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Re: Northern rusty Q's?
In addition to Kneale's comments, the underbody hardware will be rusty, the
brake & fuel lines may be rusty (although they are well protected with a
tough coating), the crimps on the SS oil cooler lines may be rusted, the oil
pan may be rusted, the coil springs may be rusted. The bodies usually hold
up well, except as noted by Kneale.
I've taken to having the underbody sprayed with rustproofing compound each
'94 S4 94k km
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kneale Brownson" <email@example.com>
To: "The PC Handyman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: Northern rusty Q's?
> Every nonrepainted type 44 I've ever looked at here in the rustbelt has
> rust showing on the spots where the chrome trim above the rear bumper is
> fastened to the body. Many have had rust on the area surrounding the
> windshield if the glass has been replaced. There may not be actual rust
> visible if it's been looke after well, but the interruptions in the
> smoothness of paint will be discernible. I've not seen rust of any
> significance on things like main fender panels, door skins, hoods and
> lids, so the galvanizing generally works except where it's been
> by scratching.
> Kneale Brownson
> At 05:16 AM 12/20/99 -0500, The PC Handyman wrote:
> >Do quattros from up north rust out? I've heard the bit about the body
> >galvanized, but I've never seen a northern example... The car in question
> >a '91 200q.