Vintage has always been “cool” and fashionable. If you are currently on a tight budget and getting your dream car seems quite impossible, maybe it’s about the time that you ask permission from Grandpa and take the car which has long been in the garage out for some test drive. Of course, before you get the glamour of a vintage car, many things just have to be done including rust removal. Here are easy tips for quick rust removal tips.
1. Develop a habit of inspecting your car regularly. Rust spots are easier to repair than big and long-time rust. All you need is a complete set of tools and you can now proceed to doing a simple rust removal procedure.
2. You need to find the rust spots and prepare them for a treatment. Use coarse sandpaper or a wire brush to remove the rust from the affected area. Make sure you take the necessary precautions when doing so.
3. Scrape rust and lose paint. You may use your trusted rust stain remover when doing so for better results. Use clean cloth to wipe the area.
4. Get a good paint sample on all sides of the area by using coarse sandpaper. After reaching the unaffected paint, clean the area by brushing the dust away.
5. Protect the unaffected area from paint and putty by taping off.
6. Smoothen the affected area by applying glazing putty on it. This process will also help fill in scratches and pits and make the paint look even. Let it dry afterwards.
7. Use the identification plate found under your car’s hood or a paint chip to get the exact sample of your car’s color. Use this sample when purchasing paint and primer in your nearest car shop.
8. The next thing to do is to apply the primer. Let it dry afterwards then apply a fresh coat of paint. When applying, do so very carefully and smoothly and blend it the best way that you can to achieve a good finish.
9. When the paint is dry, it’s time to polish the affected area.
10. Always check your wheel wells and your fenders – these are two of the most rust-prone areas of your car.
Easy and simple – just remove rust from Grandpa’s old car and you are up to get vintage spunk you’ve always wanted – all at a minimal budget.