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Will a door edge guard cause rust or other issues?

I would like to place a u-shaped rubber door guard provided with double sided tape along the edges of my car doors to avoid damage against other cars or against walls. I wonder whether this protection ...
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Is this too much rust to repair?

I (maybe foolishly), recently purchased this car privately. I failed to inspect the underbody of the vehicle accurately. It's a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was wondering is this rust too much to get ...
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How can I prevent hub and rotor rusting together?

I've got a 2013 BMW 335i with M-Sport options. It prompted this question but the issue (and probably the solutions) are not unique to it. Like many such vehicles, the rear brakes are part drum, part ...
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Protecting the Mating Surface between the Catalytic Converter and Header

In the midst of replacing my Catalytic Converter on my 03 Nissan 350z, I have taken off the Catalytic Converter to reveal a pretty rusty mating surface between the two components. My question is what ...
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Rotor replacement/machining necessary after car has been sitting for a couple of months!

My 2013 Mazda CX-5 has been sitting out for a couple of months and we had a pretty wet spring here. When I took it in for service, the dealership told me that they want to replace the rear rotors and ...
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What would the result be of re-painting a slightly rusting door?

Im going to be getting a Macao paint job inn the coming weeks. they're not doing any primer or anything, the car has its factory paint job, just getting something to match up door paint after ...
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Trunk Lid Rust Removal worth it?

My car's trunk lid has a nasty rust spot. My Dad recently asked me why I don't just sand it down, bondo and paint it and that probably isn't a bad idea. The thing is that from the outside it looks ...
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Rust band on brake rotor

Short question - would you replace this rotor? The 'rust band' on the outer edge of the rotor is part of the 'braking surface' - in other words, if I lay the pad on the rotor, part of the pad braking ...
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Can I use old engine oil to protect tools from rusting?

I'm not sure if the question is on-topic here, since it's about tools and not exactly mechanics, but if it's not I can move it to the appropriate SE! I have a power drill and used it once at work to ...
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UK specific - MOT failure due to rusted body sill (BMW E46) [closed]

My car just failed MOT due to rusted body sill around a jack point area. Click here to see the video of the problem uploaded on youtube. Questions What job does it need done? Is it necessary for ...
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Do electric cars corrode faster?

I am buying a new Peugeot e-208 (Full electric) and I noticed something strange in the contract: Peugeot warrants all its new cars for 12 years against corrosion, but for electric cars they reduce the ...
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What problems will I have if I use a rusted input shaft on a transmission?

I have an old (25 years) transmission from a BMW E36 which I want to use. The transmission must have sat outdoors for a while, because there was white scale on the outside and inside of the bell ...
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Car Wash in Winter - Good Idea? / Bad Idea?

I live in an area that gets a fair amount of snow and ice, and so the winter months usually have salt on the roads. Presumably, that salt stays around as a dry crust or in puddles until the next ...
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Does a cracked paint blister corrode faster than if grinded?

Recently a paint blister cracked open on the roof of my car. It has rust under it, so my guess is it was one of those lazy ass "repairs", where body filler was added over rust just so it could be ...
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Use a torque bar when removing rusted bolts, to prevent impact driver from breaking them?

Newbie, starting to work on my own cars, and I'd like to use air tools to save wear and tear on my wrists and arm muscles, and not aggravate back pain from a car accident years ago. There are many ...
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What’s the best way to remove rust from the engine block exterior?

Tomorrow I’m planning on finally changing some parts I’ve been postponing forever to do. To change them I’ll have to remove the timing belt cover, exposing the side of my engine block. It looks like ...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Can rear bearings be cleaned up, or are they a sealed unit?

This weekend, I'm replacing my 2008 Chrysler Town & Country's rear brakes (rotor, calipers, and pads.) The mechanic that inspected the vehicle said the bearings were OK. But, since I am going to ...
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is a seriously corroded driveshaft and u joints on an F150 safe? dealer who sold me car says no

I think a corroded drive train this corroded is a safety issue, bought used f150 from dealer get out on highway and was scared to hell whole truck shook so bad -drove truck back later same day saying ...
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Rust bubbles on paint

On my 2011 Camry, the paint on my front left fender along the wheel well is bubbling up, with what I assume is rust underneath. This fender was replaced a number of years ago after a fender bender. ...
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2012 Ford F-150 Rust

I have a 2012 Ford F-150 that's starting to show a bit of rust, primarily on the front and rear bumpers and then on the undercarriage of the body below the doors. I have a few questions on this: ...
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How major are these paintwork & rust problems?

I have a 10 year old Honda Jazz (=Honda Fit in the US – I live in the UK). I'd like to keep the car going for as long as reasonably possible: hoping for another 5-10 years? It has a variety of ...
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Rusty oil pan, clean or replace

I have a 2011 Nissan X-trail, 2.0 Diesel. Bought it several months ago and noticed that the oil pan is really rusty. Here's how it looks: I am thinking of brushing the rust out and apply a coating ...
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Windshield frame rusting

Our car (Honda Accord) did not pass inspection due to a cracked windshield. we have full glass insurance, but when Safelight came to our home and inspected the car they informed us that the windshield ...
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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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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 ...