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Old 06-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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Hi all. Anyone know what the brown spot is on the side of the subframe? Thanks.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:42 PM
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cant tell by those pix. Have any full res pix?
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:02 PM
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Nope. I wish I did though. Any guesses?
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:34 PM
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Rust? Dent? Primer?
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:52 PM
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I asked the seller if it was rust and they responded by saying "aluminum doesn't rust".
 
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He is correct, that it doesn't rust, but it can corrode.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:47 PM
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Id say whatever it is it will be ok, because as said aluminum doesn't rust. But it could be a form of surface rust maybe I don't know. But it could be sanded off, im sure your not keeping it black right?
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:56 PM
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I was planning on keeping it black... but now im not so sure lol.

If its just a surface / cosmetic thing I dont mind, but I just wanted to know if it could be unsafe. I remember someone telling me that a bad subframe will come out under you in a hard turn.

Im actually thinking of purchasing a subframe from a cbrf member but for a starting bid of $50... I wanted to get as much info on it as possible.
 
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Sand on it, if it is superfical, then it wont take much to be gone, but if you have grind it off, then I would be concerned.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:29 PM
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Have you purchased said subframe yet?

If so, and you are feeling frisky, give this a shot -

http://www.ehow.com/how_14455_remove...-aluminum.html
 

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