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#569944 - June 20th 2012 9:57 pm Rust around windows
heat7 Offline
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Registered: May 14th 2011 5:34 pm
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Loc: mn
Looking at a g20 van that has similar rust around the windows as the one pictured here:



What can I use to cover it up so its at least decent looking, say a 20 footer?

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#569983 - June 21st 2012 1:37 am Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
draggnastro Offline
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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Loc: Springfield, Illinois
Best thing to do is pull the windows out and fix it right. I have to do the same thing on my Ford.
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#569997 - June 21st 2012 6:34 am Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
Wizard78 Offline
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Yea take the windows out and fix it ASAP
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#570018 - June 21st 2012 8:29 am Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
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I dont know the situation, but sometimes that stuff can be knarley, you may be better off to find another van? If you dont fix it yourself, you will spend way more repairing it than buying another van and shipping it....JMO


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#570034 - June 21st 2012 9:09 am Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
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its not really that difficult Adam, just takes a little time.
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#570072 - June 21st 2012 12:27 pm Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
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Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
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I've noticed a lot of GM conversion vans rust out around the those bay windows. I'm not saying it to be mean, but it's just an observation.

Poor prepping by the conversion company I dare say.
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#570079 - June 21st 2012 12:46 pm Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
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Roach has been working on his,The sooner you fix it the better
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#570085 - June 21st 2012 1:22 pm Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
wrcsixeight Offline
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Registered: April 30th 2010 8:57 pm
Posts: 1920
Loc: San Diego
The rust issues will not just be the exterior either. Most likely it has been leaking to the interior, and when you open it up to remove the windows. Mold and rust and Ughhhhhhhhhh.

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#570327 - June 22nd 2012 8:25 pm Re: Rust around windows [Re: heat7]
Sweet_Spot Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2008 1:54 pm
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Loc: Queens NY and East Islip, NY
On mine they cut two slices into the bottom base of the frame, I guess to allow water to leak out. Mine aren't that bad at all for it's age. I also stick the thin tube attached to some WD40 into the cut on both sides going both directions and spray inside, just for corrosion protection.

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