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Old 08-27-2003, 11:22 AM
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Question Pitted metal??

I'm stripping and preping some parts of my project for primer and paint and have found a couple of items that have some pretty deep rust pits in them. I'm going to be using a urethane surfacer primer but I don't think that it will be enough to fill some of these pits. What can I do to correct this?? This is my first paint job and want it to come out right. Is there any thing besides filler I can use, like maybe a glazing compound or something??

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Old 08-27-2003, 11:42 AM
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When I encounter rust pitting, if at all possible, I remove that area and weld new metal in.... if it is a VERY small area- I sandblast it until all traces of rust are gone, apply primer/surfacer, fill any left over areas with catalyzed glazing putty, then apply primer/sealer before paint. If you can get it all shiny, bare metal, even pitted- it won't come back. If any areas are dark or rust colored, I'd cut them out. IMO!
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Old 08-27-2003, 03:08 PM
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Thanks DJ, The parts that I'm working with I can't cut out the metal and replace it. I'm working with the upper and lower dashboards. I have been able to clean it down to bare metal so I'll start working it the way you said.

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Sand blast the pitted area till there is no black spots

,MUST BE ABSOLUTLY CLEAN. don't even touch it with your hands. Feather the area and prime with a zinc chromate primer [very thin coat, spray bomb] Prime with your hi build primer, let dry, fill pits with a 2 part glaze. ie- 'evercoat' liquid glaze is great. Pime again after sanding. Have bin using this method for years with great results. Alot of salt up here.
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