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... or is that impossible?


 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #1 on: 01/08/2007 20:40:52 »
Kadie asked me to add this picture

 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #2 on: 01/08/2007 20:43:44 »
thank you, dan. that's the car i'm sitting next to. my car has a tiny rust spot... but how can i prevent that from happening to my car?
 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2007 03:38:34 »
I was told that you should paint (with auto paint) the rust spots. This wont stop it from spreading but it slows it down alot.
 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #4 on: 02/08/2007 07:13:14 »
Using automotive products, there are some that reuce the spread of rust. One I remember was called ....er, I'll send you a pm. The only sure-fire way is to completely remove the rusty bit and have some new metal/fibre glass replacement.
 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #5 on: 02/08/2007 12:40:10 »
The picture clearly shows that there is already rust formation beneath the paint too :  the film of paint is pushed up by it. 
To start, you will have to remove the rust either chemically or mechanically (e.g. sanding paper and a lot of elbow grease).  With the sanding paper, you have to go at least 1 cm beyond the blister where the paint is pushed up by the rust.
Then a good primer (anti-rust) and finally the lacquer.
 

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if a car has rust spots, can you stop it from spreading?
« Reply #6 on: 02/08/2007 14:32:25 »
well i'm glad i don't own that car then!
 

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