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Old 11-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Can I dremel this rust off and what do I do to prevent it?

Seems I've got some rust near my trunk/gas door levers. It's from the previous owner, and it looks to be from rain/snow.

Doesn't look deep, so I'm wondering if I could dremel it off and if so how would I go about doing that?

Also, I wanted to paint over it with something to prevent further spreading.

I don't want to remove the entire carpet, but maybe cut around it with a razor blade and make like a flap so I can put it back.


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Old 11-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Take out the entire carpet. You don't know what other rust is under it. If you're not going to do it all, why bother with that little spot?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Take out the entire carpet. You don't know what other rust is under it. If you're not going to do it all, why bother with that little spot?
I'm not going to remove the entire carpet in my car for a half dollar sized piece of surface rust. It's going to snow soon and I want to do some preventive work before it does.

Maybe when it's warmer out I will, but not now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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You already got a good answer. Here's the one you wanted though.

Just hit it with a dremel with a flapper sanding wheel it will take the rust right off. Tape it off and throw down some newspaper and spray some black rustoleum on it. That will keep it from rusting again.

That's the only part on the car that rusts like this.


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Old 11-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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yeah dremmel it but COVER THE AREA UP so rust and **** doesnt go flying or have a friend hold a vacuum near it while you dremmel. then take a paint brush or even plastic dip and spray it so it doesnt seem retarded.
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