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I have just recently purchased a 450SE (76 model). Everything is in great condition thank goodness, but the other day while washing it i noticed like a small bubble beneath the paint near the seal of the front window. I know its a sign of rust....im not sure what to do, should i go to a body paint shop and remove it (which might cost a fair bit only for a small bit of rust) or i was wondering to use electronic rust prevention, but i cant really be preventing rust because its already here...any suggestions??

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I'd say get to this right away because it's a tough and costly spot once it grows. As an aside, anytime you have your windshield changed out, be sure the shop primers the area because the small scratches they inevitably leave will rust in due time, a major cause of windshield rust problems.


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If you are just seeing signs of rust on a 34 year old car, then you are doing very well. Most other cars are a pile of rust in the junk yard by now.
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