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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 pm 
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I have in the past on cheaper cars sanded down, filled and resprayed. However I have never achieved a great finish, and I have rust on either side by the hood mechanism like this. It needs treating before it gets worse.
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Has anyone treated their cars successfully so that it blends in with the original paint or is it cost effective to get someone to professionally spot airbrush it in so you cant tell.
Any advice welcome.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm 
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Hi Dan. I can't see your photo so I can't see the extent of the rust. If it is surface rust I have found Bilt Hamber Deox gel to be a great product for getting rid of rust, even pitted rust. If it's a small area it is certainly possible to do a decent repair and spray with an aerosol - though obviously much harder on metallic paint. Paints4U have a good reputation on accurate colour matching. Hard to judge without the photo but doing the repair yourself and getting a mobile specialist, like Chips Away, to do the paint might be another option (not sure how they are about painting other people's repairs though).

Obviously, if the rust has actually holed the bodywork the best thing would be to cut it all out and weld in fresh metal.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm 
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Sorry my Dropbox link must have done mental.
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I am an avid YouTube mechanic, fixed most of my cars using tutorials, so I think I might give this a go to.. Only issue I think I'll struggle with is the seal. How to get behind it and put it back on. Unless it just pushes on from behind the wing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Hi Dan,
I have to agree with the advice you've already been given BILT HAMBER DEOX GEL is as good as it gets for a permanent solution to your rust issues. Just follow their instructions and you'll be golden!
LOCTITE NAVAL JELLY has some very good reviews and is what Geoff (GEOFF93) used on his Viggen and he had great results with it.
For best results with both products I'd wire wheel them first to remove all the loose crud.
Good luck with it :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 pm 
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I have Kurust. Its he acid that goes black and turns rust back into metal. Same difference?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 pm 
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Nope, not the same...sorry about that.
A good alternative, still in the Bilt Hamber family, would be HYDRATE 80 if you're looking for a 'rust converter' type of product? Hydrate 80 can actually be used with/after Deox-C to convert your freshly cleaned areas into a solid material again :-)
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