So I have some very odd rust popping up. There are two patches, both in the exact same spot on opposite sides of the truck right in the center above the wheel well. The truck is a 2004 5.7 and has been washed very often during the winter and summer. It is coming from the inside out. I did a little investigating and found out that it is forming in between the two walls of the fenders. Just in the back. I also looked it up on other sites and have found other accounts of this happening. They say its defective workmanship somehow...I will put up some pictures of it if any of you are curious. One side is rusted over and the other side is bubbling.
My solution (based on the research) would be to remove the rust on both sides, put some rust converter on it with some rust sealer, put some resin over it, paint, and add fender flares.
What do you all think of that?
Looking at the fender flares, I do not want to spend more than $200 on them and have found a few options. I know nothing of these but found some rubber flares that you cut from a roll and apply. I am not sure if they would fit. I will post the link below to the item.
Do you think the pacer performance rubber flare would go up about 4 inches above the fender?
I REALLY appreciate any of your help/guidance/advice with this. The whole rust thing coming up on both sides kind of put a damper on a few things.