HMC Open Mic: Dealing with Rust

To start of the week’s news, I wanted to pose a question to the HMC audience.   Aaron L. posed a great question in the comments earlier today. His vehicle has around 185,000 miles and rust is starting to creep onto his car. He was wondering how all of the high-milers out there mitigating the oncoming rust-storm? Do you have any strategies or tips? How to do you handle the eventual repairs? Do you take your car to an expert?  Use the comments down below to discuss rust. I eventually plan to create a list of high-mile techniques that we can use to keep our cars running to a million and beyond.  I plant o put it next to the hall of fame.

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  1. Just checking in Jason – it’s time for me to catch up on the HMC latest news. I’m lucky to live in an area where the climate doesn’t give us any rust-related challenges, but my Legend sedan spent its first 7 or 8 years in Illinois and had its fair share on the rear quarters when I picked it up. I ended up having a local body shop weld in some new panels there.

  2. I would think some POR 15 prep to etch the surface rust then hit it with the preservative. You could also hit it with a bed coating like Rhino Liner or Line X after the surface has Ben prepped to stop the old rust. I have a 2005 4Runner with 183,000 miles, I bought it with 150,000 miles last year. I have done the poor man’s version of rust control and hit the rusty areas underneath with black spray paint to atleast slow it down a little bit, may step up the effort a little to stop the rust while I am ahead with POR15. I also switched to Mobil 1 full synthetic High Mileage with matching Mobil 1 filter at 150,000mi. At 10,000 mile intervals when I do my oil changes, the oil is still clean.

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