Originally Posted by Charris
Thanks for the feedback. It was fun to drive! I've never "driven" an elephant but I imagine it would feel like driving a bus!
For some reason I can't get pictures of wheel wells to upload. What do you mean wheel wells would be rusting from within?
Rust starts where water collects. It doesn't collect on the skin of a bus, or the body of a car. It collects inside, between the panels or their coverings.
So by the time you see paint bubbling, or rust breaking through, the steel is in a very poor state behind it and the rust could be extensive ... hidden by the floor covering, etc.
Rust is an iceberg, and you only see the tip from the outside.
It's not unusual to press a paint bubble and have your thumb go right through the panel.