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I live in wisconsin so when i bought the car a month ago it was rusted on both sides below all four doors. The kid that sold me the car informed me that the rocker panels had rusted out so he removed them entirely and that it was only a minor cosmetic repair. Well apparently, these rocker panel things are what keeps the back of the car attached to the front. Now, I'm no expert but I'd say that is more than a cosmetic issue, yeah?!! So I did a bunch of research on rocker panels and replacing them and all that jazz but I just cant seem to find a solution that helps my specific ( poor white girl ) situation. So with that being said, any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!! I could probably convince my dad to do the work for me but I'd like to be as efficient as possible and have the whole process mapped out ready to go along with whatever parts I will need!

Thanks in advance G6ers!!!!😁
Body work is always difficult to access for the average owner. I always tell people to get a few estimates from Body Shops first before buying a car, having someone else fix it or doing it yourself. It might look simple enough but there could be some hidden problems or structural issues that can make things a lot more expensive and difficult to repair. As far as getting help on forums like this. You can post a few pictures of the damaged areas but that will only give us a rough idea what is going on. I hope that helps.
 

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I feel your pain my rocker panel are rusted out body shops tell me hear in canada it's common in g6 s some dont touch it.
Like most Body work issues without actually seeing the damage and what's underneath all we are doing is guessing. If it is surface rust you are talking about that is quite doable for the average owner. You can get the retainer clips on eBay for cheap, as when you pull the plastic panel off most of them break anyway. Dealer prices are insane! Or grab some at a Bone Yard! A company called Automotive Touchup has the exact color match in 12 oz spray cans. If the metal has rusted out or there are some fairly large holes areas etc, then those will need to be ground out and either Bondo filled or matching sheet metal welded in place. Depending on how bad things are will quickly tell you whether you can do it yourself or a pro has to do it. As with most things get 3-4 estimates and compare the work and prices they want to charge.
 
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