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PSA on wheel well rust

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That rust started in the seam where the outer door panel skin is folded over the doorframe stamping. That is done prior to the primer and paint finish. Any touch-up work is just a waste of time, the panel seams retain moisture and will continue the corrosion process no matter what is done, short of getting new, properly treated door shells and panels.
I just picked up a new service replacement hood at just over cost. So, I will be installing the WRC type vents prior to fresh paint and a good application of rustproofing the inside perimeter!
The front doors are quickly rusting. They are next in line to get replacement. After that, I guess the replacement tasks will be tackled as the problem develops. The daily beater Focus 3door I use to avoid exposing the FiST to the winter, has cleaner doors than my 16 Fiesta!
 


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