My Rust Repair Story
I have a Japanese SUV, the engine and tranny are solid but I had a little rust along the passenger rear wheel area. I tried to sand it down
but realized that it was a lot bigger than I thought/beyond my abilities. The metal crumbled, my side fender actually came off so I was pretty nervous.
I called a few Markham/Toronto body shops, sent in photos and they all said, sorry we don't want the work. Seriously!
The last shop I called said no body shop in Markham/Toronto will do rust repair, there is no money in it. At least he was being honest.
So now I was really nervous, but thought back to my Hamilton roots and remembered a lot of the body shops there are great at doing metal work.
It is steel town after all. So I called https://www.depewautobody.com, and the owner was open to having a look. I drove down and he gave me a reasonable estimate, and I
was very happy with the work. He actually put on a brand new piece of metal/matched the paint. He showed me the photos of the metal he put on. Solid work!
Keep in mind, He said there are limits to what he could do. He said if I waited any longer he might not have been able to do anything. You see one little area of rust and think it is not that big a deal but there is a lot hiding in there. Anyways, it was an interesting experience, happy it worked out in the end. Hope that helps.
Photos are before and after