I need some help with my RUSTY Saturn

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by James1549, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. James1549

    James1549 Guest

    James1549, Mar 5, 2005
  2. James1549

    marx404 Guest

    On my 94 SL2, I used a rust converter liquid called Good Stuff. It is a
    harsh chemical that will safely kill active rust and convert it to black
    primer. You can find it many auto parts places. Great for killing and
    preparing basic surface rust for repainting.

    If you are referring to the bottom of the rear dooor, inside the door wheere
    the step plate is, I had the same thing. Bad bad Saturn for never correcting
    this on S-series models. Keep on top of it with Good stuff and touch-up
    paint. Make sure to allow each application of Good stuff to dry a few hrs.

    marx404, Mar 6, 2005
  3. James1549

    marx404 Guest

    oh, I forgot, also best to prep surfaces w/ a soft wire brush and (if
    needed) fine sandpaper when prepping to kill rust, gives a smoother result.

    marx404, Mar 6, 2005
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    blah blah Guest

    best thing to do with any car where roads are salted is to spray it down
    and out real good in spring. that means hit every nuck and cranny. wheel
    wells, "inside" rocker pannels, behind trim, every place you normally
    wouldnt think to clean.
    blah blah, Mar 6, 2005
  5. James1549

    just another Guest

    Mind if I piggyback your thread? I've got a '97 SW2, nice car, but the leading edge of the hood
    is rusting. For a home repair, will that "Good Stuff" work when the rust is already bubbling up
    & starting to flake off?

    & can I expect to find a dark green primer? ;-)

    I live in Hawaii and can't avoid the salt air; what else on this car is prone to serious
    corrosion? (Most cars ten years or older out here are rolling rustbuckets.)
    just another, Mar 6, 2005
  6. James1549

    blah blah Guest

    You might look into buying yourself some POR-15 out there as an
    investment. (por=paint over rust) If its rusting from the inside out
    then you need to paint on the inside as well.
    blah blah, Mar 6, 2005
  7. James1549

    marx404 Guest

    POR 15 is excellent stuff and so is Good Stuff, but if you are experiencing
    bubbled up rust then it is already too late. as the metal has already been
    eaten through. At that point, best to sand down the affected area , removing
    all rust then use POR 15 or naval jelly to kill any remaining surface rust.
    As there are bubbles, this most likely means that there will be holes left
    where you sanded down the bubbled up rust. If there are holes, you will need
    to bondo them in and sand the surface smooth again before priming and
    painting the surface to match.

    There are lots of good how-tos and tips for how to repair rusted thru panels
    if you search Google.

    marx404, Mar 7, 2005
  8. James1549

    blah blah Guest

    Its a 10 year old Saturn, not a 69 Camaro. Its not worth that kind of
    effort. Just stop whats there and get a few more years out of it...
    blah blah, Mar 7, 2005
  9. James1549

    blah blah Guest

    oh wait this is about a 97' saturn now. all rust must be removed or
    priming and painting is a waste of time. need sleep.
    blah blah, Mar 7, 2005
  10. James1549

    marx404 Guest

    yep, it was J. A. who has the 97 SW2, which has now become a hot commodity
    now that Saturn has stopped making them.

    marx404, Mar 7, 2005
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    Larry Guest

    FYI :::

    There was this product called EXTEND, made by loctite. What it did is
    penetrate the metal to kill the rust instantly. Would never rust ever
    again. Now I hear, I live in N.B. Canada, this product has been replaced
    by another product, ehich of course I don't remember the name...DUH !!!
    It was created for marine enthusiastes I am told. It consists of two
    cans : one of cleaner and one of rust destruction. It's supposed to
    protect your vehicle longer that you'll wish to keep it. One kit will
    cover about 12 square feet. So you might want to find someone else who
    has rust problems because once it's open it has to be used......

    Hope this is of some help. Good luck...

    Larry, Mar 17, 2005
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