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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Truck has small "rash"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't eat too much. Makes it harder to work on our trucks. Lol. My truck has developed a rust spot in front of the right rear tire. It was caused due to the plastic fender guard 3m adhesive strip coming loose and allowing the plastic fender guard to vibrate through the paint. Its about the size of a golf ball. What is the best way to repair it or at least slow it down till next spring? Just looking for opinions and direction from those of you who have work on issues like this. I'll try to attach a pic. The spot is just on the surface and is fairly smooth.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 07:53 AM
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Over the years I have had good luck with using a product call Rust Converter that claims to convert the rust to Zinc Oxide, or something like that. It produces a paintable, Black surface. I have used it, painted over it and watched the rust spot over a few years to see what happens and it seems to stop the rusting action as advertised.
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Over the years I have had good luck with using a product call Rust Converter that claims to convert the rust to Zinc Oxide, or something like that. It produces a paintable, Black surface. I have used it, painted over it and watched the rust spot over a few years to see what happens and it seems to stop the rusting action as advertised.
I've used a similar product, works well. But a body shop could fix it for short dollars too...sometimes just easier to let the experts fix it. I had some rust holes under the truck by the doors, body shop charge $100 to fix both sides.
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I've used a similar product, works well. But a body shop could fix it for short dollars too...sometimes just easier to let the experts fix it. I had some rust holes under the truck by the doors, body shop charge $100 to fix both sides.
He did ask for a "temporary" fix. I assume that he wanted somethings to stop the rust until he could take it into a body shop for more permanent repairs.
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He did ask for a "temporary" fix. I assume that he wanted somethings to stop the rust until he could take it into a body shop for more permanent repairs.
Best to solve the problem now and not wait when it comes to rust.
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