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What Happens to Bondo Bodywork After a Couple of Years


About 3 years ago I did some body repairs to the rear quarter panels on my 1993 Acura Vigor. To be honest, this was a $500 car and I didn't put too much effort into it. My main goal was to seal up a water leak.

It only took about a year to start to see the paint bubble again indicating the rust had returned. Perhaps I could have done a better job of removing the old rust, but it's been my experience that if you don't cut the rust out completely and replace it with new metal, it's very likely that the rust will come back in a couple of years.

I'm not saying you shouldn't use Bondo, or do fiberglass repairs to your vehicle. I'm just trying to point out something that Neil Young sang about years ago, Rust Never Sleeps. So don't be surprised if in a couple of years after you do a bond repair that the rust comes back.

At least my trunk doesn't leak anymore, and that was my main goal.


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