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    Default Rust repair in wheel wells

    I've got some rust in the front wheel wells.

    What's the best way to deal with it and what paint to use?

    Thanks

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    Remove ALL rust to clean and bare metal, then either etching primer or epoxy primer/filler (I would use latter one, you can get from me free as I have plenty ) and then painted normally (you'll need clearcoat as well as yours is metallic).

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    A couple of pictures of what I used.

    Dinitrol RC900 - stops rust. Clean off surface rust as far as possible then treat. (spray) Dries black ready for top coat finish.

    Dinitrol Metallic - corrosion prevention. Dries brown but a little tacky, looks the same finish as Ferrari uses out of the factory. See underbody pic.

    Dinitrol ML - spray inside cavities for protection and stops existing rust.

    Hycote Stone Guard - as the name suggests. I use this in wheel wells and dries suitable for overcoating if required. Dries somewhere between matt and satin.

    Hycote Satin Black - use this most places as a general touch up. Use on fittings in the wheel well where stone guard is too thick. Used on the wheel well liners which allows the grain of the plastic to show through looking more original.

    Others will have their own favourites but I have used this selection for a while. IMO Dinitrol is an excellent product widely used in the aviation sector.
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    Sy,
    sorry my bad english so did you ment wheel arches (normal bodycolor) or inner part (painted black)? As my reply was for wheel arches.

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    Thanks Terry.

    Your car is looking awesome.

    Did you powder coat the springs as well?


    Quote Originally Posted by WillW
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    sorry my bad english so did you ment wheel arches (normal bodycolor) or inner part (painted black)? As my reply was for wheel arches.
    It's the inner part. When I took the front wheels off I noticed bits of rust where the paint had flaked off. Just like the pic below.

    I might put it up on axle stands and do all 4 corners next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry
    A couple of pictures of what I used.

    Dinitrol RC900 - stops rust. Clean off surface rust as far as possible then treat. (spray) Dries black ready for top coat finish.

    Dinitrol Metallic - corrosion prevention. Dries brown but a little tacky, looks the same finish as Ferrari uses out of the factory. See underbody pic.

    Dinitrol ML - spray inside cavities for protection and stops existing rust.

    Hycote Stone Guard - as the name suggests. I use this in wheel wells and dries suitable for overcoating if required. Dries somewhere between matt and satin.

    Hycote Satin Black - use this most places as a general touch up. Use on fittings in the wheel well where stone guard is too thick. Used on the wheel well liners which allows the grain of the plastic to show through looking more original.

    Others will have their own favourites but I have used this selection for a while. IMO Dinitrol is an excellent product widely used in the aviation sector.
    Car is looking great Terry,got a finish date yet?

    Dinotrol is very good and always gets good reviews when tested in the motoring mags.
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    Thanks guys for the kind comments.

    I didn't powder coat the springs, just cleaned them up (not a quick job and lots of WD40) and sprayed the lower loop with RC900 then satin black (double acrylic).

    I used RC900 on those rusty bits in the picture after a wire bush in a hand drill to clean as much of the surface as possible. Then coated with satin black and finally stone guard.

    Not got a finish date yet Ade but I expect I will keep busy during the winter, but looking forward to next spring.

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    Believe me guys when I say that it looks better in the flesh, terry has given it that just out of the box look.

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