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Old 07-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Started fixing the Sunroof.
Start with a sand blaster after you have stripped the sunroof out...


Sandblasted all the rust spots


After that I used a Ball peen hammer to tap down the rusted areas (I only recommend doing this to cars that will never see water again....)


Body filler the slightly indented areas from tapping the holes down...


My choice of tools from Harbor Freight...17"X2" long flat surface for flat results. You can see high points visible with paint color change. 80Grit Paper


Sand Flat again. 80Grit Paper


Sealer and filler primer
Seal bare metal and Body filler. I use 2 different Colors so when I sand I can see more possible visible high spots as the colors are a guide coat to see how much material I am removing.

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I also blasted what I could out of the back side through holes and sealed the bare metal on the inside of the frame.
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So why wouldnt you make a dent with a car that would see water again. Its hard to avoid the rain.

I will be doing this to mine eventually
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Proper repair is to cut the rust out and weld in new metal this is a shortcut because I plan on making a mold from the panel for cf Panels.

Even though I sandblasted the rust I could from behind the panel it would eventually rust out again.
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^^^ this is true..did the same thing to my prelude sunroof...and now its starting to bubble through again..So now ill fix it right, befor i paint it.
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^^^ this is true..did the same thing to my prelude sunroof...and now its starting to bubble through again..So now ill fix it right, befor i paint it.
I can have sheet metal cut to the exact size to replace the top section but its a pain to separate the frame and top panel
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how long did it take you to do that?

Rust-oleum ftw!
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por15 if you want to inhibit rust.
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Nice job.
I do wish there was something else affordable in the aftermarket other than CF roof plugs.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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how long did it take you to do that?

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por15 if you want to inhibit rust.
por15 eventually fails after about 5 years I have used it before
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if it is available to you, "fertan" is a very good rust stopper/converter

it is used widely here by oldtimer guys. after having applyed it
to your rust you may even wait for up to 6 months with painting
the metal.

have tried lots of (for sure not all) rust stoppers/converters and this one
is by far the best i ever used. (will last forever - at least significant
longer than 5 years )





edit: as a sidenote - por15 is nice stuff BUT you have to apply it mainly to a rust-free ground - and the biggest
dis advantatge is that the outcome is influenced by many factors regarding prep work and even if
trying to get all prep work right the outcome may be not as expected if theres a awkward weather
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I would add a step post sandblast and pre-filler where you coat the piece in Ospho by Skyco in order to convert any rust that remains...with a spray bottle and a few well-placed, small holes, one can get pretty good coverage even on the backside/inside of the panel.



Or probably accomplish the same thing with the stuff from the post above.

This may not eliminate the possibility of the rust eventually coming back, but it will postpone it. Back when my Porsche 914 bug was out of control, this was SOP when cleaning up a tub - Porsche didn't rustproof the panels well prior to 75-76, so you could be guaranteed to find rust on just about every inner cavity that had not received a good coat of paint during assembly (and several panels that had received paint).

Otherwise a very nice DIY.
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por15 if you want to inhibit rust.
If you convert the existing rust first, yes. Putting POR15 over rusted metal (especially just one side of a rusted panel) will hide the rust for a while, but underneath the rust will still be working.

If you can properly coat both sides of the rusted panel, it will last awhile.
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