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How To Repair Rust Holes Using Fiberglass?

by Lary Cook 2 months ago in how to

Rust holes using fiberglass is one of the most underused methods. Here’s all you need to know before you go for it...

How To Repair Rust Holes Using Fiberglass?
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Rust holes are one of the worst possible catalysts for reducing the lifespan of a vehicle. And if you do not follow the best practices of maintaining a car, it rapidly attacks the entire metal ecosystem and makes the vehicle redundant.

Hence, getting the rust holes removed is the most important thing for a corroded vehicle. But what if you need to get rid of the corrosion without welding?

There are ample reasons for anybody to not go for a welding method. And if you wish to choose the same, it is absolutely fine. Because there ample ways to get the rust holes repaired without welding.

And using fiberglass is one of those efficient methods!

This method is quite special as it does not require any kind of welding. Here’s all that you need to know:

1. Gather Supplies

Mechanics start the process by gathering supplies. These may include, sandpaper, grinder, wax, plastic container, paint, fiberglass matting cloth, hardener, primer, pieces of safety equipment, etc.

Surrounding area is secured for safety reasons as well.

2. Start With The Cut

As the name suggests, the process is quite simple. The mechanics start this process by cutting down the rust.

The process involves manually getting rid of the rust, as well as using a combination of compressed air, sander, media blasting, and machines.

3. Use Fiberglass

After cleaning up the surrounding area and getting rid of the removed rust, comes the process of applying fiberglass.

With the right precautions, mechanics begin the work. Applying fiberglass involves immense concentration as even a small amount of slippage can cause prolonged irritation on the skin.

Thus, with a combination of methods that involve making use of resin, container, hardener, brush, fiberglass matting cloth, and the painter’s tape.

4. Initiate Sanding

This again is a critical step and involves a lot of manual labor. Mechanic gives it enough time and makes sure that the sanding is done as desired.

The mechanics use coarse sandpaper to ease up the process. The area is repeatedly cleaned using wax and the process is repeated again; until the desired result is achieved!

5. Patch Up The Fender

Making use of a die grinder and wire wheel, the dirt is cleaned. Then the primer is applied and the undercoating is initiated.

With help of etch primer and bare metal, patching up of the fender is achieved on-time. Mechanics go slow with process and let the liquids dry off until they are absolutely fine.

6. Finish Sanding & Use Primer

Again the sanding is taken on priority and the affected area is smoothened up. Ample time is given for drying. So the chances of the process backfiring are almost zero.

In this process, mechanics have to make sure that there are no outlines left and the process is achieved with efficiency.

7. Paint it

The best part of the process is that at any given moment, there is no room for carelessness. And hence, the process remains almost flawless.

And following rhe same methodology, this step again involves applying primer before painting. So that the paint effect is being taken to the next level.

8. Polish it away!

After the paint is done, the process involves wet sanding and repainting if required. And then, the mechanics polish it all the away!

Your vehicle is just as new and you can flaunt it as much as you like. But ensure that all the safety precautions are followed for avoiding corrosion. After all, who wants a ‘rusty’ car? ;)

Experienced mechanics from A&G Customs achieve these eight steps with utmost efficiency. Be it auto body or automotive repair in Holland, the greater the experience, the better is the outcome.

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Lary Cook
Lary Cook
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Lary Cook

Writing for fun, trying to get through this Pandemic. Loves to talk about Cars, Auto repair.

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