Ok so I was going to duck tape my car because of all of the rust holes. I started to but the duct tape would wrinkle and it looked like ****. I then tried some foil tape and did the top of the car and it looks pretty cool. I didnt want to do the whole car in foil so I needed something good for the doors fenders ect... after much research on what I could use and trying out different materials I have come up with a solution.
I am using cheap flexible self adhesive vinyl tiles. These are 12x12 squares that normally be used in a bathroom or such. Very easy to workwith and looks 1000 times better then the duct tape and other coverings I have tried.
I've kidded guys at times about their rust holes and suggested drywall and cement. I'm sitting here grinning and thinking that when you put up your pic, I will just show them there is something you can do for cheap. Can hardly wait to see the tile you picked out.
Keep that baby running forever with that 40+ mpg. I'm proud of you.
I have one side done and most of the hood. Funny the extra weight makes the hood real solid. It shuts nice now too, doesnt seem like the flimsy piece of metal it did before.
I should have done checker board black/white because you can see the grid and I dont like that part of it.. Other wise it is looking better then the rust bucket.
Here is what it looked like before but imagine 10x worse in person.
The bottom skirt fell off because all of the clip holes rusted out. There is 4 4"inch holes in the driver door and two in the other door. This rear qtr panel is the nice one of the two and by a large margine.
If you click on my car in my online garage you can see how it looked after some duct taping
An idea for you.....Take $10, go to Autozone, and buy some of that spray-on rust converter.....Just spray it on the rust, and it chemically transforms it into actual metal. Pretty slick stuff!!
For replacing the holes.....I once patched holes in a Ranger using old license plates and JB Weld. The license plates won't rust on ya, and the JB Weld can be easier to use than rivets (although somewhat messier).
(on the other hand, I've also covered the holes with duct tape, then painted grey primer over the tape -- grey vehicle)