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At this point are these cars all rusting?

Old 10-05-2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SoFlaKidd View Post
100% FL car and no rust and i'm about to be at 160k
So what desert in the US are you in? Nothing like the weather in the UK I bet!
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:07 PM
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Generally the underneath of the cars is pretty good in terms of rust proofing. I have noticed spot welds in the transmission tunnel rusting and parts of seams where the sealer hasn't covered them 100%. Mine was pretty good and the parts that weren't good needed a quick wire wheel brush to get the rust off and then paint. Arches were solid and surprised me for a 12 year old car



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Old 10-06-2018, 01:32 AM
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All cars rust, they are made of metal, the youngest S2000's are coming up for 10 years old, the oldest 20. The only way to keep a car rust free is not to use it and keep it in a humidity controlled environment.
For the rest of us it's a case of keeping on top of the problem, death taxes and cars rusting it's what happens.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:17 AM
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Spot welds accelerate the rate of metal oxidisation and being as S2000's are held together by spot welds they're going to rust.

Seeing as I've had pretty much every common problem on an S. It's no surprise I was getting the usual rust and in some unusual specs too...

Front drivers jacking point



Rear crashbar mounting points and into the boot


Rear arch barrel to boot floor skin.


Rear drivers side inner arch to boot skin, same thing happened a few years ago on the passenger side.



Forever on the lookout for rust!
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:00 PM
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Should have gone too spec saver
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:36 AM
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avoid one like mine that lived outside for probably 14 years, wasn't driven that much mileage was split evenly between winter and summer. go for one that's been garaged and you should fair better
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My NA one is 2001
-was a daily until 2012
-has lived in garages its entire life
-washed and waxed a lot, prior to 2012 a lot lot
-was been undersealed by JR Classics in 2014

the arch lips have some minor corrosion which took hold while i was distracted with my son's birth. he's now 6





the boot ambushed me though and will be replaced next month


underneath its very solid, body looks great for the year


but rust free, at 17yo and used? Not likely.
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