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How to Rust Proof your car | Easy DIY prevent rust on your car | Never repair rust on your car again

October 10, 2019


This handy little tool can prevent your car
from rusting! Let’s first find out why this should be
used! What do these cars have in common? Yup… Rusting fenders that could have been prevented! For the most part cars nowadays have sheet
metal that is plated with zinc, which doesn’t rust as easily or uses aluminum which doesn’t
rust at all. Even though this is the case, why then do
you see cars with rusting fenders. The thing is… even if you are a car enthusiast
that washes his or her car regularly you can still experience rusting from here. Hint: Good used car buyers often look to see
if rust is starting to form here. I know this from experience. As a car enthusiast, even though I washed
and waxed my previous car regularly a small section of the rear quarter panel still rusted
through. When you see paint start bubbling up from
beneath the paint like this you know right away it’s always rust. This type of rusting is like a cancer, as
it shows up when it’s too late to prevent because it comes from the inside out. Too many videos I see online talk about fixing
paint chips on the outside surface of the car to prevent rusting, but they don’t mention
a good way to protect these other vulnerable areas that also start rusting but from the
inside and not the outside surface. To prevent this from happening we must first
understand why rust forms here so easily. The first reason is that as the tires rotate
they pick up rocks and debris from the road and fling it quite hard within the wheel well. The paint and zinc plating of the fenders
can get chipped away as the rocks and debris hit. As you can see in this extreme example, most
of the dirt picked up from the tires end up under the car, in the wheel wells and on the
inside surface of the fenders. The same thing will happen with water and
snow on the road. Another reason is that in order for the bumper
cover to be attached to the fender, there often is a hole in the mating edges that allows
a nut and bolt to attach the panels together. In this case we also see some clips in between
that help line up and hold the 2 surfaces together. Over time as the car is used, these contact
points all rub against each other as the panels flex and vibrate during everyday use, resulting
in tiny scratches forming that eventually allow moisture and water to get in contact
with the bare metal. Sand, pebbles and other small debris can also
get caught in between thereby speeding this process up. Because these areas are prone to being in
contact with lots of dirty water, they are great places for rust to start. All this happens even though the outside surface
of your car is still in mint condition. My solution is simple, doesn’t take much
time and doesn’t cost a lot. But before continuing on, please remember
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description. Let’s continue then… First, take a magnet and carefully test each
fender and quarter panel and bumper cover to see if they are made of steel or not. Hint: Be careful not to let the magnet hit
the bare metal too hard as it can cause a paint chip (Especially the case if you use
rare earth magnets). Second, buy some rust inhibitor or rust check
and modify the included straw like this. You will also need some heat shrink tubing
that is slightly larger than the straw. Cut about 1.5 to 2 inches in length. Slide the straw into the heat shrink tubing. Leave about half an inch at the end. Next heat it up to shrink the tubing around
the straw. Be careful not to burn yourself or overheat
the straw causing it to melt or catch on fire. 1
Third, let the spraying begin! Spray the inside of the steel fenders and
quarter panels as follows: Hint: You must use safety glasses as this
method will sometimes cause back spray towards you or cause the straw to shoot out if the
pressure builds up too much. Wearing nitrile gloves will also be a good
idea. Start with the mating surfaces of the fender
and bumper cover. Don’t spray too much or spray past the 2
surfaces as you only need to have the fluid sprayed in between the 2 surfaces. As you notice here, sometimes the 2 surfaces
are quite tightly held together and the shrink tubing cannot get in between easily. Be careful in these cases as pressure can
build up and cause back spray. Clean the area after spraying. Over the next few days some of the fluid may
also leak out, so just wipe clean as necessary. Next, continue with the nut and bolt that
attaches the bumper cover. the bumper cover is usually attached to the
fender using a nut and bolt inside a small opening within the wheel well. Spray the inside of the opening around the
nut and the inside surface of the fender. Make sure to wipe up any excess fluid as you
go. Lastly, the inner fender edges. This rust prevention technique works best
if your vehicle has a plastic or rubber fender liner or cover to protect most of the inner
wheel well. If your wheel well does not have a fender
liner, you should also consider spraying rubberized undercoating if the manufacturer has not applied
it already at the factory. Spray around the inner edge of the fender. If you see that some of the paint has chipped
off on the edges of the fender then you want to fix these properly and get them painted
before doing this rust proofing step. And that’s it. Do this once a quarter and it should help
prevent rust in these common areas. Just make sure all the areas that are to be
sprayed are cleaned thoroughly and dried first. If you live in places that sees lots of moisture
or salty environments like beaches or areas where salts are used during winter then do
this more often. Once you get used to it, it’ll be a very
fast to do. Though this is all I am showing today, there
are many other area to protect on a car. If there is enough interest then I will do
a follow-up video. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more
unique videos to come. Oh…$!#@
Ah… $!#@, it wasn’t recording? Ha, Ha, Ha. Opps. Sorry!

1 Comment

  • Reply Jeff Sieben August 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Glad you mentioned to spray rust inhibitor on the vulnerable rust areas once per quarter.

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