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Old 06-04-2014, 07:32 AM
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I usually stay put on the forum section which relates to my '53 F-100, but I need a bit of guidance from you folks here at Paint and Bodywork. My doors have an inner and outer skin. The outer skin has a tight crimp over the inner around the edges. It is then spot welded at these edges. There are weep holes that were supposed to keep water from ponding in between the skins. My weeps got plugged up and I have rust at the door bottoms. (That problem has been corrected.) There are a dozen or so little (1/8' dia) through-rust holes here and there on the inner skin, but the structural integrity of the door isn't an issue. I do have rust that has grown in the joint between the two skins. I know that the proper way to deal with this would be to patch in new panels, replacing any rust areas with new metal. If I where to consider am alternative to the proper way, what would be my best option? I imagine drenching the affected areas with a rust converter and then applying a paint over rust product. I will appreciate the opinions of you folks in Paint and Bodywork. Thanks, John
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John, here are some inner door repairs, to give you some suggestion.

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IMO if you don't repair this correctly, you'll have a reoccurrence of the rust in a few short years. Any of the "quickie" repairs seldom are permanent.
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I agree fixing it right is the only guarantee.

Saying that. I have had good luck with inner door panels, tailgates, etc.

In a situation like yours I would clean and treat the rust like you mentioned.
Then I would take a product like Fluid Film. (That's what I use.)
And keep that area treated. And keep a eye on it.
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