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Okay, I know that many East coasters will get a laugh out of this "California rust" problem...

My California car had two areas of rust, the first being the driver's floor pan which was caused by being parked with a broken window for many years by a PO. Replacing that was fairly straight forward...

But what would you do about this? Below is a picture of the bottom edge of a 69 deck lid (trunk). This has been media blasted and coated with DP90...

I am concerned that any welding to this area will do more damage than good by warping the top side.

Suggest away!

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Thanks in advance,
-Rory
 

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I would use a bead of seam sealer like many decklids and hoods have (and all SHOULD have had) to keep moisture out of that seam anyway.
 

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That area is a good candidate for Metal2Metal or similar filler material with aluminum in it. I wouldn't try and weld those pinholes or rust-pits. Sometimes you gotta do what is expedient and not ruin the panel itself.
 

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Midlife said:
That area is a good candidate for Metal2Metal or similar filler material with aluminum in it. I wouldn't try and weld those pinholes or rust-pits. Sometimes you gotta do what is expedient and not ruin the panel itself.
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After seeing some of the restorations on this site, I was almost embarrassed to post this question ;)

-Rory
 

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[quote='70 StangMan]
Midlife said:
That area is a good candidate for Metal2Metal or similar filler material with aluminum in it. I wouldn't try and weld those pinholes or rust-pits. Sometimes you gotta do what is expedient and not ruin the panel itself.
+1 :thumbsup: [/quote]

Yelp, no welding needed.
 

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use all metal. i would also make sure you seal the deck lid from the inside. i like to take the left over DP and pour it inside the door seams and so on to help seal them up.
 
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