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Old 03-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Rust on the inside of my trunk lid

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I just found out I have some rust in the inside rim of my trunk lid, I want to fix it, or at least remedy it before it spreads too much, but I'm guessing paint for "legend lime" is rather expensive, any suggestions?

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legend lime probably isnt bad to purchase, depends on how hard it is to mix up. Run it by a couple body shops and let them look at it and go over what it needs, after a few stops you will get an idea of what the real fix is and the cost.
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If its the inside of the trunk, clean up the rust yourself, then repaint it your self, I would paint the inside of the trunk flat black or with truck bed liner, you'll save hellavcoin this way

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I'll take a pic after I get off work, it's only on the bottom edge, so I'm thinking I might sand down the bottom 5-6 inches and then prime and paint that area black.
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This is the worst part, the rest is jut bubbling under the paint in the top few inches
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Ya grind all that away then re paint, that's bad
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Would I have to repaint my entire trunk or could I jut grind a few inches past the rust and paint from there down?
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Just grind it all away! It's like cancer, if you leave any it will come back
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I don't think I'm mechanically inclined enough to repaint the whole trunk, and I can't afford to pay someone else hundreds at this point
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I don't think I'm mechanically inclined enough to repaint the whole trunk, and I can't afford to pay someone else hundreds at this point
Don't repaint the outside!!!! Just clean up the area really good, get a special rust eating primer then just repaint the whole inside black with a rattle can
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Grind all that down, prime it, and paint it. Keep an eye on it since its inside the seam it's going to come back. You may just want to check out car-part.com for a new used deck lid from a salvage car.
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It's fixed now
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My plan is to sand down the whole back, then spray rust reformer (turns rust into not rust), then spray it down with primer till I can get a price from a place in town that mixes up colors in rattle cans.

Sound ok?
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My plan is to sand down the whole back, then spray rust reformer (turns rust into not rust), then spray it down with primer till I can get a price from a place in town that mixes up colors in rattle cans.

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Rust remover does not revert rust back. It will just make it crumbly and it will spread. Rust is a irreversible (in terms of correction... I know you can revert iron oxide) damage. I would get a grinder (or a dremel for that small a piece with a couple little wire wheels) get rid of all the rust. Sand it with a coarse grit sandpaper then spray it with a grey primer. Don't use wonder products. They are all gimmicks.
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I work on rust almost every day. The only way to fully get rid of rust and for it to not to come back again is to cut it out but in your case it's not so bad so get a grinder and grind it done to bare metal, and than it coarse sand paper maybe littley with 36 or 80 and than spray it with some primer in a can to hold you off. About a 15 -20 min project not long
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Yeah I was planning on grinding it down to bare metal still, I just thought that using this stuff after words and painting over it might help hold off the rust from coming back
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