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Old 12-29-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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rust help?

My Peugeot has some minor rust spots, what should i do? Can i remove them, should i cut them out and weld new metal in??? any ideas or suggestions??? Chemicals i can use etc?
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:48 PM   #2
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Ok sence rust seems to be a big problem with early 90's subarus, I will show how to get rid of it.

Ok the first step is to figure out if the rust is trough the metal or not. If the rust has made a hole you are going to need to patch it. There are a few ways of patching the hole. One of the ways is to buy a fiber glass repair kit. Another way is to cut a patch out of sheet metal and weld it in. If the rust is just surface rust you can use an angle grinder or similar tool to grind it down so that not even the faintest spec is visible. I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH MAKE SURE YOU CAN NOT SEE ANY MORE RUST, or it will come back! In fact if you have access to a sand blaster of some kind use that to knock the rust off insted. Once all the rust is off you can just follow with some bondo.
Just apply and sand off untill when you run your hand over it you can not fell any lumps. Buy some automotive primer. Mask off the surrounding area that hasnt been worked on and spray three to four light coats. Let the primer dry and with the surrounding area still masked off spray a super light fog coat of flat black spray paint. Once that is dry take some 600 grit sand paper and wet block sand it untill the edges are nice and featered, and you cant see any more black. Now is the point were you take it in to a pro to finish the job. Trust me you do not want to buy some automotive spray paint and try to apply that it will look horrid. It will cost 100 bucks at the most to get it painted.

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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sweet that will do
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