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Minor Rust Repairs


Rosssub
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I touched up some rust spots on my Surf today. Thought I'd throw some pic's up in here showing how I did it.

This rust spot is behind the rear door, drivers side:

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A close up:

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I used a dremel and a small sanding wheel to remove the rust, taking it back to bare metal. Then cleaned the area with wax and grease remover/thinners:

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Then masked up, taping up about 1-2mm around the outside of the spot:

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Then gave it 2 light coats using an auto primer:

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Masking tape/paper removed:

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I then re-taped, again staying about 1-2mm outside the primed spot:

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Then gave it 3 coats of top coat, using a colour matched spray can:

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Once the paint was touch dry, I carefully removed the masking tape/paper showing the finished result. Once the paint's hardened properly I'll give it a good cut and polish so it wont be so noticeable:

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This next method I use for stone chips on the Legacy that have gone through the paint. I had to remove the trucks snorkel yesterday to get a new windscreen fitted and found some fresh rust forming where I'd drilled the bolt holes through the guard. I had painted the drilled edges but it's been a couple of years now:

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Again using the dremel to get rid of any rust and go back to bare metal:

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I spray some colour matched paint into the rattle cans lid, then use a small modelling paint brush to do the touch ups:

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All touched up:

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Ready for the snorkel to go back on:

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Here's a repair I did on the Legacy not long ago, after finding this hiding behind the left headlight:

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Again using the dremel to remove any rust, then primed sanded and top coated with a colour matched rattle can:

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