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Old 02-08-2008, 10:34 AM
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My 80 has a few surface rust spots around the windshield and on the upper tailgate. Is there an economical way of just fixing these spots or would this require an entire paint job?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:20 AM
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if they are just light rust, sand them to clean metal, put a little primer on and try to match the paint.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:52 AM
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Would an aerosal can of touch up paint with the matching color code do the job?
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I have recently used Rust Buster on flash rust spots on my frame and it is supposed to kill the rust and seal it. This is done without removing the majority or sometimes any of the rust, and then you paint over it. If you are going to remove the rust, you need to get all of it and be 100% sure you did, or it will creep back like cancer.
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If the rust starts under the window or windshield gasket, you really should remove the glass and treat the rust completely. If you just touch up the part you can see, up to the edge of the gasket, it'll be right back.
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If the rust starts under the window or windshield gasket, you really should remove the glass and treat the rust completely. If you just touch up the part you can see, up to the edge of the gasket, it'll be right back.

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The only rust on my 40th was there also. I had the body shop go after it and that little spot the size of a quarter ended up being over a foot long under the gasket! I told the body shop I wanted it to go away forever....they opened the pinch weld and sand blasted the crap out then coated the inside. So far OK!

I'm guessing it is a '97? Sounds like many '97's had a problem with the rear upper hatch not being properly rust proofed.
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I'm guessing it is a '97? Sounds like many '97's had a problem with the rear upper hatch not being properly rust proofed.
Another reason why 96 is the best year..
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Another reason why 96 is the best year..
Especially if you have one of the ultra rare green ones!
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I had the body shop go after it and that little spot the size of a quarter ended up being over a foot long under the gasket! I told the body shop I wanted it to go away forever....they opened the pinch weld and sand blasted the crap out then coated the inside. So far OK!
How much did that run you? I have pretty rough rust around my windshield (worst on the truck) and I am debating pulling the windshield once it cracks and doing it myself, or having a shop do it.
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How much did that run you? I have pretty rough rust around my windshield (worst on the truck) and I am debating pulling the windshield once it cracks and doing it myself, or having a shop do it.

$750ish 3 years ago
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