Roof rack rust

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I decided to take my factory roof rack off and under one of the pillers there was rust. Do I need to just sand it down a little and re paint

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You need to get to fresh metal no rust remaining. Then seal and paint. Are you putting the rack back on? Or deleting it?
 
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Than you need to either weld The holes shut or plug them with rubber washers and bolts.
 
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Yes, sand down to bare metal. Primer and paint it well. I used stainless steel bolts and some product over the top of the bolts to permanently seal everything.

My method held up great for 6 years before I totalled the rig.

Here is what I used to seal mine.


Lots of options really, anything from rubber washers to dozens of sealing prodcuts.
 

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