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Rust Removal

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Ethereal, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Ethereal

    Ethereal Junior Member

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    I have a 91 crx and it has rust where the spare wheel normally sits. What can I do to rid the car of this crap? Thanks for your help?
     
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    is it rusted completely through, or just surface rust?
     
  3. Ethereal

    Ethereal Junior Member

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    Its just the surface area.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    sand it off and buy some ospho rust preventative. the ospho will STOP the rusting.
     
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    there is only 1 way to get rid of rust cut it out and weld in a patch
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    OR, sand blast it untill there is NO rust left, and repaint.
     
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    sand blasting is not 100% effective. Either and acid dip ( if you have the cash) or cut and weld
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    sand blast and ospho thats it!
     
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    I forget what the shit was called, but I picked it up at Autozone when my Toyota's bed was rusting. Spray it onto rust and it chemically changes it into black paint (basically). Did that 4 years ago on all the rust in my bed and the rust hasn't spread nor come back. Check it out.
     
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    por15 or somthing i think
     
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    driver1 Senior Member

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    as hcivic said theres only one way tro get rid of rust and thats to cut it out and weld in a patch. I dont care what kind of magic ina bottle u guys might think works....it doesnt
     
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    How many times have you used it. I've used it with great success, and everyone I know used it after it worked for me. Yet to find anyone who had anything other than great things to say about it. Its worth trying an $8 bottle to not have to cut and weld your car.
     
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    ok folks last time in this thread i live in canada we have more rust tan you will ever see (primed parts rust in weeks) rust converts don't work 100%
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    :agree:

    Rust converters are for half ass or structural work that is 1/4" or thicker. That leaves a lot of metal to paint, and retreat in the future.

    If a panel has holes in it, then you should cut them out, period. If you cannot weld, then you should not be in the biz.

    Anything else is a band-aid, a patch, and however functional, still not meant to last in the long run.

    Driver1 and hcivic.com own this forum. Nuff said. I am just runner up to these boys in the bodywork world. Their word is gold. Shut up.
     
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    If a body panel is rusted completely through, then sure I can see cutting and welding. However, if there's just mild surface rust I fail to see how cutting and welding is completely necessary.
     
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    Mild surface rust often tends to be a hell of a lot worse than it first appears. If you start sanding on a spot that has bubbled up, say the size of a nickel... it will be pitted and corroded almost all the way through.
     
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    por15 is the best i love it use it its worth its weight in gold
     
  19. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I also agree. Cut and weld.

    But the minor rust that was on my shitvic wasn't bad enough where I needed to cut and weld. It was very minor surfaace rust, I sandblasted that bitch and primed it up.
     
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    yeah, if you have something blasted, or grind/sand until the rust is gone without blowing through, then it is just surface rust. Surface rust is easy enough to take car of.

    Sorry Swanny, I forgot to list your name too.
     
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