Rocker Panel Repair


A rocker panel is a stamped steel piece and is an important part of your car's body structure. They are placed along the sides of the vehicle between the fronts and rear wheel well openings, just below the doors. 


Permanent rust repair of rocker panels can be done without welding. Welding process can cause bigger problems if the back sides of the welds are not treated and coated properly. Welding in new metal is not a certainty that the rust will not come back again. Weld seams usually rust from the inside if not coated correctly and if not protected from moisture on the blind side. 


Oxidized weld seams rust faster than any other kind of rust-vulnerable material. If the rust caused is not structural, it can be repaired without welding. Rocker Panel Repair involves repairing the rust in the best possible way instead of welding it in new metal and then filling the seam with auto body filler. Repairing shouldn't be carried out in a high moisture environment. 


When you purchase a car, don't forget to perform an initial inspection of the vehicle. Make sure that there are no traces of structural rust present anywhere on the car. When your newly purchased car becomes older, do a thorough inspection of all rust areas. Following this, open up, descale and carefully clean all these areas. All non-structural Rocker Panel Repairs described till now is being done without welding. 


If the weld lines are not shielded with a product, the new and rapidly approaching rust will come out again through the body filler. Fixing a rust hole on the rocker panel can cost you a lot of money. Instead, follow some simple steps to get your job done easily, at an economical price. 


Use structural foam to fill the holes first. Then, apply a body filler to render it a nice structure. Finally, paint the bottom black so that no finish work remains. The complete process takes about an hour. This method should not be exercised on a show car or a car which is meant to be sold to another buyer. It is done just to save money and bypass inspection. 


Rust-O-Rama specializes in Rocker Panel Repair and has been removing years of rust off vehicles in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They charge reasonable prices for their offered services. 


About Author:

Mark Hill has been an author of great articles on fitness, wellness, and diet for almost 20+ years now. You can also check out what he has in store about Auto Body Rust Repair in By using a revolutionary method of repairing service, car bumps are gone in no time.

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