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    Rust Repair
     

    Choose Your Step. Pick Your Product.

    1. Prepare - Mask the area, remove paint and rust.

    Clean the damaged area with 3M Adhesive Remover and dry well.

    3M Adhesive Remover, 12 oz.


    Using 3M Automotive Masking Tape, mask around the repair area

    3M Automotive Performance Masking Tape, 36mm x 32mm


    Use 24-80 grit to sand to metal in the dent and use 80 grit to sand three to four inches around the dent area.

    3M 2-inch Grinding/Sanding/ Finishing System


    2. Repair - Pull dents, patch holes and make small repairs.

    Pull dents to within ¼ inch of original panel surface, if needed.

    Autocraft Dent Puller


    3. Fill, repair, sand and feather.

    Use lightweight body filler to fill damaged area

    Bondo Body Repair Kit, quart


    Use 80-180 grit sandpaper to sand filler.

    3M Clean Sand Performance Sandpaper, Assorted


    Apply glaze and spot putty to fill pinholes.

    Bondo Glazing & Spot Putty, 3 oz.


    Use 180-320 grit sandpaper to smooth and feather for an even transition to surrounding paint.

    3M Performance Sandpaper, 3 2/3" x 9", 320 grit


    4. Finish - Seal with primer, paint and polish.

    Apply primer of choice, sand with 320-600 grit sandpaper.

    3M Wetordry Sandpaper, 600 grit, 3 2/3" x 9"


    Scuff the surrounding paint that will be blended using 800-1000 grit sandpaper.

    3M Performance Soft Sanding Sponge, 800-1000 grit


    Apply base coat and clear coat of choice.

     

    Use 1000-3000 grit sandpaper to remove light scratches or minor defects in clear coat. Use rubbing compound, then scratch remover to buff out sand scratches for gloss finish.

    3M Wetordry Automotive Sandpaper, 2000 grit


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