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As for the weather, it's currently quite nice right now.

It reached like 50f today. We've got like 6-8 inches of snow on the ground.

We need some rain to wash all the salt and junk of the road.

As for welding, youtube has helped alot. It doesn't really seem SUPER difficult, just rather and the fact that you certainly won't want to screw up.

Plus I'd need a welder and all that equipment, and also an enclosed space to work on the car.

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Update:

This is not related to the repair in question, but a different one.

The car is almost done, and I've started to get some pictures of it.

They've taken care of other cosmetic issues as well. 

They redid my back bumper and they sent me a few pictures yesterday. 

This is before

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z33YETX6iUFbVSGBN1Mh2yIltX0cLtyu

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q8LRU6-KlTdlUkeE_BZx0S2w2OThpGST

This is now
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yuk38M9Eeek58y1dGr1jAiHvaOXo4eWH

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MJIdGlsHi4kxnmzT4LqRwL-QANrn-7or

Looks pretty good I must say!

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Must say, that is very impressive.

Looks like a professional but expensive job.

I had gotten the impression that they were just going to address the exact rust spots.

It looks like they redid the whole rear. It's a gorgeous finish.

Are you satisfied with the work job? Cause that's all that matters!

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21 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Must say, that is very impressive.

Looks like a professional but expensive job.

I had gotten the impression that they were just going to address the exact rust spots.

It looks like they redid the whole rear. It's a gorgeous finish.

Are you satisfied with the work job? Cause that's all that matters!

Yeah I was just expecting the rust spots. I told them they can do whatever they want on the car though.

Yeah looks like they repainted the entire back end, it sure does look really good. 

I'll have to ask what they're going to charge me again, but when I dropped it off they said around 350 for labor. They also stated multiple times that most of the price of the job would be the materials, so let's hope I'm not charged too much.

As for being satisfied, heck yeah I am! Looks like a new car. I'll have to wait and see the other spots.  

Once I get the car back, I'll have to take before and after pictures of everything to show what they did. 

This definitely wouldn't be worth it at a normal shop, but for cheap, why not.

Only thing that sucks is having to wait so long. I'm probably going to get it back the weekend of the 21st. 

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Glad to hear that your satisfied.

But yeah. That's a heck of a long time to wait.

They must be pretty busy working on other cars as well.

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Yeah, they're pretty busy and they only have a few kids who are skilled enough to work on customer's cars.

I'm REALLY hoping I'll get it back by the end of this week, we'll see.

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I picked up the car today. They did a really good job on all of the paint and the dents. They did a good job fixing up the rust also. I'll try and get some pictures soon.

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Oof, I'm late on this.

Well that's good news, Matt.

I'm really hoping that the rust will not return at all.

If there's anything that will cause rust to reappear, it will more than likely be excessive winter driving (salt) and unpaved roads (stones).

Looking forward to those pics! :D

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On 12/27/2018 at 8:45 PM, Nate4x4 said:

Pretty hard, almost impossible  Xender Discord Omegle for the DIY'er unless you're real good with a welder. The rockers are welded on and will need to be cut off and new pieces welded. Labor will be pretty hard. 

Also, I'm hopefully going to have the repair done at a technical high school and I might be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure they don't charge labor, just the price of the materials.

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Bro serious.....

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Oh that's okay....just that guy above is going around copying everyone's posts. lol

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On 12/27/2018 at 8:45 PM, Nate4x4 said:

Pretty hard, almost impossible  FileZilla UC Browser Rufus for the DIY'er unless you're real good with a welder. The rockers are welded on and will need to be cut off and new pieces welded. Labor will be pretty hard. 

Welcome. Would you be able to provide us your location?

 
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On 12/27/2018 at 9:01 PM, Nate4x4 said:

Rust does not "spread". The metals in your car are constantly trying to be in their normal state, a metallic oxide.

Undercoatings help to prevent this but as time passes the coatings weaken and loses its ability to protect your car from corrosion.

Constant exposure to salts, rain etc does not help. A weak area in the car enables the salts and electrolytes to attack the surface quicker so the corrosion becomes worse. 

Say they did need to be replaced. How difficult would you say that would be to do on your own? Not a neat job, but just one that replaces the panels and paints them the same color of the rest of the car.

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