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Old 06-06-2004, 08:15 PM
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hello everyone,my car has some surface rust on it nothing that has ate do i get rid of this?one guy told me too take a hand-held sandblaster and blast the spots and then skim over it with some bondo and sand it down..the surface rust is pitted into the metal and i know that those pits have too be cleaned out.another guy told me too take my cut off tool and grind it down being careful not to cut in too deep,then skim with either of these ways effective or are there any other ways too clean the rust out of those pits??i have one other question,is bondo the best to use,someone told me too use aluminum filler..thanks in advance for any help..Joe.....

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Old 06-06-2004, 08:36 PM
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wire brush or a flapper wheel on an angle grinder? i'd be scared i'd cut through with a cut off wheel.

as far as 'bondo' goes, i like the rage by evercoat.

the all metal is tough.

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Perhaps I'm just a dirty person and loves to play in sand!
But to me nothing will clean rust out of a pit better than a little sand!

Why not blast a panel at a time and than apply a couple of coats of epoxy than fill the fine pits with a 2 part glaze or 2k primer or polyester primer over the epoxy.
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:48 PM
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What ever you do now or don't do now will show in the paint work. You will probably get sick of sandblasting quick. I took my car to a place that makes headstones and they blasted the car for $250 I then had to do my hood and underneath and center of the doors (because a big machine will buckle the metal on older cars) once it's all sandblasted wear gloves and don't touch the metal sand it with 150 grit to get the surface smooth. then you can shoot Epoxy primer then your filler and then a hi build primer block out and your ready for paint.
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