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06-20-03, 07:20 PM   #1  
how to body work

I have a '94 Grand Am that has surface rust above the rear wheel. Can I just use sand paper to smooth it and then spray paint it or does it need to be sandblasted?

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06-20-03, 07:36 PM   #2  
Scarlet..... Bodywork is an art. Some folks can do it, some cant. The amount of rust you have will dictate the type of repair you must do. If it is truly surface rust, then you can sand it off with sand paper. You should get all of the rust off before proceding. Take it all the way to the metal, because that is where rust originates. Spray a good primer/sealer before you paint to make the repair last.
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06-21-03, 04:05 AM   #3  
Billy is correct.

If you want a professional job---a job for a body shop.

If you want it to just be less ugly, then hit the affected area with POR15...it will convert the rust to epoxy and then you can sand and paint over it.

Will look a bit hokey, but the rest of the car will turn to dust before that area ever will . Follow the directions on the can to a T.

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