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Old 06-12-2005, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My car has a few tiny chips of rust on the chassis, all over the place. How can I temporarily fix them so it would stop further rusting, im not too worried about paint at the moment!

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Rust is like a virus...first sand it down to the fresh metal then apply an anti-rust coating regulary ( or use clear nail polish) until you can paint and clear coat the spots.

BMW are really great cars when it comes to the rust plague... However if your car had aftermarket exterior panels put in (fenders, hood, doors) they can rust badly...and rust can spread enough and create under paint damage that may cause you to replaace the entire panel....
so be careful!
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I have found that a paint called Hammerite does a wonderous job and you don't have to remove all the rust before you use it. It dries very quickly and puts a hard ceramic like coating over the rust which prevents further rusting. It's expensive but worth every penny. Its available at most good hardware store in the East, but I don't know about the rest of the country. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com..._hammerite.asp
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yeah the rust thing on my car is pretty bad, ill take a few pics and show you guys:

...10min later....

the worst part is the passenger side, the A Pillar on that side is fully rusted, in heavy rain it leaks up at the top of the windshield by tht pillar! There is rust starting to show on the same place on the driver side now too! I have to get the windscreen taken out to get it all fixed but dont have the $$$ at the moment!

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The driver door has rust under that metal bit (see pic below), next to the B Pillar! I can feel it "crunching" if i press it and rust falls out, and it also leaks here from time to time in heavy rain!

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and no, i didnt know about the windscreen thing when i bought the car but i did know about the doors, all the doors have rust on that metal bit (see pic) but its only bad on the drivers side as the others are only surface rust...or so i hope!


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