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Hey guys another question. I have holes all along the bottom of my back passenger vent window. Wonder what I can do to help fix this myself. Since I am doing it myself I dont have the option of welding. If anyone can give me a direction because I have slight little holes that i have gotten the rust out fo but they left a hole. Thanks for any advise.

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You're not saying what year car you have, but I'll just post a general answer that may help.

Ideally when you have rust and rust through, you ideally want to cut out the metal and replace it with new. However, if you don't have access to a welder or at least an acetylene torch to braze with, then you now have to use the substitutes.

I've heard of people using fibreglass and getting a pretty good result out of it, problem is, that if you're applying it from the outside, you will have a hard time blending it into the fender.

Another solution I've seen, is to use the POR-15 panel repair method. This stuff is basically a super thickened variation of super glue, which used with the cloth they have, works like fibreglass but uses a thinner patch and hence thinner repair overall.

They also have an epoxy that you can mix and apply from the back side and use that to fill the holes.
 

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Its on the back vent window so its a 280zx 82. Thanks for the advice I havent heard of the panel repair can you get it at any regular auto parts place? Thanks

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As far as I know, POR-15 products are only available through certain distributors. If I recall I think Motor Sports carries it, but I think only specific products and not their whole line.

My point of contact is a guy named Chuck over here in Oregon.

His address / phone is:

Custom Product Sales
3115 Crocker Road
Eugene, Oregon 97404
(541) 345-8092

I'm sure he can either tell you whom to contact, or can sell you the stuff directly. I don't have any connection with him and I don't receive anything if you buy from him.

The Super Deluxe All Product Kit, is kinda spendy at $120 but it has EVERYTHING. Not only the products but also the brushes, gloves and safety breathing mask. They show a guy repairing a floor pan with it.

I have a neighbor up the street that has done both floor pans and repaired the removal of a spare tire well from his Datsun (510?), not sure of the model, the little boxy one. From what I've seen, it is amazingly STRONG stuff and surprisingly light. I'm still old school, so for me, floor pans should have new metal welded in, but having seen him sit and jump up and down on his floor pan after he's essentially FILLED A HOLE in the sheet metal, as well as removing his spare tire well and repairing the hole with this stuff, I'm impressed.

In my book, this stuff is great for what you're attempting, and from what they say, even more. Give Chuck a call, get a catalog and decide for yourself.
 
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