car approaching rust-bucket status

car approaching rust-bucket status

hi everyone, I'm a noob here but I did check the memories before I posted. I'm looking for some car advice... we own a 97 VW Golf that is still getting us around, but since last summer it has started to develop a number of rust patches - mainly around the license place, with some tiny bits around the door handles, and a few quarter-sized patches on the body of the car. And they're growing. :( We can't afford to get the whole car repainted (it would cost about $2k which is more than the car is worth at this point), so I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to slow down the rusting process. Is there anything I can cover the spots with to keep more water from getting in? Is there a coating or something I can paint on that will help? Thanks for any advice. This comm is fantastic. ^_^
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