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This Camaro quarter looks salvageable from a few feet away but is nothing more than scrap. Although there is a sufficient amount of decent metal overall, there's rust all around the wheelwell lip and holes from a dent-puller behind the rear tires from a prior repair. "Don't be misled by the amount of overall rust-free metal in a panel. If there's a lot of rust or dents concentrated in one small area, then you can patch the panel," Austin says. "However, if there are small rust spots, dents, and holes spread out over the entire panel, then it's not worth the labor of trying to patch it. Just replace the whole quarter-panel and be done with it. That way you won't have to worry about new rust spots popping up six months after you finished painting your car."