Ben Dixey Car Restoration
(North Devon)

5 Step Method of Curing Rust

  1. First I remove all the paint so that the extent of corrosion can be observed.

  2. Then I will use techniques such as localised sandblasting and abrasive wheels to remove the rust.

  3. After that I apply a anti rust acid which converts the iron oxide (killing the rust).
  4. Then I use a phosphate process which deoxidises the metal surface, this replaces the manufacturer’s coating.

  5. Then I use an etch primer which bonds to the surface and includes anti-rust agents as well. 

The key to any body restoration is proper preparation, without this rust will definitely return.

I use Zintec for fabrication, which is a weld-able zinc-coated mild steel.