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Hi! As the title states im looking at getting some information about S13 Sunroofs in regards to rust, as the rust is coming back through again *Sigh*.

 

Have done some research into it and am looking into the method of welding a metal plate and bogging/fibreglassing over the top if there is no other option that will permanently fix the sunroof rust problem..

 

Just wondering if there are any suggestions as to ways to rid of the rust (permenantly) and retain the sunroof?

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Hi! As the title states im looking at getting some information about S13 Sunroofs in regards to rust, as the rust is coming back through again *Sigh*.

 

Have done some research into it and am looking into the method of welding a metal plate and bogging/fibreglassing over the top if there is no other option that will permanently fix the sunroof rust problem..

 

Just wondering if there are any suggestions as to ways to rid of the rust (permenantly) and retain the sunroof?

 

Had the same issue with an old commodore of mine, we went and talked to one of my dads panel beater mates and he said it was actually easier to weld an entire roof on rather than just a single section lol, just a little food for thought.

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cut the roof skin off a non sunroof 13 and weld it up haha..

 

seriously though its a *rabbit* of a job and in most cases comes back anyway..

poor design just lets water sit in there and will frack out either way..

 

been holding off doing mine for ages.. like the look of sunroofs but cant afford to fix it all the time

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Hi! As the title states im looking at getting some information about S13 Sunroofs in regards to rust, as the rust is coming back through again *Sigh*.

 

Have done some research into it and am looking into the method of welding a metal plate and bogging/fibreglassing over the top if there is no other option that will permanently fix the sunroof rust problem..

 

Just wondering if there are any suggestions as to ways to rid of the rust (permenantly) and retain the sunroof?

 

having had problems with rust myself id say that's the best method. Fuk the thing off!

 

if your good at fibreglassing and sanding you can actually get a pretty good result.

 

Good luck dude! :yeah:

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When you drop the sunroof out to be fixed, there's 1 clear tubes that are the water draining thing. Run a compressor and blow these out like anything. Mine had this problem, and i had someone cut the rust from the roof, cut in new steel and then fix. It turned out perfect.

 

I had it in 2 corners, and it had already been dodgily repaired in Japan before.

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rexhunta/outside/sunroof.jpg

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You want to do it properly or it will just come back and spread.

Check out my hijacked 'how to' in approved articles.

http://www.silviawa.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43757

The last post. Example is a sill panel but same method.

More examples on our website.

http://www.bayswaterautofix.com.au/

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have been putting it off myself, was thinking of taking the angle grinder out and cutting the rust out myself then get a panel beater to finish the job so I know that they didnt cut corners (pardon the pun). Do you think it came back because it was a bandaid fix? how much did it cost?

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Yeah I love my sunroof, especially as my cars aircon doesnt work so keeping it would be great haha.

 

Mad so there is hope to fix it! I might give it another shot (doing it properly this time) when I get the car resprayed!

 

When you drop the sunroof out to be fixed, there's 1 clear tubes that are the water draining thing. Run a compressor and blow these out like anything. Mine had this problem, and i had someone cut the rust from the roof, cut in new steel and then fix. It turned out perfect.

 

I had it in 2 corners, and it had already been dodgily repaired in Japan before.

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rexhunta/outside/sunroof.jpg

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mine wasn't just cut where the rust was, it was cut back about 40-50mm past the rust, and then 2 sheets put back in. This was done to stop any chance. Was also fishoiled, left, primed, then he put a killrust paint over it as well as precaution inside and out. Took about 3 days he said.

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Ok cheers for the advice! Has been very useful.

Ive decided im going to try and repair the rust.. again - however I plan on doing it properly.

 

Here are some pics of the rust at the moment.

 

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/...yz1/photo41.jpg

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/...ayz1/photo3.jpg

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/...ayz1/photo2.jpg

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/...ayz1/photo1.jpg

 

What i was wondering is, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd links look hard to fix, how do you suggest that i fix the rust that is not "ontop" of the roof?

 

Would i just cut out the entire section of the affected area (and a bit more) get the metal sheet bend and weld back on?

 

Thanks guys!

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