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Old 04-11-2002, 03:18 PM   #1
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How 2 stop rust?

What's the best way to stop rust from spreading aside from cutting it out?

Are there any chemicals out there or sprays like Rust Check that actually work, or am I doomed to take a trip to the body shop and wait 2 eons for my car to be done?
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:28 PM   #2
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get some undercoating and spray it on
sand down or steel wool as much of the oxidation off as you can then undercoat the spot until you can get it professionally undercoated.

I spray likely spots for rust with spray oil like wd40 now and then (like my trunk lid, and under the rubber lining for the trunk (definate rust spots will show there).

i have a spot forming on my fender...it's just bubbling the paint a little and has some surface rust, but it bothers me alot
i hope i wont have to repaint just yet
for now i'm sanding it down, and then using touchup paint to protect it

clean the area well with soap and water first!!
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hmm that's almost exactly what I'm getting, quite a bit of bubbling, but no surface rust yet. I'm afraid to pop the bubbles for fear that it will just get worse. At the beginning this past winter I rust checked the other side of it and undercoated it, but my efforts appear to be wearing off and the rust is starting to get progressively worse again.

Dayam my lazy ass for not washing and waxing on a regular basis.
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Old 04-13-2002, 10:33 PM   #4
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bearing grease yes it works, put som on a tooth brush and work it onto it and that will stop it from spreading
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Old 04-14-2002, 02:05 AM   #5
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Where can I get bearing grease from, Canadian Tire? Is it specifically called bearing grease?
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Old 04-14-2002, 02:58 PM   #6
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Robs right...definately Krown rust control...its kept our '85 300zx in good shape for the last 15 years....now the rest of it is just falling apart. Go for Krown!
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Old 04-14-2002, 04:01 PM   #7
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Whats wrong with Rust Check? Haven'y had any problems with it. (so far). Knock on wood.
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Old 04-15-2002, 08:54 AM   #8
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Can anyone explain what is exactly done to your car at these rust check or krown places?
Is it just lubrication and undercoating, or do they remove most of the rust from parts that aren't painted?

how does it work?

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Old 04-15-2002, 09:13 AM   #9
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A lot of these chemicals are designed to dissolve rust, then inhibit new rust from forming. But alas, rust is inevitable. You can only delay it with rustproofing, and more effectively, car washes right after it rains or snowfalls. I take my car to the automatic touchless wash once a week (I cash in my air miles for free car washes all the time).
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