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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Check your frame for rust

I discovered a section of rot on the right rear section of my frame.
This is an 06, and it has been driven. All kinds of weather, with over 120,000 mi.
I have since, taken a real good look at the rest of the frame and it seems to be just this one spot.
The brake line in bottom right side of pic gives a location perspective.
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My Son knew someone that does lots of his own fabrication and this has been fixed.

First he located good metal, cut out section and sprayed rust inhibitor inside.
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Put in a flush patch.
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Then laid a larger patch over the top. Then finished it off.
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I've asked about Kappa rust points in the past, but I think this is the first post documenting rust repair. Good job.
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I second that !
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Too bad our hard earned dollars have to turn into that cancer. It seems that there should be many ways to prevent or at least stave off this kind of rot this early in the life of that car.

Nice repair job though !

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Too bad our hard earned dollars have to turn into that cancer. It seems that there should be many ways to prevent or at least stave off this kind of rot this early in the life of that car.

Nice repair job though !
I don't drive my car from November till May because of the salt they use on the roads here in Ohio which ends up causing rust issues no matter how hard you try to keep it clean . Every spring I spray the chassis and components with WD 40 and wipe off any excess my car still looks new it's a pleasant way for me to spend a couple of hours knowing I'm prolonging the life of my car . As for my daily driver I have had my car undercoated with a Canadian product Corrosion Free it's a gel like substance that penetrates and protects ,it does not drip ,dry , smell and stops any existing rust ,after 3 Ohio winters my Grand Marquis still looks like new underneath . I do my own maintenance and it's really nice to remove nuts and bolts that are not rusted to the point that you have to use heat to loosen them up . I would recommend this stuff to anyone I've had a few of my friends who have this done to their cars and everyone swears by it .
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Too bad our hard earned dollars have to turn into that cancer. It seems that there should be many ways to prevent or at least stave off this kind of rot this early in the life of that car.

Nice repair job though !
I agree. The area on mine that rotted is where they did a stitch type weld along that seam. If you look close the metal puckers a little bit between those welds. Best I can figure is that those two puckers were larger than the rest and held moisture and allowed it to seep in. Will never know for sure but it does seem like it happened way too early in the life of the car.
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Canadian product Corrosion Free it's a gel like substance that penetrates and protects ,it does not drip ,dry , smell and stops any existing rust ,after 3 Ohio winters my Grand Marquis still looks like new underneath
Thread hijack. I believed I checked into this product because if it's good enough for Canada, but do they use salt? Also, is this the stuff where you have to have it reapplied every few years in order to maintain it's warranty? Also, I don't think they have any vendors in Michigan.

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Chop don't think that this is really a thread hijack as it pertains to eliminating the very problem that the OP has just my opinion . The first video that I ever saw for this stuff was filmed in Canada and if you go on their website they state "protection from salt and brine " . The guy that has done mine an authorised dealer recommends having it reapplied every 18 to 24 months depending on how much you drive . When I first read up on this there was a report by the Canadian Government that did a comparison test of different rustproofing products to use on government vehicles and this is the one they chose . Out of all the rustproofing products I used on my cars over the years this is by far the best .
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