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Old 03-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #11  
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Just surface rust, it's on almost all cars these days. Check the seat rails or seat mounting bracket, it probably looks similar. I know my jeep looks the same way but I haven't bothered to look on the mustang.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:33 PM   #12  
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I'v had my GT for over a year now, i have some rust under the dash as well.. I thought about painting under the dash and like smythge done..
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:35 PM   #13  
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Okay, I feel better now. Still gotta deal with the water leak though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:35 PM   #14  
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I have a compressor and some painted attachments that I used for my home. One of the attachments will reach up there.

I have no intentions of doing any sanding.

The paint I will use is supposed to bond with the rust.

As for the rear end, I'm simply coating it with a sealent that protects against tust. If my car falls apart before the warranty is done ford gets to pay for a new rear end it seems, check your warranty.

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That's the way it is nowadays...
No priming or painting on those dash braces and support.
The car doesn't need to leak in order for those to rust out.
Especially being so close to the A/C vents.
So it's just surface rust right? Not like it's going to corrode through, correct?
Yep, your car ain't gonna fall apart anytime soon.
It will take a long time before it rusts all the way through.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:39 PM   #16  
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Richmod, what year is your Mustang??
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #17  
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Ford saving some money, take a look under your car, the entire rearend is bare metal, or in most cases rust. I spent 3 hours today sanding the rust off of mine and putting a coat of black paint on it.
When I did my exhaust, a while back, I couldn't resist to brush POR15 under there

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:41 PM   #18  
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I have it too, it's not uncommon. If it bothers you just wipe it down with a water displacing compound. It will leave a protective oily coat, and prevent it from corroding further.
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Richmod, what year is your Mustang??
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #20  
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It's call condensation, if your interior gets damp the bare metal will rust due to the water that is evaporated and recondensing on the unprotected metal. Mine has the same surface rust as yours.
Yes, its a common occurance with most vehicles. Ever vehicle Ive ever had as developed surface rust somewhere under the dash.
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