By golly, I am about ready to start detailing my truck when it occurs to me. I have GOT to get to my rust problem before it gets worse [already out of control]. You would almost never know it from looking at my truck.
Here are my fenders!
This one is where the most visible damage is. Above the center of the fender flare.
The rest look great.
Consider those the befores.
During the removal, they looked like this
And furthermore, with the paint removed and the rust exposed.
And rust under the doors... and on them
Needless to say I spend the day removing flares, removing paint, sanding, prepping, taping and ultimately coating the rust spots with a rust stopping paint. The flares will go and I will be hitting the lower rockers and rust spots in the near future with something of that nature as well. It isn't pretty to say the least having 3 or so spots exposed like that. Not sure yet if I am going to pursue using a color that is close to my truck or just leaving it.
If you have flares similar to mine, it would be advantageous
to remove them and stop the rust before you can see it creeping above the flares, as I now have on my drivers side.