, to what to expect. here is all the rust I have.

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-04-2013, 08:41 PM
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Thats just the rust you see.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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I would replace that windshield frame, not repair it. It's a cheap investment.

I've been married so long I don't bother looking
both ways before crossing the road.


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post #4 of 7 Old 02-05-2013, 05:09 PM
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I agree on the windshield frame replacement. Around 300 bucks with glass and seals from Quadratec. I did this on my old YJ a few years ago.
The previous frame I sent to be dipped to remove all paint and rust. It came back extra clean. BUT a couple of years later the rust came back.
Both frames I taped over all the holes(glass removed) and poured Rust-Opium into it and shook it around coating the entire inside. Then I painted the frame and installed new glass.
This will give a good repair. Any thing less is a waist of time.
Those fenders will also be cheaper in the long run to replace than fix. New replacements are under 200 each. This will be a repair that will last.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-05-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, thinking about it now makes replacement work for me. The Jeep is my DD, If I tried to repair it would be down a few days at least. but if I replaced I would just need to switch it out. I really like this thing, and I need to get this repaired. was checking polarity on speakers today and I noticed a few drops coming from frame. So I think I need to do this soon. Looks like the front speakers are shot. Need to replace these, that looks like some fun there. I might do both at the same time. I don't know but I think these speakers are going to be a PITA.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-05-2013, 07:02 PM
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Don't rule out fiberglass fenders and windhield frame. No Rust ever.


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post #7 of 7 Old 02-09-2013, 07:03 PM
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Yeah, don't repair the rust. Replace it. It's just all around better

Jonathan
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