Can someone give me some general advice on fixing rust spots. The paint on
my 94 grand am is chipped in a few spots, and there is minor rust forming.
If anyone could point me to a web site or give me some general steps to take
to fix this myself it would be much appreciated.
Oh, and does anyone know how to find the exact colour of the paint on my car
? Is it printed on a lebel somewhere ?
If the paint has pealed around the rusted area's that's know as
paint delamination. And the effected area's need to be taken to bare metal.
Primered with a sealer primer, then a sandable primer. sanded smooth,
The best way to remove rust for the average person is with a 3M Rust
& Paint removial disk. Fits a 3/8's power drill. Just don't work an area
too long. Then get some 180 grit sand paper, then 220, then 300 or 320 and
feather out the edges, working further out with each finer grit.
Once sanded smooth, tape the area off, and primer. Sand down the
edges, move the mask out a inch, sand the paint with 300 or 320, then
primer with sandible primer. Make sure you apply thin even coats. Sand the
edges smooth, make sure you have no low spots, then apply color coats.
Your car has a decal with a paint code on it, on a 1994 Grand Am I
don't remember the areas they put the label. If you call an automotive
paint supply house, they should be able to tell you where it's at.
Just wanted to add for small spots I use a fiberglass pen to remove the
rust. It works well for paint
chips also. And call around to the local paint supply stores, nowadays
they can mix you up a quart and
put some of it into a aerosol spray can for you if you don't have a paint
gun and air compressor.
On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 16:42:33 GMT, Charles Bendig
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