How To Remove Rust From Your Car
23 October, 2020
A lot of people don’t know how to tackle rust on the car’s components. Everyone dreams of a rust-free car, as it looks cleaner and gives more value when the car is going to be put on sale. However, did you know that removing rust on a car’s metal is quite easy? You can even do it yourself, Wuling Family.
Over time, rust on cars will spread from one point to other parts, due to exposure to air and humidity. In that case, the car’s metal begins to oxidize or corrode. To avoid this condition, you should regularly clean your car. However, if the rust starts appearing and spreading to other parts, you need to perform some actions.
To take precautions and remove rust in the right direction, you can follow our simple tips below.
This can be done when the rust has started to build up and can spread to other parts. The step is to sand the parts of the car that have started to rust. You can use manual sandpaper or even a sander and grinder if the surface is wide enough.
After you make sure the rusty part is clean, just use primer paint as the first coat, paint the second coat, and lastly clear coat for the finishing part. Also, remember to wash and polish the painted parts so the results are even better.
This action is almost similar to the previous point, but the difference is that this method is used when the rust has perforated the car part. First, clean the rusty part using sandpaper or grinned, and afterward cover it with putty so that the hole can be closed off properly.
Additionally, you can paint with a primer as the first coat, paint on the second coat, and clear coat for the last layer. However, before painting, ensure that you have leveled the putty using sandpaper.
If the rust marks start to appear, you can easily remove them by using vinegar. The content of acetic acid and citric acid are very effective in getting rid of rust.
What you need to do is first, disassemble the affected part and soak it in vinegar for 1-2 days. If the rust is still visible by then, you can continue soaking it until the rust is gone. You can also use a brush for a more effective result.
Lemon or lime is not only effective for removing stains on clothes, but it can also be used for removing rust on metal in a fairly easy way. You only need to sprinkle the rust part with salt and then soak it in lemon or lime juice. You can also use an aluminum brush or scrub to get more satisfying results.
The active ingredients in baking soda are very effective in getting rid of various kinds of stains, including removing rust from your car. It is quite easy, too. You only need to brush the rust on the car with water that has been diluted with baking soda. Do it several times until the rust disappears.
Apart from using vinegar, lemon, and baking soda, you can also easily use rust remover. First, soak the rusted part for 15 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the age of rust. Afterward, simply brush it using an iron brush. The price of a quality rust remover ranges from IDR 100,000 – IDR 150,000 for 1 liter.
Take Your Car to The Authorized Workshop
If you, Wuling Family, experience this condition, you can easily take your car to the nearest Wuling official workshop in your city. Our experts will do thorough maintenance, starting from removing rust to protecting against rust. Your car will then return to its normal condition without having to bother and wait for a long time.
It is even more prevalent during a pandemic condition that we are in today. Wuling, with the #SuperBerani program provides optimal and comprehensive safety services by prioritizing the health of the Wuling Family.
We hope this information is helpful to help you understand better on what to do with the rust on your car. You can do several ways to remove rust by yourself at home without any more problems.