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What do you do about bubbling rust spots?

Is there a way to repair them without sanding the whole piece? is it possible to paint over where the rust was with new paint and blend it into the old paint so you don't have to paint the entire piece?? What do I do to bring a youthful appearence back to my scort? please help!
 

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where is the rust? If its in the typical places (rear fenderwells, hood lip). There isnt much that can be done short of cutting the metal out and welding new in. or cutting it out and fiberglassing it. You can paint over it, or bondo it, but it will look good for about a month before the rust works its way through again.
 

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You need to do this:

http://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7207&highlight=fun+painting

Blending is hard to do, especially if your trying to blend old aged paint with the new stuff you just sprayed. You WILL see it. If the rest of the panels are in good shape, you can just paint one panel, but again if the paint on the rest of the car is even a bit faded, without a lot of waxing, you'll notice it.

BTW: The hood is a lost cause. It rusts from the inside out. I sanded and painted mine 3 times and it kept rusting. Come to find out, it didn't matter what I did to the surface since it rusts from the inside out.

Matt 8)
 

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It all depends how bad the rust is.If it just surface rust just sand it down to bear metal and get an epoxy primer and then just paint it.
 

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escortlx96 said:
It all depends how bad the rust is.If it just surface rust just sand it down to bear metal and get an epoxy primer and then just paint it.
please, for the love of god, if you use this method, use a phosphoric acid of some type on the rust first. It will neutralize the rust in the tiny pits you dont see, so it doesnt come back
 

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The rust is over the rear wheel wells, bubbling up on the bottom lip of the back gate, and starting to show on the lip of the hood a little.
 

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escortlx96 said:
It all depends how bad the rust is.If it just surface rust just sand it down to bear metal and get an epoxy primer and then just paint it.
Escorts don't rust on the surface. Rust starts in the seams where the spot welds were made (especially on the rear fenders) on the inside, and eventually eats it's way to the exterior.

By the time you notice the rust, that piece of sheet metal is basically done for.

the only thing you can do is cut it out and weld a new piece in. Fun stuff!
 

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^^^Depends. Usually that's the case. In at least my case, the only reason the rear wheel wells were rusting was because the paint chipped off from the edge. Inside they were still surprisingly good. If it is through, the only way to fix it will be to cut&weld or replace.

Sanding/grinding works fine, but if you do, you need to get it all off. If you see any "black dots" or any little bit of rust exists, it will rust again in time.

Matt 8)
 

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JaMiECypheR said:
The rust is over the rear wheel wells, bubbling up on the bottom lip of the back gate, and starting to show on the lip of the hood a little.
I would get a back gate and hood at a junkyard.The bubbling up is from it eating from the inside out.
 

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escortlx96 said:
JaMiECypheR said:
The rust is over the rear wheel wells, bubbling up on the bottom lip of the back gate, and starting to show on the lip of the hood a little.
I would get a back gate and hood at a junkyard.The bubbling up is from it eating from the inside out.
Yep, and learn how to weld, or save some money and take it in for the stuff on the rear fenders.
 

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Just throw a few more stickers on your car to cover up the rust :p .

And if you think I'm being an a$$, I could phrase it the way Swigger would have if you like...
 

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Diane said:
http://www.por15.com

Still have to do the prep work though, but this is some of the best stuff we've found.

Try not to get it in your hair or on your skin. ;)
POR15 it... and cover it with WheelWeel Trim... as for the Gate, how about a Badge of some type.
These rust-spots happen on all Escorts, sooner or later.
 

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This thread is 5 months old guys....

Just a little FYI
 
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