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Questions tagged [rust]

The byproduct of oxidation of a metallic material

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Will a car rust from one winter

I want to buy a car two or three years old. If it has seen one winter will the car still rust throughout its lifetime? I was told it would
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Need help removing rust from hinge

I have a handicapped van with a side conversion ramp. The hinge attached to the floor of the van has considerable rust and since I live in Ohio we have harsh winters. So what would be the best way to ...
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Paint made on motor cover block of my motorbike is getting blistered

What I'm trying to explain is that the paint layer is getting in a form to be peeled off easily. As far as I guess I need the peel the current paint applied and repaint it. Is this something that an ...
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Can I bend an exhaust flex pipe?

My exhaust pipe in my 2007 maxima has a crack about an inch outside of a flex pipe, and the repair cost is more than the car is worth to me. The 2 pipes are totally separate, but right next to each ...
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Rust UNDER windshield

I have some rust under my windshield at the top edge where the trim is usually black. The rust is showing through the windshield when looking from outside the vehicle. Should I be worried about this,...
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How much rust is okay on a used Nissan Rogue 2015? [closed]

How much rust is okay on a used Nissan Rogue 2015? Please see pics of undercarriage and brake rust on a car from NJ. Run 35000 miles. Is this a major issue/deal-breaker? There seems to be no rust ...
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Rusty wheel hubs

My 4 wheel hubs are rusty. Except for the fact that it doesn't look great, can this have any practical negative impact? Also, there's a particular speed (very slow, close to stop) where braking makes ...
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Expedient way to stop rust on body panel

My 2007 Mazda 6 appears to be rusting at two points, one in each rear wheel well: (Rust in exactly these spots seems to be a common problem with this generation of Mazda, but dealers say it isn't ...
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Preventing Rust/Corrosion of Chassis when Cutting Threads and Installing a Bolt

I'm installing a passenger seat in a brand new vehicle that was manufactured without the passenger seat installed ( cargo van ). The holes were already present, but no threads cut. They are painted ...
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What do do with a rusted (not seized) nut

A nut on my bike is rusted and doesn't accept a bolt beyond first few threads. What can I do about it short of grinding it off and welding a new one on?
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Loosening O2 sensors with brake fluid?

So my 2010 Prius recently got a code for the upstream O2 sensors heater circuit (P0031) and I tested the heating coil and the circuit is not complete so I ordered a new one. The old one obviously is ...
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What kind of damage / body is this?

We purchased 72 Karmann Ghia to restore. Other than this damage, the body is in relatively good condition. I've got very little experience but everyone has to start somewhere, and this is my first ...
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Is it important to treat small surface rust on a bonnet?

There is a small amount of surface rust on my bonnet (maybe 3*3mm), probably from a rock falling on the car. Is it important to get this removed asap or can we expect it to stay small for a long time ...
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Do I need to replace my rotors?

I just bought my used 2015 nissan altima 3 months ago with 33k miles. My lack of knowledge with cars may be catching up to me as I'm now realizing just exactly how rusted my rotors are, basically ...
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Do I have to replace my brakes due to rust or it is not that bad?

It was suggested to me to replace my brakes due to heavy dust asap. Could you please advise whether it is really needed or there might be another way to get rid of this rust. Thanks!
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if you can't see rust, you don't need primer?

I was watching a youtube video on repairing paint chips and the guy said 'if you cant see rust you don't need primer. However I notice that plastic(which doesn't develop rust) has primer layer on it. ...
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Is DIY penetrating fluid safe for alloy wheels?

I have an alloy wheel which is rusted onto the drum. I have watched dozens of YouTube videos regarding making your own (more effective and less costly) penetrating fluid. I am very concerned, however,...
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Why does rust need to be removed?

I previously asked this question: Is this rust or not, will it spread, how should I repair it? People are saying one needs to sand down to bare metal then paint over to prevent rust from spreading. ...
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Is this rust or not, will it spread, how should I repair it?

Hit a concrete pole and damaged my Hyundai coupe 2006. This is side view of car just under door where damaged has occurred. As you can see paint worked has been pierced and is showing some metal\...
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What exactly is zinc primer for early repair of rust?

I understand that repairing an early rust on the body of a car is a 3-step process: Grind down to bare metal with Dremel-like device. Apply Zinc primer. Paint with matching color, followed by a ...
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Why is sanding small car rust with “Dremel” superior to sanding with a drill?

In recommendations for sanding, one reads that a Dremel tool should be used. This appears to be a recommendation for a particular brand, rather than for a particular RPM, or torque. Is a Dremel tool ...
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Roof is rusted and pitted - Use Flex Seal?

Will Flex Seal spray work to "fix" a vehicle with a rusty and pitted roof? By "fix", I mean: Keep all water out Keep the rust from spreading
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How to repair and prevent holes in cowl panel

My 2009 Honda City S MT developed a leak in the roof ~10 days ago. The service station came back with the attached photos of rust on cowl panel and roof. I am being quoted upwards of 100k INR to ...
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Rust Underneath Car: How Much is Too Much?

I'm thinking of buying a honda 2008. I've been looking around and found one that fits the bill. I spotted some rust on the underside of the car between the back wheels. I'm not sure if its ok for the ...
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Is there a way to get rid of rust from the metal plate/frame to which headlights are attached, behind the front bumper of '03 Infinti g35?

