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So I was changing my rear brakes and as i was lowering the car, 1st gen, onto the jack stands the pinch weld jack area crunched in about a half inch.

The car was originally in the DC area and its been in IL for the last 5 years. When I got it the exhaust system was rittled with pinhole leaks and the two bolts that connect the manifold to the cat pipe were so rusted and stretched out it caused a gap between the two sections.

Its not completely roached or anything yet but the crunching of the jack area really made me feel kind of bad.
 

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Yeah, that royally sucks! I had it happen a couple of times over the years, but fortunately it never resulted in a compromise of the seam's integrity. Check the area for a leak and seal it if necessary. If no leaks, touch it up with primer and paint. I hope it works out in your favor.
 

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Sad to see rust on our cars but when you live in the northern part of our country got to have stuff on da roads so we can drive !! I know I have some but do take mine to da car wash to get the bottom sprayed to get rid of the liquid stuff they put out on da roads !!!!
 

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Yeah the winter wash bottom spray is a must haha

Ill probably bring it in and bomb it with rust converter and cover it with rustoleum.
 

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There are products with a long flexible straw that has holes punched into the straw.
You stick it all the way in a crevice, squeeze the aerosol and slowly pull the straw out.
It does a good job of coating inaccessible areas.
 

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I've used Fluid Film before, and the American version of Krown. Didn't keep the car but three years, but no new rust. Anybody else?
 

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Never heard of it before but then when you live in the snow belt you hope you can only to extend your issues with rust !!!
 
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