First, Let’s know about the Types of Rusts –
- Surface Rust
It affects only the top layer of the body panels of your vehicle. It appears in nicks in the protective paint coating. Keep a bottle of automotive paint with you and touch up the scratches immediately whenever they happen. Don’t let it spread further.
But to get rid of a larger rust, you may need more time and equipments such as Sandpaper, plastic sheeting, painter’s tape, wax and grease remover, wire brush, cloth, body filler and automotive paint matching your vehicle.
Once you gathered these things, start it from cleaning the affected area first followed by a thorough rusting out with sand paper. Once you see the clean metal, paint the surface with automotive paint to protect it from future corrosion .
- Scale Rust
Repairing scale rust, you need almost same tools as repairing Surface Rust.
Procedure for Scale Rust repairing includes –
First prepare the affected area by covering the surrounding area with plastic sheet. Then equip yourself with safety goggles, dust mask and gloves. Clean the area with wax and grease remover followed by sanding process. Grind the rust with grinding
tool and remove the rust. Then wipe off the rust conditioning powder solution, fill in
depressions with body filler, smooth out the body filler, metal and surrounding paint edges with sandpaper. Clean it again with wax and grease remover before putting primer or paint on it. Apply two coats of primer to the prepared surface. Wait for the coat to be dried up before applying another. After the paint got dried up, buff the dried coating and finally, do not wax it for at least a month from thereon.
- Penetrating Rust
The final stage of the rust formation is called as Penetrating Rust. Penetrating Rust typically forms holes in the body of vehicle, as time passes, with favourable environmental conditions, steel breaks down into iron oxide, the form of rust.
Unlike surface rust and scale rust , Penetrating Rust is irremovable and paint cannot be applied to hide the brown rusty holes. So you are left with no options except complete replacement of affected panel.
It is always recommended to take prompt preventive measures be it a minor scratch of a major rust. And, If it cannot be fixed by your own, better leave it for professionals who can rust off it and give your vehicle a new like look.
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