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Tips on stopping rust from spreading on car?

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I noticed around 6-8 months ago a little rust stating on my car on the bumper end that joins to the main frame. Looked again & noticed it's around 2 inches in length now. How can I control it from s… Read More
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3m, 1d agoPosted 3 months, 1 day ago
I noticed around 6-8 months ago a little rust stating on my car on the bumper end that joins to the main frame.
Looked again & noticed it's around 2 inches in length now.
How can I control it from spreading or even removing it if it's easy to do?

BTW:It's a 08 Toyota.
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3m, 1d agoPosted 3 months, 1 day ago
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#1
I would recommend you look at the Frost Auto restoring website. The products aren't cheap, but are exceptionally high quality. I had a preserved old bus and did the chassis with the Metal Prep - it's amazing stuff, it kills the rust and converts it to a totally neutral and rust free surface. Forget cheap products that "convert" rust, like Hammerite etc, these POR15 products are absolutely fantastic and used by those restoring old cars worth tens of thousands. They also do a kit of small amounts of the key products, if it's several small areas then this would be sufficient rather than buy a pint of each one. Also available on eBay, put POR15 into the search.
#2
The advice above is correct these days most of the time if something costs more it's for a reason but be careful lots of fakes out there on everything.
#3
rub it down and fill it then respray it.
#4
MynameisM
rub it down and fill it then respray it.


....and watch the rust come back again because rubbing it down doesn't kill the rust
#5
and filler accelerates the spread . you need to kill the rust with acid or a rust preventative primer or cut it out completely,
#6
Rub it down, treat with a rust converter, paint with a rust inhibitor, prime coat and top coat it, with fine sand paper rubs downs as required.

Of course, on a fairly modern car, it will always look bad, because the paint layers applied in the factory are so thin, you cannot get anywhere close to as thin a layer. Trying to fix a tiny stone chip on my bonnet, it is impossible to get a single layer as thin as the original three layers combined.
#7
If you do your own oil changes always go round the underside of the car afterwards and using a paint brush spread it all over....the mot tester will probably moan at you every year but it works a treat and its essentially free!
#8
Just some vaseline on it until you get to the right solution
#9
You should be covered under the X amount of years anti corrosion warranty. Take it to your local dealer, they'll check the paint to see if its been painted by any previous accidents then let you know the put come.
#10
Toon_army
You should be covered under the X amount of years anti corrosion warranty. Take it to your local dealer, they'll check the paint to see if its been painted by any previous accidents then let you know the put come.


Big problem with this - you'd need to be the original owner for ease of claiming, have had it specifically checked by the main dealer every year for any signs of corrosion and stamped as having been inspected. I've had cars that are 3-4 years old, full dealer service history but no stamps in the book for bodywork corrosion inspection.
#11
Only thing I know which will stop it spreading/developing is acf50.
Avoid the cans as you get through them really quickly, the bottles and then a spray bottle works best IMO.

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