I started to scrub it and the paint got loose. There was a body filler underneath the paint. I immediately knew that the car had some sort of accident, although a light one.
This also explained the unsymmetrical headlight alignment in relation to the bumper and a little bit twisted passenger side headlight brackets. Fixing these issues was fortunately an easy task. I removed all of the body filler with the wire brush to check for any traces of rust.
|Accident scar on the lower crossmember.|
|Result after using the angle grinder.|
|Championship white top coat.|
|Finished front bulkhead.|