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Offline Gorg

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XJ Roof Rust
« on: July 17, 2010, 07:07:42 PM »
So my recently bought jeep has some rust on the roof, right now it has some bluing and some cracking/chipping(?) paint and a bit of the bubblies on the front passenger corner. What would be the best course of action; I'd like to get this fixed, preferably before winter comes along.. For a reasonable price  ::)
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Offline Tyn Pow

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 07:55:13 PM »
Wasn't the rust on the roof above the A-pillars a standard feature on all XJ's? :D

My 99 had it when I got it 5 years ago and hasn't gotten any worse.

But if you're doing it on the cheap I'd just grind/sand/fill/prime and paint yourself - it's the roof which nobody sees and it's a jeep so it doesn't have to look good.

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 03:51:25 PM »
I blasted it, cut out the infected metal, made new parts, welded it in grind and filled and its all gone now:)
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Offline Gorg

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 07:02:07 PM »
So similar deal as what Tyn Pow said? i figured that was my only option if i dont want to spend over a thousand; i heard some do it for a few hundred, but i figure for that price i could probably do it better myself..

unfortunately i dont have the equipment to weld things.. not too sure i know what you mean though.
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Offline w squared

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 07:18:20 PM »
Be careful. XJ's are a unibody design, so that rust may be a stressed structural member... ???
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Offline Gorg

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 06:35:19 PM »
Sorry im very tired atm, what would the result be? :P
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Offline Tyn Pow

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 07:15:30 PM »
Sorry im very tired atm, what would the result be? :P
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If the rust is gnarly do what Jenssen said.  If it's just surface rust on the roof panel itself you can cheap out and patch it up yourself, if you're up to the task

Offline Gorg

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Re: XJ Roof Rust
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 06:08:33 PM »
Ah yes, i get it now; Sounds good. Any updates on your new bumper?  :D
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