Finding rust developing on your car body?
With the passage of time, it is possible that you find would rust forming on your car body. With the humid tropical climate in Singapore, the moisture in the air, combined with car metal, it is easy for rust to form on various parts of the car. This is an issue, because metal strength gets affected once rust forms, and the affected part turns into brittle iron oxide. Given the high cost of car ownership in Singapore, it is common that we would retain our cars over many years, over the span of the COE, and possibly also with COE extension. It is essential to get car rust repair as otherwise, holes will also start to form. If left over an extended period of time, even the structural components of the car could also be affected, with the metal parts being "eaten away" by the rust.
Where is rust most likely to form
Various parts of the car can be susceptible to rust. For instance, although car paint has anti-corrosive properties, if you have a scratch on your car paint that was not repaired, this exposes the underlying metal to rust. This is because the paint acts as a seal, and forms a protective layer for the car metal from the moisture in the air.
The chrome and metal bumpers are also more inclined towards rust. While a chrome plating serves a similar protection layer to paint, this is not an impermeable protection. A small exposed hole will cause rust to already start forming rapidly, which spreads quickly if rust repair is not carried out.
How is car rust repair done
In carrying out car rust repair, if this is on the car body, we would:
- First need to use sandpaper to sand off the paint in the affected spot.
- Thereafter, we would grind off the rust, until we see the bare metal.
- To protect against future rust, a layer of rust primer is applied.
- We would then use our tools to even the surface.
- If there is a hole that has formed, we would use a filler to patch this up, then allow this to dry.
- We would then sand the surface with sandpaper to smoothen this.
- A layer of primer is applied on and left to dry.
- We would then repeat the sanding and primer application process to ensure the surface is smooth before touching up the paint work.
- A clear coat is then put on to protect the paint.
Car rust repair for specific parts
Fender rust repair
Similar to the steps above, we can also carry out fender rust repair for you. If an assessment turns out that there are structural issues with the metal strip, we may need to remove the piece of rust eaten metal and join on a new metal part. We would thereafter sandpaper the attached on surface to smoothen and apply on paint to match the original body colour.
Undercarriage rust repair
Your undercarriage parts, brake parts may also rust, requiring undercarriage rust repair. We can also carry these out for you.
Car rust proofing, Undercarriage rust protection
The best time to car rust proofing or undercarriage rust protection is when you buy your car, as the car is at its cleanest state. This is particularly true of the undercarriage coating application. Otherwise, such works can still be carried out, after a thorough cleaning process. There are various methods to rust protection. For the undercarriage, it can be sprayed with a tar-based substance which forms a barrier to protect the exposed parts. For the body, it can be coated with an oil spray.
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Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Let our skilful mechanics help you with car rust repair today. Similar to car window repair, car rust is beyond a superficial issue. Even minor paint scratched off should be touched up, to prevent holes from forming and growing, and possibly affecting your structural components and requiring more costly repairs. Give us a call today and come by our workshop to let us help you check out the extent of the rust and for an obligation free quotation. We are also here for you, for your car servicing, maintenance and repair needs.