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Gary1953
11-07-2009, 10:47 PM
In the picture that Lark Parker posted of his new 39 Champion the hood and front fenders are rusty and the rest of the car has most of the paint still on the body.
I have noticed this on hundreds of junk cars that I have seen.
The 'dog house' is rusty with no paint and the rest of the car sometimes will have very good paint or paint with few problems.

Why is does this happen?

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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maxpower1954
11-07-2009, 10:54 PM
The heat of the engine causes the paint to deteriorate faster over time, allowing rust to form on the less protected surfaces. Same thing happens to aircraft engine cowlings, except they don't rust. Russ Farris

r1lark
11-08-2009, 08:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by Gary1953

In the picture that Lark Parker posted of his new 39 Champion the hood and front fenders are rusty and the rest of the car has most of the paint still on the body.
I have noticed this on hundreds of junk cars that I have seen.
The 'dog house' is rusty with no paint and the rest of the car sometimes will have very good paint or paint with few problems.

Why is does this happen?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

I had always figured that since the front fenders/hoods were painted separate (and maybe a different line of the paint area?) from the bodies, they didn't get as good a coating of paint compared to the body.

Just my opinion and I'm sticking to it!:D

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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DEEPNHOCK
11-08-2009, 08:17 AM
Global warming?
Or...
Sand and cinders used before salt was popular?

Guido
11-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Many times cars are also backed into open sheds and the fronts are therefore exposed to the elements.

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63t-cab
11-08-2009, 09:32 AM
May sound weird,but also I always thought front fenders wore more from leaning over them to do work,and then getting wiped down,or waxed and would remove paint slow but sure.

Joseph R. Zeiger

autocrat
11-08-2009, 09:43 AM
I've pondered this also, and will side with R1Lark.
I've noticed this a lot on Chrysler cars.

The whole front was built and assembled separately, and I'll bet the prep was different- no matter how slight- or it didn't get the whole oven-baked treatment.

The difference takes about 50-60 years in the elements to show up.

If it were a heat differential, then why do the fenders rust up to the ends, instead of stopping where the heat of the engine would contact them?