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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 22-06-2006, 15:55 Thread Starter
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dealing with rust

ive got some rust on one of my arches and some round the petrol filler cap flap.i can sand it down and treat it but im worried bout the painting afterwards,im pretty sure it will need to be blended but how would i do it myself.cheers
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i would be quite lengthy to explain, i'd leave it to the experts in my opinon if you not competant.
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dont what ever you do leave it bare metal , get it smooth and level with primer then get proffesional help if you need to ask mate dont try becaue it takes a lot of lot of practise to get it right
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Touching up

Touching up using aerosols is an art, particularly if it's metallic. It takes a great deal of patience, time and practice. Try on some pieces of scrap metal or similar until you have the knack. If we don't try, we'll never learn but you don't want to ruin your pride and joy. You could always get a quote from a professional if your motor is half decent. If it's just a runabout it may be worth a go. If you do have a go, apply in thin coats, leave it a good time between coats or you will get runs (in the paint, not to the toilet), and read the safety instructions as most paints are veeerrry toxic! Don't forget to use T-cut or similar to remove the roughness and overspray.Enjoy.
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ill put up some pics of the rust,its not alot,prolly bout half the size of a match box on the wing and even less by the filler cap.

im worried bout getting it done professionaly as i got a feeling they will charge somthing silly like 100
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Mine has rust on the rear arch under fuel cap and both front arches.
Has previsouly been treated, but the dafter bugger who did it sprayed half the car with primer, then sprayed over that with a crap orange peal finnish.

I tried to take it back to get rid of orange peal. but just exposed the primer underneath! :o/

so I had to take the whole lot back, to just the part that was sanded and filled. Now I have a thin pale mark where the primer is visible. around the rear arch on near side.


I have been for the last month or so, been working on spraying a new arch I brought on ebay.

was brand new with factory primer. After buying it I couln't afford to get it done proper.

so I decided i'd have a go. think I've sprayed about 20 layers, and taken 15 back off.
It's bloody hard to get right.

I'm at the stage where I'm happy with the finnish now. It's not perfect, but i'l settle its the best i can do! It's slightly lighter than the rest of the car though I havn't sprayed it with lacker yet though, which I'm hoping will dull it down.
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ill put up some pics of the rust,its not alot,prolly bout half the size of a match box on the wing and even less by the filler cap.

im worried bout getting it done professionaly as i got a feeling they will charge somthing silly like 100
it would prob be over that if you took it 2 a bodyshop! mine was just under 1200 for both frontwings, bonnet and bumper blown in! and they did a crap job! ive just found a bloke though who will do the whole car for 150 plus paint so its worth looking around!
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