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    Rust repair estimate

    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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    Rust repair estimate

    Hello everybody I'm new here, this is my first time posting, so I apologize in advance if I've screwed something up. I have a little rust damage on my car. I want to know how easy this kind of rust is to repair. The first two links are of the door, just different views. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GvLunh5EuaGr7LiKj2Mm1AdORSA02C5b https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-aW32v-NqfLl7cYTF8Y105uKs59kDITY The next two are different areas. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rWqt-pr-KdNJ4ekOHH42GPvPKzRtMB6j https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R8SEq26WMJUbW9DuNfdyUDYXfTpXICcX 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. Thank you all and I hope to have some good input soon.
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    Rust repair estimate

    well...thank you so much Nate, that's mighty nice to hear!
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    01 Cavalier Shark Fin

    Would you mind taking a picture of the fin? Some sort of glue must be holding it on.
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    2008 Cobalt LT

    Make it a sleeper. It'd be pretty funny.
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    Need a Used Car

    Hmm Cobalt Coupe maybe? As long as it's not an SS you'll be fine.
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    Need a Used Car

    I've got a Cobalt Coupe, I like it alot, maybe that would interest you. Perhaps also a Toyota Celica or a Toyota MR2 would interest you also. All of these cars would be fairly fun to drive if they're a 5 speed manual, I think they look decent, and they're not too hard or expensive to work on.
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    Rust repair estimate

    In the meantime, I've been researching welding. If I'm going to become a car enthusiast, I want to learn how to weld in order to avoid any future problems like this. Buying a welder would be expensive, but if I can learn how to weld it'd be well worth it. Living here in CT, if you buy a used car 10+ years older, most cars you find are going to have varying amounts of rust on them unless you get lucky. Amount of salt they use on the roads in winter here is absurd.
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    Rust repair estimate

    and besides the door, they're going to be welding the right rocker and the wheel well, so the only thing I'd have to worry at all about coming back is the door. They're going to take the door apart, sand it I'm guessing, and use rust converter. Hopefully that will eliminate it or last a good while.
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    Rust repair estimate

    yes More expensive than I was hoping, but hey, I'd like to keep the car for a good amount of years, it's gotta be done. Also, they're repairing other things as well, like any paint scratches and dents.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Paint and materials will be 534 exactly.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Update: I dropped the car off Wednesday, labor will be around 330 US dollars. I'm going to call them on Monday if they don't get back to me by then with the price of materials.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Thanks Nate, great to hear from you too! Soon, I shall.... I'm thinking of getting these to apply in the future. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Cobalt-Pontiac-G5-Coupe-Double-Rally-Stripes-Decals-Choose-Color/152588449517?hash=item2386faf6ed:m:mbfuWahM8fOI7dcvBV2dwdQ:sc:USPSPriority!06278!US!-1:rk:31:pf:0&var=452008456976 As for you being ill, I'm glad you're feeling better. I got over some sickness recently too. Nothing major, just annoying. Anyways, take care, and you'll hear from me soon enough again. I'm guessing I'll drop the car off Wednesday.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Update: I can't drop the car off today. Once I do, I'll post how long they expect it to take and the approximate price.
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    Rust repair estimate

    As for walking......well I live about 35-40 minutes away from work and my school. I work right near the school, so if I'm working after school I will walk there or my mom will drive me and then I'll get picked up. Weekends I drive there.
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    Rust repair estimate

    You're very welcome! Yeah, lots of changes in the plan, but it's for the better. I'll be using one of my parents cars to go to work sometimes, and the other times my mom can take me because our schedules sometimes line up and she works nearby me. As for school, I'll just have to take the bus all the time, no more rolling into the lot with the yellow beast anytime soon lol
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    Rust repair estimate

    Another update: I brought the car to Ellis tech with my father. The shop teacher looked at it, and they can do all the work. They're going to cut and weld a patch into the read of the right rocker, and they'll also weld the right rear wheel well. For the door, he said he wouldn't bother with replacing it, he's going to sand it and try and treat the inside, if it comes back, then they can replace it. They're also going to take care of basically every cosmetic issue they can, dents and stuff like that. I'm dropping off the car on Monday. Once it is done, I will show before and after pictures. I'm guessing it will take a long time, probably a month, but it's well worth it. Hell yeah man
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    Rust repair estimate

    Also, I called Ellis tech today, that's the tech school closest to mine that has an auto body shop. They have agreed to work on the car. I'm going to bring it down there next week and have them take a look. I'm thinking what's going to happen, after they have a look, I'll pick up the door with my friend, the school will order whatever they need for the work, and we'll be on our way
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    Rust repair estimate

    Sounds good, I shall see what I'll do!
  20. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Thank you You are a kind soul.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Oh yeah lol Might as well, only 11 bucks If you want, you can ask about the fluid film, I'd appreciated it. I've been looking it up and I've only really heard good things about it.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Update This isn't really related to the repair, but I'd like input. Wondering if anybody's had experience with this product. https://www.amazon.com/Lubricant-Corrosion-Inhibitor-11-75-oz/dp/B00PWZ0XNM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1549765696&sr=8-4&keywords=fluid+film I was thinking I'd get any of the hard to reach places with this, and maybe cover what rust I have with this until a repair can be made. Also, I'm thinking of putting these on my car.... https://www.amazon.com/COBALT-GRAND-STRIPES-Fender-Stripes/dp/B006HH0B90/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1549767470&sr=8-6&keywords=chevy+cobalt+decals
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    Rust repair estimate

    Thanks man, hopefully it does.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Update: We're not going to get the door yet, I'm going to wait until one of the schools guarantees that they can work on it and match the paint if possible.
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    Rust repair estimate

    Oh lol It's just one of my old mountain bikes. His SUV is what's burning the fuel. That thing literally burns more fuel than than what the Iraqis burned in Kuwait.
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