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July 11th, 2012 10:22 PM
dark_horse Remove as much rust as possabile, if it's rusted through nock it all of or cut it , as much as possisble, I then use a rust remover and try to remove as much as possible then get it a rust reformer to converter on what ever that didn't get removed an spray some undercoating, works like a charm and also paintable
July 11th, 2012 04:47 PM
PurpleFire! White corrosion will eventually turn into regular rust if not handled. You can use a wire brush to get the white corrosion off of it. After that you can es. use a brush to apply a 'zinc-rich epoxy' paint over the cleaned area. Apply two coats in order to ensure that it will not rust again anytime soon.
July 11th, 2012 04:40 PM
GreenShift Do the same with the white corrosion, IIRC those parts are aluminum so the rust is just a different color and you should be able to take care of them in the same way. Just make sure to cover your interior as well as possible, dont want to have paint all over everything.

When I had my top replaced last year the people who did it just sanded it down and spray painted it with what looks like rustoleum and its held up good so far and you cant hardly tell the difference. They got overspray on my car though the shitheads.
July 11th, 2012 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by wth182 View Post
Ok ill try to sand an reprint the rust but what abou the white corrosion on the latches?
I sanded it till it was clean. Then I bought some of that touch up automotive paint and applied that on. I can't tell any difference. They sell it at all auto stores,small tube with a applicator/brush.
July 11th, 2012 04:28 PM
mangogirl205 Yep, that's what I did. I sanded the whole thing and then I put some Rustoleum (i think that's what it was called) .It was the kind where you need a brush and paint it on..but I didn't paint it afterwards. It turned black on it's own as I applied it, I did several coats. It's been 3 years and the rust never came back. And it blends in.
July 11th, 2012 04:26 PM
wth182 Ok ill try to sand an reprint the rust but what abou the white corrosion on the latches?
July 11th, 2012 12:29 PM
Green_6er if it isnt a show car it actually wouldn't hurt to, instead of painting it, put some undercoating on it so it will never rust again.
July 11th, 2012 12:22 PM
Loki ^ What he said .. I forgot primer. Lol
July 11th, 2012 11:54 AM
Green_6er i would sand it, throw some primer on, then put some paint on it.
July 11th, 2012 11:42 AM
Loki Just sand it down until the rust is gone, make sure the surface is clean and paint over it. Should keep all rust away.
July 11th, 2012 11:30 AM
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July 11th, 2012 11:24 AM
How to handle rust and corrosion on my 2003 vert?

On the long metal piece that connects to the windshield weatherstrip it has developed a fair amount of rust, since the metal is thin I'm worried I need to act fast to prevent total loss of the part. Also on the latches the paint has flaked to reveal some kind of oxidation or corrosion. How would I go about handling these issues? I will post pictures briefly

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