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Old 01-09-2013, 07:54 AM
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[QUOTE=RatPin;1631875]A couple weeks back I picked up a '59 bel air that had a cheap paint job done about 7 years ago (Earl Shieb). It had some blistering at the bottom of the doors and on the rockers. Now keep in mind I bought this car for a driver and I don/t want to dig into it too deep since I am already up to my elbows in another frame up build. I want to do a quick fix on the areas pictures below. Quick fix meaning no cutting or welding, and yes I know it will be just covering it up to a degreea and I'm sure it will rear it's ugly head again at some point down the road, but for now I just want it smooth and protected as best it can be without adding metal and doing it (properly).

Please lend advice as to what you might think would work best to seal this up for as long as possible. I was thinking to just wire it clean from the outside, put some Metal Ready on it and then skim it over with All Metal or similar product.

Again, I know to most and even to me this seems like doing a hack job, but right now I just want to have it smooth and be able to drive it while I finish my other project. I can do it right at a later date when I have the time and shop space to do so.


Just my two cents but once the rust starts, you'll never stiop it.

If I was trying to cover it, I'd indent the area slightly and skim coat it with filler. Because its in the door, you cannot probibly get to the back of it. Sealing the back of it from air and water using undercoating will slow the decay but never stop it.
the key is encapsulating the area from air and moisture. My fix is Not the correct way but will last for a while.
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