[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: rust on rear fender (fwd)

Joan Kotjarapoglus <jkot@pitt.edu> wrote:

> My 1987 Audi 5000 tq is showing some rust tucked along the chrome
> plastic strip along the passenger side rear bumper and also at the
> same location but below the left drain channel at the base of he
> trunk.

Had the same problem years ago on the '89.  I tapped a light pole, no
visible damage to the car, but months later, started seeing some rust. 
The hardware for the trim strip had shifted just enough to scratch
through the paint and zinc.  It was all surface rust, and a body shop
fixed it quite inexpensively.  The only paint required was around the
mounting hardware (completely hidden from view), so just cleaned off the
rust, primed, and did touch-up.

Dave Weiss
'91 V8 5-spd
'93 90 CS UnQ