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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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How to fix surface rust?

I recently removed the chrome grill on my 05 and was greatly dismayed to see that rust was forming behind the overlay on the grill. How can I fix this? I'd like to do something myself now to keep it from getting worse and then in the spring have it professionally fixed or at least repainted after I do the prep work. Any tips would be appreciated.



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Unread 12-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Sand prime paint
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Unread 12-20-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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sand it smooth and to where there is no more rust, clean it up(reducer, paint thinner), tape up, prime it, wet sand, get some paint matching spray paint (they sell it at auto zone, i believe your paint code is px8 but that could be wrong), paint with paint match 2 coats, 1 coat of clear coat, then wet sand everything smooth including the original paint beside it.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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Would CLR take off surface rust?
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Unread 12-21-2011, 05:42 AM   #5
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CLR is for removing rust stains. It won't do anything for the actual rust.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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Sand. Prime. Paint. Repeat.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 04:47 PM   #7
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I recently removed the chrome grill on my 05 and was greatly dismayed to see that rust was forming behind the overlay on the grill. How can I fix this? I'd like to do something myself now to keep it from getting worse and then in the spring have it professionally fixed or at least repainted after I do the prep work. Any tips would be appreciated.


degreasing, sanding to get most of rust off, and a rust converting paint or primer will work, but most require room temperature for 12 to 24 hours to do the trick. It may be just worth it do it properly now or get a quote.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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Grats on losing the chrome grill.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 09:28 AM   #9
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degreasing, sanding to get most of rust off, and a rust converting paint or primer will work, but most require room temperature for 12 to 24 hours to do the trick. It may be just worth it do it properly now or get a quote.
i repainted my whole grill for less than 100 bucks, with a spray gun, it just requires a ton of work. and sanding that grill is a pain in the butt
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