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coombie 08-12-2012 10:27 AM

jeep tj tub rot...?
hi, i have a 03 tj, 141,000km on her but the tub is starting to rot just below the licence plate.. was wondering if this is a normal tj thing or if i should be looking into this rot further :( i will end up fixing it but just looking to see what other people have done to either prevent the rot or reverse it


VT_Rubi 08-12-2012 10:33 AM

If you look above the gas tank you'll probably find a lot of rot started. The more important thing I would be concerned about is the frame. Check the whole vehice out and grind away what you can, then replace metal if needed and re-paint.

Depending on how nice you want the jeep to be will determine how much time and money you want to invest. Where I live, ALL vehicles that are driven in the winter rust away eventually.

coombie 08-12-2012 10:42 AM

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the frame is good, the rust it has isnt through the steel, its just on the surface, paint is beginning to bubble. but thanks, i will have a look up there and see

VT_Rubi 08-12-2012 10:53 AM

I'd say it's normal, but you'll want to take care of it sooner than later.

coombie 08-12-2012 11:00 AM

yea, planning on wire wheeling that corner, epoxy'ing it and getting it professionally pained if i dont have to cut the steel out.....

MattJeep 08-12-2012 11:07 AM

You'd have to cut that steel out to really stop it. Its way too late. Best thing is to take a grinder and wire wheel and remove as much as possible. Then smooth it with some bondo, then paint. I had to do both sides on mine. Still looks pretty good.

coombie 08-18-2012 08:01 PM

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well ive repaired, it. had to cut out the rot :mad: but in the end it looks good :) not perfect, but a hell of alot better

88hatchy 08-18-2012 09:32 PM

What kind of paint did you use?

MattJeep 08-18-2012 10:04 PM

Great job. Amazing what you can do in an afternoon. Bondo does a great job when used correctly.

coombie 08-19-2012 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by 88hatchy (Post 14041696)
What kind of paint did you use?

well i used chrystler paint code reproduction paint. cant tell the diffrence between the panals :P got it at canadian tire but im sure you can buy it from any auto parts store

coombie 08-19-2012 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by MattJeep (Post 14041774)
Great job. Amazing what you can do in an afternoon. Bondo does a great job when used correctly.

thankyou, and yes bondo does :)

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