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Fixing rust spots on a car body

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Azurix, May 23, 2014.

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  1. Azurix

    Azurix New Member

    May 22, 2014
    What tools would I need to do this? Would a hand held electric grinder, along with some grip tape be proficient enough? I read that 150 grit would be the best to use. I don't have a lot of experience with cars, so this is completely new to me. I would need some eye protection, correct? I am also worried that this would scratch the exterior of the car as well. Any tips, opinions, or comments would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Do you have any pictures of the rust? If you are using a grinder you would have to take off the grinding disk and get a sand paper wheel. You would need more then one grit of paper to do the job. Bad rust would need new metal to be welded into that spot. One that isn't so bad might need some body fill. 150 grit is way too course for that type of work. You would also need finer grits before paint.

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