<VV> Rust Proofing

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 3 12:44:18 EDT 2010


I think it was common for the rust to start at the plastic plugs.  At least, 
that was my experience on two cars back in the 60s.  I quit going to Ziebart 
after that.  Slow learner, I guess.  Sounds like they still had that problem 
in the 80s.
Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Smitty" <vairologist at cox.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:48 AM
Subject: <VV> Rust Proofing

> Smitty says:  I won't condem anyone's effort at rustproofing.  My personal
> thoughts are keep it dry as much as possible.  My Brother in Law bought a
> new car back in the 80s and delivered it to Ziebart directly from the
> showroom.  Several years later (6 or 8)  the plastic plugs they had
> installed in the rocker panels developed rust around them.  Another couple
> of years and the plugs fell out of the rusty holes.  (the holes rusted
> away).  Shortly after that the rockers rusted out in places.  Maybe just a
> lousy local business, but it happened.
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