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Yellowram00 07-04-2012 09:27 PM

Rust help!
I just bought my first ram yesterday my family has always had dodge always will. I have the 2000 sport 1500 the rust dosent look horrible from the outside but under the doors is pretty bad. I don't have access to a welder but I want this truck to last for a good while. I was thinking about using herculiner to prevent future rust. Whats the best remodys to repair without cutting. I also have a small spot on the one rear fender. I'm sure this has been discussed before but I could use the help!!!thanks

Laramie4x4 07-04-2012 09:45 PM

Check this out, I've never really dealt with rust but this stuff looks like it works pretty well!

Ram11 07-04-2012 09:47 PM

If it were me I would look for other doors ... just way to much work trying to repair them ,,,, rust always has a way to work it way back.........

Warlock III 07-04-2012 10:27 PM

^ I agree ^

The rust has to be removed completely. Think of it as cancer. You can't just get rid of most of it and cover up the rest. I'd find a set of replacement doors, cut the bed and patch it back in. That quarter sized spot is more like the size of a tea cup saucer.

Yellowram00 07-04-2012 10:53 PM

I was kinda leaning twords new but wasent sure. I think the kbs would eat too much and I'd be forced to get them welded. So far 300 is the cheapest I'm finding. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place? I'm also going to get the dodge yellow and respray the whole truck. The clear is coming off in some spots.

Dodge Boy13 07-05-2012 01:05 AM

i was wondering the same thing! both my doors are ehh but its hard to find them in my color so i was looking how to fix it

ArmyofOne 07-05-2012 03:28 AM

If you post up a picture I can help you out more, but without seeing the extent of it, i cant tell you if its too far gone or not.

OffRoadRam25 07-05-2012 01:30 PM

I had the same problem on my old 97 ram, but mine was on the rocker panels under the doors as well as the bottom of the doors. It was a cheap truck so I just fiberglass patches the empty holes and herculined the bottom portion of the truck and it looked great for a few months but eventually the rust came back through the herculiner. About once every 2 months I would just spray paint it again it black "rust preventative" to make it look new again.

Yellowram00 07-06-2012 05:39 PM

For some reason. I can't post pics I'm guessing becuasr I'm using my phone

Chunkem 07-07-2012 09:55 AM

Let us know how you make out and please keep us updated......

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