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Does your 93-2001 Impreza have rust in this location


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The only place I have surface rust is around the side moulding behind the passenger door. The bubbles finally broke through this winter. :(
 

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yeah, rust sucks! i had the two rear q affected, but some nice guys took care of it, and just charge me 150 bucks!! 3 months and seems ok, let's wait to see what happen..
 

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I had some on both quarter panels, but the driver's side is in the process of being repaired right now. I would have had both sides done, but my body shop could only charge the paint for the driver's side to the insurance company.

Oh well, rust fix and respray + blend for $150 isn't a bad deal.
 

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Found more rust today, and the clips that hold the bumper to the quarters broke through.. Anyone have pics of how they repaired it? Ill get some pics of mine when i get the car in the air again. Both bumper beams are destroyed, but theyre coming off, and i have some at the bottom of the QPs, so the skirts need to come off too.
 

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Found more rust today, and the clips that hold the bumper to the quarters broke through.. Anyone have pics of how they repaired it? Ill get some pics of mine when i get the car in the air again. Both bumper beams are destroyed, but theyre coming off, and i have some at the bottom of the QPs, so the skirts need to come off too.
Drill a long screw from the bumper to the Body to hold it together.
 

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if you see any rust, or bubbling paint, it is probably worse than you think.
Remove the rear bumper and rear wheels and take a look at the damage. I did that this last weekend with my 97 OBS.
I used a wire wheel on a drill to clean it up and the went to town with some POR-15

 

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Nope- I paid to get mine fixed!
Thanks to Autobody Specialists here in Columbus it looks brand new. :)

I don't have any great "before" pics but I can assure you it was bad. Enough for the paint to fall off and be over 30 hours of labor. I also had it where the sideskirts were in the back if it makes any sense.

During the repair:



Now: :)


It's not cheap...but it's worth it if you plan on keeping your car. The longer you wait, the more it will cost.
 

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Nope- I paid to get mine fixed!


It's not cheap...but it's worth it if you plan on keeping your car. The longer you wait, the more it will cost.
Did they replace the rust with steel or is the repair just bondo?

Just out of curiosity how much did you end up spending?

Looks good.
 
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