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Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Rust On Quarter Panel

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Elaine Sutton
• Sunday, 11 October, 2020
• 7 min read

Hello, My 2013 4×4 Sierra 1500 with 60,000 miles has rust bubbles about to break out on the top left side quarter panel. I had estimates from 3 body shops, and they are basically saying it will eventually come back somewhere else after they fix it.

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If you really like this truck and want to keep it for a long time, if look for a clean used bed from someplace they don’t use salt. If you’ve got bubbles on the bed sides, the rockers probably aren’t far behind.

If you really like this truck and want to keep it for a long time, if look for a clean used bed from someplace they don’t use salt. If you’ve got bubbles on the bed sides, the rockers probably aren’t far behind.

As stated before, I would replace the entire bedside so you can treat the inside of everything while the skin is off. Pull the plugs out of the inner rockers and look at the inside of them, they are probably rusty also.

Yes, rear quarter panel on my Tahoe started out as a small bubble, now it's a hole the size of a softball in less than a year. Rocker panels just had some paint chip off and I can tell it's going to be the exact same deal. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk.

Take a look at NBS trucks and notice that the ones with the rear wheel well liners usually never have the quarters bubbling with rust, since they help keep the elements out. I would replace the whole bedside to be right and if you plan on keeping the truck. A patch panel would be your second option but replacing the bedside is just as easy if not easier with little to no bond as compared to a patch panel.

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I coated the inside of my truck bed sides, cab corners, inner rockers and fender heels with Eastwood internal frame coating kit in black which etches the inner panels and protects. It starts on the back side of the panel and on top of the inner fender.

It’s why there are three rubber plugs on the underside of the fender you remove to clean the crap that sits in that seem. Fender liners do not help stop terminal rot from starting on the back side of the bed.

Only surface rust that starts when paints chipped off Also getting a used box could be a bad decision since its probably not far from rusting and bubbling like the original unless you get one from down south.

I'm having my whole box side on the passenger redone due to the same issue. If you want to slow it down you could spray in some corporeal from that vantage point and buy some time.

Otherwise, if you want to fix it plan on replacing the inner and outer fender. Hello, My 2013 4×4 Sierra 1500 with 60,000 miles has rust bubbles about to break out on the top left side quarter panel.

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I had estimates from 3 body shops, and they are basically saying it will eventually come back somewhere else after they fix it. Hello, My 2013 4×4 Sierra 1500 with 60,000 miles has rust bubbles about to break out on the top left side quarter panel.

I had estimates from 3 body shops, and they are basically saying it will eventually come back somewhere else after they fix it. If you were going to restore the truck to put on a pretty shelf, then yes go to the expense of cutting out the rust and either patching with a panel or an entire new quarter.

However, I would tell anyone in your position to look at the POR15 products on the market today. If properly used you could save a lot of money and have a repair that looks just as good.

The level of success depends on the prep work, following the instructions, and not having a short man complex. Do as you will but YouTube has a lot of videos on the subject.

Although this is a trusted shop but I don't understand why they can't cut and weld a new piece of metal in there? If I can pay someone to do a good job for a decent price, I'll do it.

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I work in a body shop doing this stuff daily, the proper way to do it is to get a new quarter from Subaru and replace it.it takes me about a day (8-10 hours) to take off both old quarter skins (including removing any glass and trim), Rebuild the inner structure that rusted away, align and fit the new quarter, prep the area for structural adhesive, then glue the new panels on, and seam seal everything. By the end of the next day the bodywork is done and the car will be ready for paint.

Paint $120 Clear coat $120 Primer $40 Misc $120 (tape, paper, sandpaper, plastic sheeting, body filler, seam sealer, panel border, etc) So I usually charge $1,000 to professionally install two new quarter panels and paint the whole rear of the car if the customer brings them to me.

Time frame is 3 days to a week to have it reassembled and back to the customer. EDIT: I'll post a write-up with pictures on how to do this as soon as my quarters show up.

Teddys totally right... patch jobs are only good if you plan on keeping the car for 2-3 years and chances are it might even come back beforehand if you don't rid of all the rust .....normally to do a complete at my shop its 5k plus depending on everything involved and the size of the car...... but you get what you pay for. Sure I have equipment and all that nonsense but when works slow, or insurance companies are screwing the body shop industry left and right I got to get money in my pocket somehow lol.

I work in a body shop doing this stuff daily, the proper way to do it is to get a new quarter from Subaru and replace it.it takes me about a day (8-10 hours) to take off both old quarter skins (including removing any glass and trim), Rebuild the inner structure that rusted away, align and fit the new quarter, prep the area for structural adhesive, then glue the new panels on, and seam seal everything. By the end of the next day the bodywork is done and the car will be ready for paint.

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Paint $120 Clear coat $120 Primer $40 Misc $120 (tape, paper, sandpaper, plastic sheeting, body filler, seam sealer, panel border, etc) So I usually charge $1,000 to professionally install two new quarter panels and paint the whole rear of the car if the customer brings them to me.

Time frame is 3 days to a week to have it reassembled and back to the customer. EDIT: I'll post a write-up with pictures on how to do this as soon as my quarters show up.

Your waaaaaaay to giving...industry rate here is 46 an hour roughly... I usually charge 35. I cut a break but i don't kill myself. UP here in MN the snow is crazy and the rust is frequent.

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