Proper automotive rust repair
A quick video that follows a rust repair I did on my daughter's car. The right way of dealing with rust is cutting it out and welding new metal in, no other method will yield any lasting repair. And no, rust can not be neutralized completely on a car, there are just too many places you can't reach... No miracle product, no shortcuts....its just a long process... Don't ask about price, I don't do those kinds of repairs commercially, there is just no way to make money with those at a fixed price...
Using citric acid for rust removal
Citric acid can be bought from drugstore (they use it in jelly or such to adjust acidity) but it is very expensive there. Therefore Finnish rodders buy it from some agriculture-store. It is not expensive. Officially it is used as pigs obstruent! I dipped those parts in citric acid for overnight, next day brushed it with wirebrush and flushed it with water. Then again back to citric acid over night and wirebrushed + flushed it next day.
Flushing is important, you'll want to get all acid away, otherwise steel will turn to yellow.
You can't use this method on all parts because of hydrogen embrittlement. So no pedals, frames, brake drums, engine blocks or such to citric acid!!! And yeah, parts should be clean -I've cleaned 'em with fuel- because grease will neutralize acid. Ratio was 3%
Parts must be dried soon as you get them flushed, I quess you guys know why...
Music on the background:
Junior Brown; "Sugarfoot Rag"
How to Fix Surface Rust on a Car
This Caravan has been repaired before and is starting to rust along the bottom edge of the door. It appears that someone has installed a door skin before and the didn't do the best job in the world. The rust along the bottom can be removed but nobody can guarantee the rest of the door won't do the same thing over time as nobody knows to what degree this door was butchered before.
To start you will want to use either a grinder or a paint stripping wheel to remove as much as possible. Once you are at your limit with the stripping wheel move on to your spot blaster to remove the rust not accessible with the grinder. A little bit of putty was applied to level out the area a tad however I think it was wobbly to begin with, the whole door bottoms are like this from the skin being incorrectly installed. This type of repair will get the guy down the road but without stripping the whole door who knows what will happen. We can not guarantee this kind of work but given the cost of redoing someone elses work it is not in the budget for this customer. Lesson learned, have it done right the first time.
Honda civic repair
1993 Honda Civic. Spent $250 repairing the civic. It was my first body work project. Fixed the rust by adding sheet medal and bodo, bought a used bumber from the junk yard, painted the car with spray cans, etc..
How to Spray Paint a Car at Home Yourself (Aerosol)
See the Materials Used Here http://www.refinishnetwork.com/howto/video/how_to_paint_a_car_yourself.htm
Refinish Network consists of various professional and enthusiast painters whom work collectively to help eachother out using the websites discussion forum. You will also find various helpful 'how to' articles from painting to body repairs.
This video illustrates how to paint a car using only aerosol spray cans. It is best to use a spray gun where possible, however it is possible to paint a car yourself with an Aerosol Spray Can.
Diy Large Rust Hole Repair on your Auto Part 3 (patch)
I this video I'm trying to cover more detail and all the steps in the fiberglass patch repair that I had shown in an older video (how to repair a large rust hole on your vehicle). This is a Diy repair not restoration. I am showing this way to help people with less knowledge of metal forming and welding this is much better than tape and can keep you going for years and it will pass a road side inspection. If you don't mind how straight or smooth the finish is, you can finish the job a lot faster than in my video. This is just one way out of many most body man would recommend a replacement panel or patch that is welded but for an older car or beater this works fine, this is not restoration. I don't always do this I use metal for door skins, rockers, cab sides, floor pan, quarters etc but for hard to form areas fiberglass is the stuff, Do not do a repair like this if the structure of the car has been compromised.
useing spray primer .
3 min 45 seconds of some great tips saving time and usually expensive automotive paints .
A lesson for those using , or with the intention of priming there own body work .
I use a gravity feed spray gun dedicated for primeing with a 1.8 fluid tip.
Practice and experiment with primers , later as you become confident , you could move up to doing your own colour work.
Rust Repair Panel How To - Patch Panel Kit Repairing Project Pilehouse Dodge Truck Door at Eastwood
BUY The Kit Here: http://www.eastwood.com/patch-panel-install-kit.html
BUY Spot Weld Nozzle and Kit: http://www.eastwood.com/spot-weld-kit.html
We started the repair process on the passenger door of Matt's 1950 era Dodge Pile-House Pickup truck project. In this video he puts a new lower door skin on the door - both inside and outside. Check out other videos where we install air bags, lengthen the bed and CHOP the top.
Lots of fabrication to create the correct shape of the door. He used the Eastwood Patch Panel Kit, Brake, Shrinker-Stretcher, Grinder, Hammer and Dolly Set, Electric Shears, Rust Encapsulator, Self-Etching Weld-Thru Primer, After Weld, Spot Weld Pliers, Spot Weld Nozzle, and the Door Installation Tool.