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...
Poor Man's Body Repair Part 1
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I have to do major body work on our 1990 Ford Econoline, I can't afford to have it done at a body shop.
Plus it would cost more than the van is worth, so being a jack-ass of all trades and a master of none, I have to do the job myself.
I have been doing body work for years on all the old cars I have owned in the past.
I use galv. sheet metal and pop rivets and rusty metal primer and Bondo.
This video is MY WAY, the poor man's way of fixing the body rot, it has to be done, the van runs good but the body is going to hell.
Soooo...If any of you that ARE in the body shop business and want to be a critic, please don't, I do not have a garage or the equipment or the MONEY to do it the RIGHT way.
To do it the right way would tie up the van for weeks, we drive the van almost every day.
This video is for you do-it-yourselfer's out there.
my giant rust hole repair project
i had a 22inch rust hole in my rocker panel and i decided to fix it!
oh im a beginer at body work so don't hate,and leave nice comments,but if u can give me better tips on how to do proper body work ,i'd be glad to hear it!!!!
for the finished project u can view it here:
ARE YOU READY FOR PART 6 Of Poor Man's Bondo Body Work?
Of Poor Man's Bondo Body Work Series.
The weather is getting colder and it is getting harder to Bondo, I like to Bondo when the temp is over 60 degrees.
Weather permitting there may or may not be a part 7 THIS year.
We will have to play it by ear.
Thanks for hanging there.
poor man's floor pan (1)
Part one of a floor pan fabrication for the 66 Chevy Caprice.
Aftermarket pans were around $100 each and
still didn't cover all the area I needed to replace.
I got the sheet metal for free from an industrial
shelving unit I found. It's the same gauge too!
Tools are from Harbor Freight or Homemade.
Repair Rust and Holes with the No Weld Hole Repair Kit from Eastwood
No Weld Hole Repair Kit
The Eastwood No Weld Hole Repair Kit provides a quick, weld free solution to plugging 2 inch Dia. or less holes in steel, aluminum, fiberglass and plastic body panels while minimizing sanding damage and the amount of required surface preparation. Repair holes caused by rust and corrosion.
For Best Results, Eastwood also offers:
Pre Painting Prep Aerosol 11 oz
Item #10041 Z
The final step in surface prep—PRE™ Painting Prep
Proper surface preparation is one of the most important factors in helping you achieve a high-quality final finish. Our specially formulated PRE Painting Prep removes dirt, wax, polish, grease, silicone, buffing compound, even road tar, ensuring a clean surface that's ready for final painting or powder-coating.
Removes silicone, wax, polish, grease and dirt
Helps promote paint adhesion
Easy spray-on, wipe-off application
Eastwood Contour Premium Body Filler .8 gal
Item #13520 ZP
Contour™ 1-step Premium Body Filler actually inhibits rust and self-etches!
Save time in your shop with our "all-in-1-step" custom-blended premium body filler. It contains rust inhibitors to prevent corrosion long after painting, and its unique self-etching properties bite into the surface for maximum adhesion. A great "1-2 punch" to help finish bodywork faster and more effectively!
Rust inhibitors prevent corrosion
Self-etching properties create excellent adhesion
Superior coverage and feather-edging ability
1-step process; no glazing putty required
Watch this video to see us fix a rusty hole in a car door with the Eastwood No-Weld Hole Repair Kit.
How To Do A Rustoleum Roller Paint Job For $70 And A Cheap Way to Fix Rust Holes $20
For $100 I put a quick patch job on this tired old Chevy Truck and plan to flip a quick buck. Rolled on a coat of Rustoleum and patched up the huge rust holes in the cab corners. They're notorious for rusting out. Got some aluminum flashing for housing ($10), buy the guttering dept in Lowes, Home Depot, etc. It's thin and easily shaped and cut with standard scissors. Clean the rust deposits out from the site. Set some jack stands down. Cut a piece of the thin aluminum to length and set it on top of the jackstands almost touching the rusted area. Get a can of High Strength Window sealent or Great Stuff ($4 at home depot) as it's called. Start foaming the area in and piling layer over layer of sealent on top of the aluminum. Once it is built up, fold the aluminum up and set jack stands over to keep it help up. The foam will expand and is extremely sticky when wet. Wear gloves! Once it's had a day to set, pull off the aluminum and saw off the excess with a hack saw blade or knife. Sculpt it to form and check the results. Can drill out holes in the aluminum, place it on and put screws to hold the aluminum on the foam once dryed.
Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP
MIG Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute video featuring nationally recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins. Whether you are a novice or a professional, this video will help you get professional results as you learn the tricks to welding automotive sheet metal. Muscle cars, classic cars or trucks use the same welding techniques. Save yourself money and do it yourself or see what your builder should be doing!
Poor Man's Bondo Body Work Series Part 1
WELL HERE IT IS!
Part 1 of the Bondo series.
I finally was able to start the Bondo work, the weather was causing lots of delays.
Please remember I an NOT a pro at body work, I am just a guy who can't afford to pay hundreds or even thousands to have a pro do the work.
This is the poor man;s way.