Oh are you in for some fun now
Sorry I didn't take any pictures but I wasn't thinking of doing a write-up at the time until qimis needed it so I am posting this for everyone.
My car is in MINT condition and I had a shitload of rotting in the trunk area. It kept getting wet for some reason and the trunk hood kept getting condensation every day. I thought that it was the trunk lid leaking
until I pulled out the carpeting. One day last week, I installed a stereo and decided to rip out the carpet to clean the metal inside the trunk. To my surprise I found about 3 holes I could fit a golf ball thru.
What to do is go to Crappy tire and buy woven fiberglass and liquid resin. If you have never fiber glassed anything then tell me and I can direct you how.
Pull out your carpeting on the trunk floor and walls. While your at it you might want to clean your carpets and spray the inside trunk with Lysol (to get rid of that nasty moldy snatch smell.
You will find the trunk rotted near the back of your rear wheel wells. The most common side is where the car jack is because it is lower then the passenger side. The problem is that stones from the tires hit the trunk pan and wear away at the undercoating and eventually rot the trunk pan.
You will also have to remove your battery and the plastic battery tray to get underneath it. TRUST ME you’ll want to do this. I found ˝” of old nasty shitty crappy moldy stuff that was kicked up from the tires into the trunk along with another hole.
First take a screw driver and break out all the rotted metal until you reach solid steel. You will find that a .5" hole will end up to be 3" long. Then using 80 grit sandpaper and a file, remove all the shit around the hole so you will be fiber glassing bare steel. Use a wire brush to remove rust from the hard to reach places. Clean all the crap out with a garden hose and let it dry.
Cut your fiberglass matting in sections to overlap the holes at least 3/4". I used about 4 layers of fiberglass to fill the holes. Before I laid the fg over the holes, I spread some resin around the hole, on the thickness of the steel and around the hole even on the outside of the car around the hole. I laid one layer of fg on the hole from the outside of the car wheel well to prevent water
from further rotting the hole.
Like magic, you won't have any more water
Damn all this talk about holes, going to the gf's house to get me some action tonight