removing rust stains on your car

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by kath2003, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. kath2003

    kath2003 Well-Known Member

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    We have a 91 Chevy van, this winter was brutal on the body. Around the windows in back it is rusting pretty bad and leaving drippy stains all down the sides. Anyone have any idea how we can remove this without making the finish look even worse? Thanks,
     
  2. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Well-Known Member Supporter

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    claying usually does a dandy job on rust stains.

    And that Mr Clean magic eraser, truly a remarkable stain removing item.
     

  3. clovis

    clovis Well-Known Member

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    I have had success with regular car wax. If it is really bad, might consider using Colgate toothpaste. It has a minute amount of grit in the paste, which is also great for removing mars and marks in the paint. The gel will not work.
    clove
     
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    kath2003 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I'm not sure what claying is?
     
  5. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    wad up sone aluminum foil and pour coke on the rust and the foiland scrub
     
  6. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's nothing more than rubbing a painted surface with clay. You can get automotive clays in department stores over by the car waxes. It works remarkably well on skanky painted surfaces. It's that "secret" step to super smooth glossy surfaces. And it does it without wearing through the paint like many polishes do.

    Fwiw, I wouldn't recommend rubbing painted surfaces with aluminum foil. Tends to mar the painted surface with aluminum streaks. Though it does work very well on chrome surfaces.