rust

  1. Greta_Van_Gogh

    Calling All Rust "Experts"

    Long story short I bought a 07' 170 with 52k mi on it about a year ago with the intention of using it as a platform to build my first conversion on knowing that I'd make plenty of mistakes along the way and probably end up wanting to redo it all at some point. 1 year later and I'm about 3/4...
  2. K

    Roof Rust Help

    Hey looking at buying this van but there is only one problem. The roof seams are really rusted. How hard would this be to save?
  3. S

    Windshield Rust Replacement Panel (South Florida, Shipping Available!)

    Sprinter Van Windshield Rust Replacement Panel - $399 Made of fiberglass, will never rust again! 1 hour installation after windshield removal! Contact us directly for more information : Sprinter Van City Acc3151@yahoo.com (772)461-2114 Below pictures show side by side comparison of our...
  4. K

    RUST RUST RUST

    Hey looking at buy this 2005 sprinter but the rust is really scaring me away. What are your guys thoughts? Never fixed rust before but would defilty be open to the idea if this wouldnt be to hard.
  5. S

    Brand New 2020 Windshield Leak

    So we were supposed to pick up our brand new 2020 Sprinter Cargo 144” today (ordered it many months ago & put deposit down) but got a call from dealership yesterday that there was a water leak coming from the windshield and they would need to replace the windshield. I stopped in there this...
  6. F

    Rust on brake hub assembly - 2020 Sprinter Winnebago Revel

    Just bought a new 2021 Winnebago Revel on a 2020 Mercedes Sprinter frame. The only issue I had is that it only has 870 miles on it but the brake hub assemblies on all 4 tires are rusted (not on the actual brake caliper since that rubs on the brake pad). Transwest RV in Colorado said all exposed...
  7. J

    Clearcoat T1N before rust starts

    Long time lurker, 1st time posting here. I have a unicorn that I'm building out and I want to be sure to take all necessary precautions I can. 2006 T1N 118" WB with only 30,000 miles, engine replaced on warranty at 24,000 miles. Only front and rear door windows with roof rack so its like a...
  8. S

    T1N Windshield Weatherstripping Causing Rust

    Hello everyone, got a 2006 118” with the om647. Observed that many have issues with rust developing just below the windshield weather stripping. As far as I understand the cause of the problem (the weatherstripping) is there for cosmetical reasons since the Windshield is glued to the body of...
  9. nickelnoff

    Rust on new Sprinters

    I read a lot of 'this and that' saying that Sprinters are very prone to rust. What's the actual low down here? I live no where near any coast line, hence no salt in the air and the car I currently drive which is a BMW tourer has picked up a spot of rust in the past 10 years. As for...
  10. leviallen

    Roof Rust Nightmare. Repairing seams once and for all

    Here is an image of what I plan to do: https://imgur.com/9aKJzWP Would love to have some input before I bond this thing together. I've had this van for 3 years, and since day one I've had roof leaking issues at all the seams where body panels meet on the roof. There's been various temporary...
  11. N

    Rust problem on floor between seat area and body

    Hey everyone, I've got a 2004 140" big boy and as you can see in the pictures I attached, there's this separation between the front seating area and the main body area where the metal flooring overlaps that got really rusty under the previous owner. The rust is real bad here and actually...
  12. I

    Rusted Hole Between Front Seats. How bad is this?

    Recently bought a 158 2006 dodge, old fedex van. Theres a sizable hole inbetween cross members between the seats. About .5x1.5ft. It was patched and sealed with a now rusty piece of sheet metal. Over that were a few of metal fedex signs screwed into the floor. All this was under the...
  13. J

    Minor sprinter cracks

    I've seen the horror stories of crazy rust... this is not like that. However, I bought my 2008 170" high top 2008 Freightliner Sprinter used, and whoever took the graphics off of it did so with a nice flathead and cut into the outer coating of the white, leaving lots of opportunities for tiny...
  14. Carminooch615

    Driver and passenger door sills- rust and rot

    As the title states, I finally got under the plastic door sills on the passenger and drivers side and yikes... I looked around a bit underneath and didn't see any rust but I'm now realizing that the rust doesn't seem to care if theres underbody rubberized coating or not, it's still going to...
  15. J

    Removing Rusted Calipers

    Hey All! I am trying to change the rotors and pads and they are seriously rusted! I have got the calipers off but I am struggling with (I am not sure the name) the bit that is a frame around the pads. There are two bolts, 19 mm that are on the inside of the part facing the vehicle. I have...
  16. D

    Custom wiper arm configuration

    The sheet metal around the passenger side wiper arm post rusted apart, such that the post is now floating disconnected from the body. Since I can see where the wiper arm posts are meant to go on left-drive (UK, Japan, etc.) vehicles, I thought it would be possible to develop a custom wiper arm...
  17. A

    Roof rust repair. Insane idea #1: Rebuild the roof

    I have a bad case of roof rust that I posted about here. (Added images) The rust on all three seams is bad enough that it'll probably be a big job to fix it. And even then, because of the LINE-X on the interior, I imagine it's going to be a long battle with rust. This led me to thinking of...
  18. E

    Rust on fuel filler neck...

    We have a 2016 Sprinter 170" Cargo with 4700 miles on it and we are just now seeing rust on the fuel filler neck. Van is running perfectly, no issues. Getting between 23 and 27mpg consistently. Can anyone explain what is happening here? Should we just wipe the rust off and continue driving...
  19. S

    Rust spots on new arctic white 2016 cargo

    I know this topic has been covered to the point of exhaustion, but has anyone seen rust on their 2016 cargo vans? I noticed little spots, which come of fairly easy with wash, clay bar, and polish. However, seems strange to have these spots appearing since I bought it new last November. Some of...
  20. B

    Rust question on a possible purchase

    Looking at a 2008 3500 170" WB. 194K miles. The vehicle seems to have a bit of mechanical work done recently (see below), but it has some rust (it lives in Minneapolis). Most of the rust seems to be in the doors, which, worst case, could be replaced (see pics). I've read a bunch on here...

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