: Does Rust Sleep?
Apr 5th, 00, 05:09 AM
I've got about a 3" x 8" square section on the top on my quarter panel that is causing the paint to bubble. Looked in the drunk up under the quarter panel, Rust. My question is this, I don't have the money to run and cut that out, paint/clearcoat, match color ect. I dont drive it in the rain or on wet surfaces, will it rust more? I mean rust does require moisture right?
Apr 5th, 00, 06:27 AM
Ok, here is the truth, rust is like cancer for a car. If you don't get it early it will kill. It does require moisture, but if it is bubbling your paint, it already has moisture and its going to eventually rust through. Its hard to tell how much time you have left, but it might be a while. Just keep your eyes on it.
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Apr 5th, 00, 07:12 AM
Cancer is absolutely the right word. If this is not a good time for you to have it fixed correctly, at least grind out the rust and scale and loose paint on both sides and treat it with one of those "rust oxidizing" products to stop the spread. Then prime it and preferably put some kind of paint on it since the primer isn't waterproof. Maybe a can of the right color of touch up paint would do the trick and from 20 feet away it won't look too bad. Just don't let it continue to eat away at the metal.
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Apr 5th, 00, 08:00 AM
Im going to break down and spend the $800 bucks in the next two months. Nothings more expensive than body work. See my car and find out why.
Apr 5th, 00, 11:13 AM
I know the feeling, my car has a $5k paint job the previous owner had done. Guess what, he cut corners in the preparation and now I'm going to end up paying for it. He did not get a few small specs of rust, and now its coming through behind my front wheel wells near the rocker. I have some small bubbles that are forming under the paint. Not terrible yet, but they are growing. And I live in Colorado where it's dry as a bone! I'll end up spending large amounts of money for something that should have been fixed properly in the first place. Had he spent a few hundred dollars more, he could have made sure no rust ever reappeared again, ever. But now, I will have to spend 10X, and tear into a beautiful paint job to get it fixed.
1969 Z28, 406SB
Apr 5th, 00, 04:21 PM
Especially now Shawn when we have sealers like POR-15, theres no excuse for rust now. Im going to have to do a frame up in the next year only 15,000 miles after the last. What a shame. Word of advise to all, do it right or dont do it at all, and sell the car.
Apr 5th, 00, 07:05 PM
When I posted the above reply, I was sorta buzzed...I had just walked home from the corner pub. Its not that drastic to do a frame up. I was just sorta pissed that this is happening. But I do feel like doing the frame up myself and doing it right with the proper sealants.
Feb 13th, 01, 07:09 AM
Rust only sleeps when it's tired.
Feb 13th, 01, 07:29 AM
If you have rust bubbles or veins under your paint, you can slow them down, and in theory even stop them. take a needle and poke holes into the bubble, make sure it's totally dry, then apply motor oil. Oil will stop the continuous formation of rust. Keep applying for days, until you're sure it's soaked into the teeny holes. This should keep it from spreading, Always keep your car warm and dry, don't wash it with a hose and water, use a foaming spray like Dirtex and wipe gently with a soft clean wet towel followed by a clean dry one. Yeah, you might get a scratch or two, but buffing it out in a few years is easier than repairing rust. As for the warm part, a cold car will form condensation when the air turns warm around it. Do your best to keep the car at no lower than 50 degrees.
Feb 21st, 01, 04:01 PM
WHERE DID YOU PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT CALLED DIRTEX?... VERY INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT OR SOMETHING SIMILAR INSTEAD OF USING WATER ALL THE TIME..THANKS IN ADVANCE
Feb 21st, 01, 05:44 PM
Interesting info John D I also have never heard of Dirtex ?? Kind of like how you say do your best to keep the car at no lower than 50 degress If my memory serves me correct thats lower than 65 right
Feb 23rd, 01, 07:14 AM
Dirtex is like a foaming glass/appliance cleaner that I get at the hardware store. You could use anything really, but I like the type that foam. I know Castle makes one and I'm sure there are others, they come in an aerosol can. I did see on one of those T.V. car shows recently (Crank & Chrome or Horsepower TV, not really sure which one) that there is a specific one made for car finishes. It's probably more $ though, but I'm going to look for it out at the local auto parts chain soon. Hawiian, I'm starting to hate you... we had -20 degree wind chills the other day, let me guess your wind chill was probably 72 degrees? Oh well... I love it when my skin turns blue, it matches my Camaro!