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Postby iety2004 » 24 Mar 2005, 22:47

Im gonna be tackling the surface rust on my Kadett this weekend and i was wondering can you still get arosol paint for them form halfords etc?

Or will have to go to a specialist for a colour match?

Its a cream colour

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Postby Neilyman » 24 Mar 2005, 23:27

If it was also a Vauxhall colour, they`ll probably stock it or can get it, but I suspect you`ll end up at a paint factors getting it mixed.
Don`t let Halfords etc mix it for you, they only mix `original` colours as per the computer. Go to a specialist Paint Factors who will `colour match` the paint to allow for aging etc. as the original will be faded.
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Postby iety2004 » 25 Mar 2005, 00:25

I see, ok thanks for the pointer,

Im gonna be tackling the rust thats starting to appear on the front valance so i need to cover the repairs im carrying out.

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Postby Doive » 25 Mar 2005, 01:35

Treating that rust properly will be a pain in the ar$e. You need to wire brush off as much of it as possible, then rust treat it with something like Kurust. The stuff that is left is then good for painting over, but only with a zinc based primer. Rub that down, then start thinking about primer and top coats. If you spray straight over it, expect to repeat the entire process in about three weeks.
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Postby iety2004 » 25 Mar 2005, 01:54

Yeah im gonna take it back to bare metal with an angle grinder with wire brush,then feather edge the surrounding paint, wipe with spirt wipe, then zinc prime i think.

Then take my time when is comes to finish coat
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Postby Doive » 25 Mar 2005, 02:00

Good man. You sound like you know what you're doing! I need to treat my front valance and wings again, the last round of anti rust repairs have lasted a year and seen off a nasty winter so I'm happy. Just need to be careful not to get overspray on the 52 plate black passat parked next to me!
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Mar 2005, 12:27

I dares you to paint it red!!!! :lol: I did a load of rust repairs last summer and most of 'em (particularly the wings) have come unstuck again. Ho hum :(
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Postby iety2004 » 25 Mar 2005, 13:56

Luckly its only surface rust,

i got to try and repair the o/s/f wing as well as there is a couple of nasty dents where it looks like it took a hit, and they hav just pushed it out again.

Have to get my panel beating kit out and have a bash.

Then maybe take some fibre glass moulds of the wings :P

Gotta take care of it as it is before i start to mod it
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Postby Doive » 25 Mar 2005, 16:08

My rear wings are shot to pieces. The passengers side has a hole about the size of a 50p that I blew through with a wire brush, that has been firmly coated in red oxide and thankfully seems solid. The drivers rear wing has a four inch long gash in it that is perpetually rusting, the guys who did a bit of welding work on the car pumped this full of black underseal stuff when doing the boot floor in an attempt to stop it consuming the entire car. Hopefully get them replaced over the summer at a cost of 300 quid. Ouch.
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Postby iety2004 » 28 Mar 2005, 23:13

somebody has plated the rear boot floor on mine and the exhaust is constantly rubbing and vibrating again it

does my head in!

so thinking about removing it and prperly welding in some new metal,

Will paint from a paint factors be more expensive?
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Postby Neilyman » 28 Mar 2005, 23:25

iety2004 wrote:somebody has plated the rear boot floor on mine and the exhaust is constantly rubbing and vibrating again it does my head in!


Give the offending bit of metal a [email protected] with a big hammer! easier than rewelding it :D

iety2004 wrote:Will paint from a paint factors be more expensive?


Around 9-10 quid a large aerosol, not much more for 1 litre tin.
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Postby iety2004 » 28 Mar 2005, 23:42

Ok sounds like a steal,

i'll have to go and have a look when i get the prep work done

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Postby Neilyman » 28 Mar 2005, 23:53

Here ya go, this is who I use. They have a branch just down the road from me.
http://www.autopaint.co.uk/

& they have a branch near you to!
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Postby iety2004 » 28 Mar 2005, 23:58

Hmmm could open my own branch, i'll i need is 8 grand and 800 square feet for a shop, simple :lol:

Cheers, didn't think of looking online, that place is like 2 minutes from where i used to work, dame
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