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As much as I don't want to, I'm slowly beginning to think I'm going to have to pound some salt with my 9000. (Anybody got a cheap potential winter beater?)

I know one can only do so much (and very little with the stuff that's already rust) but I just do NOT want to watch this car get any rustier. There's very little now and I'd like it to stay that way...

There's a bunch of spots where the paint has either been chipped or is peeling off, to bare metal.

-Left Fender
-Hatch
-Couple doors
-Roof, around the sunroof
-Hood, which is totally fucked anyway and I don't really care about it.

And the rust. Both 1/4 panels, under that last little piece of plastic/rubber trim. I'm thinking the left side is pretty bad... visually it's okay, but I can pull pieces out from inside the wheel well...

IIRC there's some rust hiding under the Aero wheelarch trim on the left fender.

For the bare metal bits I'm thinking of just cleaning them up and hitting them with some touch-up paint. But what about the car as a whole? And the 1/4 panels, I just don't have any bodywork talent, but I'm thinking some rust converter and POR-15 on the inside and hope for the best?

I guess this is more of a list of reasons that I want a winter beater than anything else, but still advice would be good.
 

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What do you mean about the car as a whole, as in some form of durable wax or sealant? Another option you have for the exposed rust is using cavity wax to act as a temporary barrier especially if the rust more severe than simple surface rust. If you have plans to have the rust repaired, POR15 would be an awesome solution for the time being but as long as the rust is still underneath, it will always be a matter of time before it comes back to the surface again. :(
 

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What do you mean about the car as a whole, as in some form of durable wax or sealant? Another option you have for the exposed rust is using cavity wax to act as a temporary barrier especially if the rust more severe than simple surface rust. If you have plans to have the rust repaired, POR15 would be an awesome solution for the time being but as long as the rust is still underneath, it will always be a matter of time before it comes back to the surface again. :(
Some kind of sealant is what I was thinking. Never heard of the wax idea, definitely have to look into that.

Buy a beater.

I have some. You got snows for a 96 900SE?
Trust me, I want to. The issue is coming up with enough money on short notice to get something worthwhile. Gotta have a backup plan I guess :)

....I do have some studded Hakkas on 5lug steelies....
 

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In my humble opinion. Just flippen drive it.

I have a hard time buying the whole not driving a sub 10k car in winter.
 
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