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How to Remove Rust from your Vehicle

If you own an older vehicle or a vehicle that has some paint removed in areas, you may have noticed that rust has started to appear. Rust happens when oxygen gets to metal, but can happen even fast when water is thrown in the mix. If you have any metal areas of your vehicle that are exposed, rust will start to appear over time. 

Rust can also happen underneath your vehicle and under the paint - if you notice a bubble underneath your car paint, this is an indicator that rust is happening underneath the car paint. Surface rust can also appear on other metal items of your car like door handles, log nuts, and more. 

Correcting rust is more of an intermediate level job, but anyone can learn. It's best to correct surface rust as soon as you see it and not let it get worse over time.

Items you will need include: 

  • Sandpaper
  • Paint Primer
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint that matches the area you are correctly
  • Clear Coat Paint
  • Buffer

The process goes like this: begin by using the sandpaper to cut through the paint and corrosion until clean, bright metal is visible. Next, apply primer, and make sure it is dry before the next step. This will be followed by car color paint, and then a clear coat once the paint is dry. We recommend using a buffer to blend out the finish once everything is dry and set to make your car look seamless. 

Luckily, there are ways that you can prevent rust from occuring in the first place. Wash your car regularly and don't miss out on the littel details like the tire lug nuts and door handles. Also, don't forget the underside of your car! 

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