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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Key Rust Areas in Cobalt Coupes

Does anyone know the key areas where out cars tend to rust out?

I've hit the lips of the wheel wells, hood drain holes and trunk drain holes with Fluid Film.

But I'd like to know if there are any other prone areas where rust starts to form.

If anyone has an '05, or knows someone with an older Cobalt, please pass the question along.

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I have an 05 but with no signs of body rust.



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 02:17 PM
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you will get the rust in typical areas, depending on the model of car, because the ss models have the plastic sideskirts that protect the rocker panels from rusting out, so on an LS/LT, best to hit those as well
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sideskirts only protect from damage and rust if people keep the car cleaned. salt, water, and dirt can get inbetween the skirts and rockers, build up over time and eventually lead to rust. also another common problem ive seen with the cobalts it the very bottom front corners of the doors tend to chip and the weather causes them to rust. this is because the doors slightly stick out further then the front fender. mine did this, had my body man adjust it a little better to make them even and it hasnt happened again
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I had a stone chip on my hood for some time that didn't rust thanks god now Its a touched up with paint. (off topic sort of I know lol)



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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 06:09 PM
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well touche to the rockers, but a little off the side, my corsica has no rust on the car itself, just the nose of the hood, so it goes to show, rust can be anywhere

Do yourself a favour, bubblewrap your car, and you'll be fine
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yea your not going to completely prevent it on every part of your car. if everyone did that then car sales would drop lol. you wanna get real depressed about rust? go look at the surface rust on certain areas underneath of your car or on your shosck and strut assemblies
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Rust is a fact of life, just like sex, it'll always be there
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