Jbenrod wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:11 pm
I think you know that is pretty advanced corrosion (rust) and will be expensive to repair. At the least you need to treat it now to slow the spread. You can spend some time reading up on the different options depending on how much you value your Vibe.
I would recommend this product for something like that: CRC 06026 Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor. You can get a 4 can pack for under $40 that would treat the underside. There are many other products as well that you could also use, but at least do something now to try and slow that down.
Your post serves as a reminder that we all need to be checking the underside once a year and treating it for any developing corrosion.
Jbenrod pretty much nailed it. Definitely need to address it sooner than later using some sort of corrosion slower-downer.
If the hole is in the floorpan itself, then you should be able to poke through it to the carpet. In that case, your best bet is going to be to cut out the bad spot and have a replacement piece welded in. That is what I did with this spot that is directly under the drivers seat.
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Good luck on the job hunt. It's definitely a difficult battle. I have several friends and family who were laid off and/or let go through this pandemic stuff; some recently got called back and others are still hunting.
Depending on your location, this could still pass inspection if you have it; or if no inspection not be an issue. It IS a safety issue, but is still drivable in the interim.