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I'm curious to know if anyone has found a solid fix for the infamous rear wheel well rusting that occurs on many hondas. Integras come with a tight fitting rubber seal inside the rear wheel well that seem almost water tight but I've heard from some folk that you should remove it as it gathers sand, grit and water over time and will speed up the rusting problem. Has anyone had the problem on their 96+ Integra and if so did you remove the seal?
 

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I have this problem on my 95 integra. I pulled off the rubber seal to see it filled with road salt
After taking the rubber off the rust has slowly been increasing which i'm going to have fixed in a month or two.
 

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Do these rust there in Florida as well?I would be surprised, as to think it was just here in the north that they rust due to road salt.

Waxing a car involves more than just the doors and hood- door jams, cracks, crevices, and that spot mentioned above.Keep it from starting if you can!!
 

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what about in places like where therse rain but no salt on the roads? i believe the rear body quarter panel is spot welded onto the frame's sheetmetal and the connection is where that small piece of rubber there. Since spot welding doest seal out water all the way i think the rubber was there to prevent water from getting inside. i guess?
 

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I did a while ago. It seems to have slowed the rust. once you take it off you have to remove the rust and paint it with primer and some kind of rubberized anti-rust paint to prevent stone chips. I was told to do this by a body shop.
 

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I had the same problem in my 94.. for a couple hundred dollars you can have a body shop weld in some new metal and repaint it, but as I was told, it's going to come back in a few years, it's just a temporary fix. The only way to get rid of it completely is to replace the whole quarterpanel ("luckily", I got into an accident and got the whole quarter replaced for free, hehe)
 
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