I just bought an 2003 Infiniti g35. During a minor repair, i noticed that the frame to which the headlights are joined/fixed (not know what it is called), just above the wheel, is rusted very badly. ...
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what to do about rust on 2014 civic

so i have a 2014 civic that got its paint scraped off after i turned a corner too sharply in a parking garage about a year and a half ago... and about a year ago i had a guy fix it. i didnt notice at ...
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Large rust hole in spare tire area. (Completely rusted through) How to fix?

This is a beater car and I'm not worried about fixing it "properly" really. Trying to spend minimal dollars on this. My main concern is keeping rats or bugs out of the car. Basically the car ...
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Does storing a brand new car in winter prevent rust?

I was looking for a way to prevent my new 2017 Mustang from rusting. I live in Canada and here we use salt in winter. I asked a lot of people how I can protect it, and each one says something ...
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Do all cars rust eventually even with repeated proper rustproofing methods?

My understanding is that rustproofing works and lasts when done properly, but once the coating used to rustproof wears off I'm guessing the process to rustproof needs to be done all over again. With ...
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Can a car body get rusted?

I have a Toyota Etios Liva Viera Limited Edition car, which is going to be three years old next year January. It has run for about 3711km. Today, I noticed these spots on the car body: I tried ...
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What could cause these noises coming from the front of my vehicle?

My 2011 Audi A4 has been sitting for about 2 months in a garage. Today I drove it and as I went faster than 15 MPH I noticed a bad grinding noise and vibrations; even when I'm not braking. If I move ...
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How to patch holes in the van floor?

While replacing the van's carpet I noticed there're a few holes in the floor that started to rust around edges. There's no isolation or any protection between the floor and the ground, you can see ...
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Affordable-ish but not-too-cheap-looking rust repair for wheel arches?

I have some rust forming around my rear wheel wells. No holes, just some bubbling and a couple of small areas (<= 1 sq cm each) where the paint has chipped off. The shop quotes a full repair at $...
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How can you prevent the frame and undercarriage on your car from rusting?

I drove a '97 Subaru Legacy for many years and that thing got over 280,000 miles and was still running smooth before rust finally killed it. The frame started rusting away; there was a hole straight ...
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Do my brakes really need to be replaced due to rust?

It was suggested to replace my brakes as soon as possible due to them being honest heavily rusted. You can see a picture below. I'm not sure whether what I was told is right because, as I see, rust is ...
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What to do about this rust on trailer wheel, suspension and part of axle?

I'm working on my 9 year old box trailer (a Lynton Loadtrekker), replacing the rotten plywood floor. There is some rust - see the pictures below. I think this is a torsion bar suspension system (...
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Non-destructive cost-efficient method for measuring state of rustedness of a vehicle

Besides visual examination, is there some way to find out reliably how much a given car is affected by rust? I mean, which parts (possibly covered by paint) are rusting in the inside, and to what ...
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Surface rust on chassis - body shop or mechanic?

I have some surface rust around the strut mounts on my car (yes, I've checked, it's surface, no holes). This is beyond my ability to repair. Is this something I should be taking to a mechanic or ...
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Exhaust Manifold Nuts won't screw in all the way

after installing the new headers on my car I am having an issue with the bolts not going in all the way in both from the cat end and the block end and I am afraid of snapping them from using too much ...
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2007 Chevy Silverado How to remove interior rust

I have recently purchased (2 months ago) a 2007 Chevy Silverado LT, extended cab, with 150k miles on it. I love the truck and I'm trying to do whatever I can to make it last about 10 years. One of the ...
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What is the procedure to fix vehicle roof paint inexpensively?

On a flat-roofed vehicle, what is the least expensive way to fix the roof when the clear coat has largely peeled off and rust has formed? There are no places where the rust is so extreme that holes ...
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100 Scratches, easy fix?

My girlfriend parked her car (metalic blue Golf V) and took a piece of the solid pillar. So we have a bunch scratches on the left rear. It's about 100 tiny scratches, some are big, others smaler. Some ...
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Modern cars do not rust faster in coastal locations - Myth or truth?

Someone warned me to never buy a second hand car from the coast because cars rust faster and you cannot always see which hidden parts are rusted. The expectation is that cars from the coast has a ...
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Trouble installing new bolts into rusted welded nuts

I've got a 2007 Pontiac Torrent that I (mostly) installed a hitch on. The hitch mounts to 8 points. 6 points are existing welded in nuts. 4 of these welded nuts are causing me trouble. They've rusted ...
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Prevent (or significantly reduce) brake line rust

I few years back a large chunk of my brake lines were replaced due to a failure in my brake booster. Working on my vehicle now I can see the usual cost of driving on salty winter roads, the lines are ...
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Matting / Discolouration when spray painting car

I have been running into some trouble while spray painting my car. The roof of my 2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24 had some rust on it, so I sanded it down, put on primer, and used black Rustoleum for the ...
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How to seal / repair large crack in bumper

A car was in a collision and the front bumper is dented inward and cracked, I'm guessing up to an inch wide. Is there a way to either fill the crack with some type of foam? (Sophisticated tools and ...
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Water leaking through visor area into interior

My car leaks when it rains. Rain drips from the visor area. I suspect an area outside and above the windshield that is showing some rust. I also suspect that my windshield was not replaced (long ago)...
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Rust From Repaired Chip in Paint Didn't Go Away

Last year, I had a big stone chip with growing rust. I thoroughly sanded it, applied primer, and painted it. It wasn't meant to look good as I just wanted to prevent the rust expansion. However, ...
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how to clean rust on chain (motorbike)?

slight rust on the side of the links of my bike chain. I'm runing with dry lube which is teflon based I think. The rust isn't deep. Can I go at it with a brass bristle brush, or will that damage it ...