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#16 Rob-P

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:48 AM

Just keeping this topic alive and updated. Didn't manage to get the rust sorted this weekend due to awful weather. Hoping next weekend will be less wet.

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#17 Rob-P

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

Ok, I managed to get some not-raining time in over this weekend and worked at the car. In a moment of idiocy I went and bought the Hammerite rust repair kit rather than just the kurust stuff. Several coats, washes and grinds with a wire brush disk later and most of the rust has gone. I threw a thick but crude coating of the anti-rust undercoating paint on as the weather was closing in. I'm now probably looking to grind away the remaining rust if I can get a dry day next weekend but I've got to put some body filler on it now a couple of small holes (2-3mm) have been made where its just rusted through. The main thing I have to do before I can come close to finishing the job though is clearing the pitted and rough metal where the rust once was. Would a grinding disk do it or would that be too much? Rob

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

I would say a grinding disk would be ok if you're careful and then use a thin coat of filler with wet and dry paper to smooth it out totally.




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