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post #1 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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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


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post #2 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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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
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I'd say it's normal, but you'll want to take care of it sooner than later.
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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yea, planning on wire wheeling that corner, epoxy'ing it and getting it professionally pained if i dont have to cut the steel out.....

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 11:07 AM
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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.
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well ive repaired, it. had to cut out the rot but in the end it looks good not perfect, but a hell of alot better
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-18-2012, 09:32 PM
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What kind of paint did you use?

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-18-2012, 10:04 PM
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Great job. Amazing what you can do in an afternoon. Bondo does a great job when used correctly.
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-19-2012, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #11 of 11 Old 08-19-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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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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