(NSW WESTERN SYD) Rust repair

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(NSW WESTERN SYD) Rust repair

Postby Jordan1249 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:34 am

So does anyone on here do or know anyone who repairs rust or is willing to have the time and patience to teach me :P
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Re: (NSW WESTERN SYD) Rust repair

Postby MickGalant » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:50 pm

Hi Jordan.

Not many panel beaters are willing to undertake rust repairs these days, as it's not worth it for them to do so. In fact, I don't think any are.
I used to work in a car yard in Melbourne back in the 80's, and the boss taught me all about repairing rust, panel beating, spray painting etc.
There are a few different ways you can go with repairs, depending on how big the affected area is. If it's a large area, and assuming you can't find a replacement panel, or the panel is fixed, your best bet is to cut the rust out, or grind it out, and weld in a piece of sheet metal with similar gauge thickness. For smaller affected areas, fibreglass matting and resin are your best bet. Once again, grind out the affeted area, treat it with rust converter if need be, then apply F/G and resin, and finally filler for the final shape.
For the smallest areas, fibreglass filler is the best choice. It applies like normal filler and once hardened, can be shaped with regular filler.

I'm sorry to say mate but, I have the patience, just not the time. I work longish hours during the week, and am busy most weekends.
Try looking for tutorials online. There would be plenty with good advice. That's all I can offer you.

Best of luck.


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Re: (NSW WESTERN SYD) Rust repair

Postby Sigmaproject » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:55 pm

Heaps of tutorials on youtube :thumpsup:
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Re: (NSW WESTERN SYD) Rust repair

Postby 77lancer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:16 am

If you really want to learn how to do it properly i would find a Tafe that is still doing night classes.
When i was at North Sydney Tafe doing my panel beating apprenticeship they were running restoration classes at night, it was cheap and you could even bring in your own car and work on it with all the Tafe equipment and teachers help.

I am considering finding a course like this to work on my lancer, it is cheaper to pay the course fee than to buy all the materials/sandpaper/paint ect. and they have all the fabrication tools that i cant afford or fit in my shed.
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