Rust Prevention Automotive Paint
If you see rust developing on your vehicle, all hope is not lost. You can utilise an effective rust remover and automotive prevention paint that will help restore your car or truck to a like-new state. The key is to identify the rust in the early stages. Using an effective automotive rust prevention paint is possible, even in the hot, humid climate of Australia.
Let’s say that your efforts at rust prevention have not worked and you discover a patch of rust on the exterior of your vehicle. Here is what you can do to remove it.
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It does take some skill to remove the rust, although you do not have to be an expert. Set aside three to four hours, you can effectively remove the light to moderate corrosion from your car or truck. Choose the appropriate safety gear including safety glasses, mechanic gloves, a respirator/ mask and a long-sleeve shirt to protect the skin.
You’ll need a hand scraper for smaller patches of rust or a grinding tool if the rust has spread to a larger area. A sander or polisher is not necessary but can make the removal easier and make the job look more professional.
Along with the following items:-
- Prep solvent and Primer: Either lacquer or epoxy
- Sandpaper: 40, 320, and 1000-grit
- Microfibre cloths
- Painter’s tape
- Paint, Clearcoat, and Polish or Wax
Work can be carried out on any flat surface such as your driveway or parking area. Be sure that there is good ventilation where you work.
Now you are ready to begin:
- Wash the area with the rust thoroughly, then let it fully dry
- Use Painter’s tape to mark off the area where you are removing the rust
- Use the hand scraper to remove any paint blisters or chips to get at the rust
- The 40-grit sandpaper to sand the area down to the bare metal
- Feather the area with 120-grit sandpaper, then smooth it out with 1000-grit sandpaper
- Wipe and clean using the microfibre cloths, use a damp cloth, then a dry one
Next, apply the prep solvent. Then add the epoxy primer and let dry. Wet the 1000-grit sandpaper and sand the area again. Wash and let dry before applying the lacquer primer as directed. Let it dry, then sand the area again with 320-grit sandpaper to roughen the surface without removing the lacquer.
Carryout the paint application as directed and a clear coat over the top.
Use high-grit wet sandpaper over the area again after it has dried. Then apply the polish using a polishing pad or buffer, then wax to finish and protect the area. You have now removed the rust and applied a new coat of paint over the area.
Effective rust removal can be accomplished with the right tools, time, and effort. Once the rust has been removed, apply the appropriate rust prevention products along with the proper automotive paint. This will prevent the hot, humid, and salty air typical of Australia from starting up another rusty spot on your car or truck.