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Old 10-16-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
skwrl
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Default Need help assessing rust.

Hey guys,
I'm newb at metal work and I've found some rust on my 02 bugeye after taking up the carpet.
At what point does the metal have to be replaced (cut out and new metal welded in)?

This is right behind the front passenger seat. I've wire brushed a good amount away and you can see it's quite pitted but it still seems solid. I've seen youtube videos of people replacing panels looking less damaged than this though.
https://i.imgur.com/Bnekget.jpg
Is this amount okay to just spray down some rustoleum rust reformer and paint over it? (or should I use POR instead?)

There's rust on driver side as well.
https://i.imgur.com/bw2dRVK.jpg

Just need a benchmark / gauge of when I should be considering replacing metal.

Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:54 AM   #2
basyager
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Hey guys,

At what point does the metal have to be replaced (cut out and new metal welded in)?

Thanks!
When the seat starts rocking back and forth

Your car looks solid. Rustoleum and a little grease on it.

I had a 2005 corolla and its floor had holes about 1 inch in diameter with rubber grommets installed. But on mine of the grommets was missing. Soundproofing material got soaked in the salty road slush and not drying out for the whole duration of winter it just accelerated the rust by 5000%
I took off the carper and saw this mess and ended up replacing a large chunk of passengers floor. Everyone made fun of it saying its a flintstones car.

it was a pain in the ass and not worth it but it was fun and I got to buy a welder

I ended up selling that car a few months later for $600 to be cut up and sent to africa.

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