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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Oct 2005, 16:37

Which one do you use, where do you get it from and how much?

As I've said somewhere before, I used to use Comma stop-rust which was fantastic stuff but I think they stopped making it. Now I use Hammerite rust beater £4.50 for a pot of paint or £3.99 for a spray can and I'm not that impressed with it to be honest - plus it either comes in pink or brown and having a light-coloured car I'm forced to use pink :?
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Postby Doive » 20 Oct 2005, 22:14

I used to use Kurust, the green goo type stuff. You paint it on and it apparently works to transform rust into a neutral form you can paint over. It takes about three hours and I'm not convinced it's that effective to be honest - it dissolved so much of the car away there was very little left! So maybe it's too effective then.
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 20 Oct 2005, 22:16

.......... or your car is very rusty :? :wink: :twisted:
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Postby Doive » 20 Oct 2005, 22:24

Yes, well, such an observation could also be made regarding my car I suppose. I like to think that the rust eater is perhaps a little on the vigorous side, and not in fact that my car is a pile of ferrous oxide with an engine.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 21 Oct 2005, 10:28

i've heard nowt but bad things about kurust. i've used it and tbh it seemed to do the job, it didnt eat too much metal. but it's bloody horrible to use and if you get it on your hands it will take about a week to come off as it sort of laminates onto your fingerprints. useful for criminals i suppose then. That said after kurusting generously, spraying with zinc primer and topcoating, the rust came back through after about a month.
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Postby Neilyman » 21 Oct 2005, 10:32

I don`t rate any of the rust cures, best way to get rid of rust is either a spot sand blaster, or new steel & a mig welder :)
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Postby wilsonc001 » 21 Oct 2005, 11:01

An angle grinder following by a welder...its the only way! ;)
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 Oct 2005, 11:42

That's all very well but what do I do with a tiny bit of surface rust in a nook/cranny round the battery tray area then? (not that I've got one, just using it as an example) Can't cut it out, grind it or even sand it down so the options are rust beater or...
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Postby grim_b » 21 Oct 2005, 11:56

Can't cut it out, grind it or even sand it down so the options are rust beater or...
.....Poke it repeatly saying go away, go away, go away! :D

I use Kurust and I have had the return of the rust problem. I also have no finger prints either :)

The stuff does work, you just need to make sure that the area is without as much rust as possible as I don't think it's penetration is all that. I found that grinding, sanding, poking and then painting kurust three times gives you at least a month without rust getting worse.

My view only though. :twisted:
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Postby Neilyman » 21 Oct 2005, 11:58

Shellysowner wrote:Can't cut it out, grind it or even sand it down so the options are rust beater or...


Small grit blast gun or Dremel type tool ! :)
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 Oct 2005, 12:28

Actually a dremel isn't such a stupid idea is it - been meaning to get one of those for a while anyway. I still think a coat of some paint-style rust beater over the top couldn't hurt though.
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Postby Neilyman » 21 Oct 2005, 12:42

I`ve heard folk talk about `Frost` products....Here`s one of theirs....

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=8293
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 Oct 2005, 12:54

Frost Restorers Equipment wrote:This is the rust convertor used by the oil and marine industries, the MoD and NATO.


Why does that not fill me with confidence? :P I love the logic - if it stops a ship rusting then it'll stop your car rusting :lol:

Seriously though, thanks for the link - I'll get some and in about 12 months time I'll tell you if it was any good.
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Postby grim_b » 21 Oct 2005, 13:04

Rust Converter ... 5 litres
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Got to having a laugh aint they, even my car isn't that rusty :)
Great link, thanks. :P
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 Oct 2005, 14:18

grim_b wrote:
Rust Converter ... 5 litres
In Stock


Got to having a laugh aint they, even my car isn't that rusty :)
Great link, thanks. :P


Oh Doive..... :P :wink: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 22 Oct 2005, 00:08

Check the link again lads, you'll find it's out of stock - I have it all in my garage.

I'd be afraid to let any of that near my car, merely taking the lid off the tin would cause the wings to crumble. The problem is that I have been quoted 600 quid to do the arches - how do any of you get bodywork done cheaply?? Doing it myself isn't really an option, as using a welder on a licensed fireworks premises probably isn't the greatest idea in the world.
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Oct 2005, 07:11

I don't know how you get bodywork done cheaply Doive - I got one piece of bodywork on my Saab migged up by the local garage (cos my gas set would melt the door skin!) and I could've welded it up better with my @rse! That took one hell of a lot of grinding down and filling etc. so I'd recommend renting/borrowing/cadging a mig or preferably tig welder and a garage and possibly a friend who can weld!
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Postby Neilyman » 22 Oct 2005, 09:58

I have a mig welder & a mate who`s a fabrication welder. I just tempt him with beer! The last thing he welded on mine was the battery tray, that`s all that`s been done.
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Postby Doive » 23 Oct 2005, 00:52

Ok Neil, I'll be down your way in the new year, I'll bring a crate of whatever your mate drinks, whatever you drink and a case of Magners for me. Plus a bottle of whisky, some wheelarch panels and a small hamster. Assuming that's ok with you of course!
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Postby Chevette Girl » 22 Nov 2005, 01:00

For little touchups, I used to use this stuff that came in a pen-like dispenser, called "Rust Avenger". Goes on white, turns light green to black depending on how bad your rust was. Lightly sand when dry, paint. No rust return. However, I didn't see it last time I went looking to buy more, as I seem to have misplaced the last one... I've got something else that's a spray called Rust Converter from Rust Check, I'll let you know how it works...

I've also used naval jelly (navAl, not navEl!), that was OK but it needed to be rinsed off, which is a pain in the ar$e when it's cool out and you're waiting for things to dry off so you cna prime/bondo/paint/etc...

For small spots, that Rust Avenger stuff was great, only cost about $4 CDN and worked really well, and the dispenser prevented the whole can from getting contaminated and denaturing...
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