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    I am considering purchasing a 1915 T touring. The left rear panel has a rough surface. It is not bondo, as a magnet sticks to it all over. Is it rust? The paint is at least 15 years old, according to the owner. There is no flaking and the metal seems firm when I thump it with mu knuckle. The rough surface starts at the top of the panel and does not extend to the bottom of the panel See attached picture. Thank you for your assistance.
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  • #2
    It's hard to tell with a pic but it looks like it's rust bubbles with layers of metal missing
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
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    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

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    • #3
      Funny thing we have the same initials. I have a 23 coupe.


      • #4
        Yep that is black enamel brushed over rust, and it has rusted more under the paint.

        If that panel is like that, assume the rest of the body under the paint is the same and price it accordingly re a complete strip down and sandblast.


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