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Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? #414204 Mar 8, 4:26pm Mar 8, 4:26pm
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Rust on 7th Gen Celicas?
How are our 7th Gen Celica's holding up to rust and corrosion?

Anyone had a problem with it? If yes; where on the car and how much.

I'm hoping to hear from people who have had there Celica for a few years who live in areas where the roads get salted and sanded in the winter time.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #414205 Mar 8, 4:50pm Mar 8, 4:50pm
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hell mos tof it is plastic wink just kidding. i dont have snow or road salt but have salt from the ocean. no problems yet, but mine is also only less then a year old. i have rusing on my breaks but cna be repainted. sorry but thats all i got wink thumbsup

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #414206 Mar 8, 5:07pm Mar 8, 5:07pm
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[quote=GTS2003BLK]How are our 7th Gen Celica's holding up to rust and corrosion?

Anyone had a problem with it? If yes; where on the car and how much.

I'm hoping to hear from people who have had there Celica for a few years who live in areas where the roads get salted and sanded in the winter time. [/quote

That sounds like me! Had mine for 6 yrs, 74k mls, perfect condition,[so far] no rust anywhere. Dats why I bought a new one! thumbsup]


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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: zugzug12] #414207 Mar 8, 5:15pm Mar 8, 5:15pm
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I have no rust on mine. It isn't garaged, or anything. Its been in Michigan since summer of 02, and in Northern Ohio from 00 to 02. Its holding up great.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #414208 Mar 8, 5:24pm Mar 8, 5:24pm
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I only have the usual and expected rust on the brake rotors, and a little on some exterior bolts. I keep my car outside at school, and the area I'm in has a ton of pollution which reaks havoc on metal. But my celica is holding up great other than that

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: vcel523] #414209 Mar 8, 5:55pm Mar 8, 5:55pm
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My rotors on my 00 are almost pure rust. other than that it looks good.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: bigants036] #414210 Mar 8, 6:31pm Mar 8, 6:31pm
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I'm starting to get rust at the spot where I threw a broken S2000 antenna at my car. Kinda cracked the black plastic around the rear side window & the metal thread of the antenna hit the body & now that little spot is rusting. I was frustrated with the car.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: xmangt1] #414211 Mar 8, 7:28pm Mar 8, 7:28pm
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I just found one little rust spot today. My car is an 00 and have always been parked outside. So any suggestions on how to get rid of it?


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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: Chelica815] #414212 Mar 8, 7:41pm Mar 8, 7:41pm
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my Hood loop thing is rusting

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: g96818] #414213 Mar 8, 7:50pm Mar 8, 7:50pm
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my car has never seen rain/snow and theres no rust thumbsup grin

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: Shiftyz1x] #414214 Mar 8, 7:53pm Mar 8, 7:53pm
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mine was bought in minnesota, i park almost always outside, my fenders are getting it a little and around my tail lights.



j/k none at all. no honda here


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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: silverOOgts] #414215 Mar 8, 9:22pm Mar 8, 9:22pm
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As far as I know because our cars are made in Japan, they have added a ton on rust inhibitors to the metal. I have an 00 and its seen salt, sand, snow, ice, and there is no rust to be seen!!

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: HJC_Celica] #414216 Mar 8, 11:22pm Mar 8, 11:22pm
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rust on the calipers, going repaint them soon to fix that little problem

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #414217 Mar 8, 11:25pm Mar 8, 11:25pm
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got a small rust spot on my front where the paint chipped off all the way down to the bumper.


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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: Xer0GT] #414218 Mar 11, 12:15pm Mar 11, 12:15pm
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There's a paint chip on my door from the previous owner, it runs about 1-2 inches long, and there's a little rust on it...besides a few rusty bolts there's not much else.

The previous owner was in Wisconsin.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: renfield90] #414219 Mar 11, 2:28pm Mar 11, 2:28pm
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shit celicas are tanks son.. what you talkin bout rust? rofl thumbsup

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: 2003cbgts] #414220 Mar 15, 1:37am Mar 15, 1:37am
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I noticed many rusty tiny dots on many silver celicas,dunno where they come from,but they are all over the car,on mine too.Anyone has the same problem?

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: slav] #414221 Mar 15, 1:42am Mar 15, 1:42am
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Most rust spots people encounter with the Celica is where the front bumper bolts up to the fenders...I have rust there and so do quite a few people.

Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: shox] #414222 Mar 15, 2:27am Mar 15, 2:27am
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sadly, my celica is my "winter-beater." however, i wash my car once to twice a week though. in summer i get on with one wax a week. of course, there is no rust at all. my car is a 2000 and i have babied it since i got it.

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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: e_degala] #414223 Apr 8, 9:15am Apr 8, 9:15am
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I have a 2000, the earliest of the 7 gen but there's no spec of rust on my car. I live in Michigan by the way. The secret to having a rust free car is to wash it often, by that I mean just washing the salt off every other week. Also, salt doesn't eat away metal unless it's above freezing/cold temps. In other words, leave your garage unheated in the winter.


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Re: Rust on 7th Gen Celicas? [Re: risingcelica] #414224 Apr 8, 5:10pm Apr 8, 5:10pm
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ONly rusy I have on my 2002 GTS is on secondary hardware ie strut bar brackets, hedder shield attach bolts, & cat converter pipe I need to pull the spark plugs out and put some copper antisize the threads. I need to do the wheel studs too at the next rotation

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