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    Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    My 2009 SRX V8 has a rust issue in the driver's side rear wheelwell (see image). Otherwise the body is perfect.

    Any recommendations?

    SRX Wheelwell Rust.JPG

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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    Get it cut out and new metal welded in followed by rust inhibitor primer followed body work and painting. After that use RustCure 3000 in all the body panels. If you don't want to go that route you could cover it up with a chrome wheel molding you can find on line for the first generation SRX, but I'd still use the RustCure.

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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    Yep ^^^^ Very typical of cars in the snow/road chemical belt.

    Once that cancer gets away from you it's a quick downhill process. That looks like it's between two pinch-welded stampings - the worst place for rust to start. Check each fenderwell - I'll bet there's more.

    Repairs for this type of rust are NOT cheap and correct action is very necessary. Yesterday.

    You're not alone - find some pictures of the underside (rear suspension cradle) of a Northstar FWD Deville from the snow belt. Here's another member's Seville during an exhaust install in upstate NY - not good.
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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    I spoke to a local body shop this morning. He says he'll cut it out and replace the area. He'll have to repaint the door right next to it, also.

    $700 -$800.

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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    It's really economics.
    If you feel the car has substantial miles left, and you like the car, go for it.
    If it was mine, I'd be more tempted to go the bondo and spray can route.
    I'd take a look at your brake lines too, that's another area of corrosion concern on these.

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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

    Also make sure the area does not trap dirt or at least clean it. Metal folds and junctions can collect leaves, dirt and debris. When that happens it traps any moisture and eventually it will start to rust the panels.

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    Re: Rust Spot in Wheelwell of 2009 SRX: What to Do?

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    Also make sure the area does not trap dirt or at least clean it. Metal folds and junctions can collect leaves, dirt and debris. When that happens it traps any moisture and eventually it will start to rust the panels.
    I have to get a small area above my drivers rear wheel well done. I'll be using RustCure 3000 there and in all other panels to prevent that from happening, plus keeping an eye out for rock chips and repairing them ASAP.

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