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Hey, OrngCntyChpprs! Don't know if you've been around in a while but I just wanted to drop down here and let you know that your solution to my problem has so far worked perfectly. I did almost exactly what you suggested back in July, and so far it's holding up very well.

I started by sanding the hell out of the rusted area on the bottom of my driver and passenger side doors. I then applied some of the Rust Converter that you suggested. The next day, I repeated the process, sanding away the first coat of rust converter until I was met with the polished metal base. Then, just to be sure, I applied another, thinner coat of the converter and let it dry another day.

But that's where I varied a little. I didn't really think I needed another coat of primer or a finish, so I just went ahead and painted over the converter, which was technically a primer anyway.

Only two days after the paint dried I then applied a coat of Turtle's Scratch Remover and Polisher to the whole car, followed by a coat of liquid Turtle Wax, plus RainEx for the windows.

The converter works excellently. In fact, I even applied some of it to some nicks and paint chips on the hood using a Q-tip, followed by body paint (also using a Q-tip). And you can only tell the little pin-holes were there if you look directly at them.

Right now the car looks great. I don't have the capacity to take and load some photos of it right now, but that could change eventually.

Anyway, buddy, thanks for the help!



EDIT:

This isn't a pic of my car, but other than the window and moon-roof guards, it is almost identical:

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i love rust converter, in fact yearly i jack my truck up as high as i can, and coat all the rust i find on the frame, underbody, wheel wells, etc, and paint right over it (for visable parts) with gloss black spraypaint, then i go ahead and use spray on undercoating on the bulk of it because it goes a longer way and dries more quickly than the paint.. thus the entire underbody gets protected, and the frame and wheel wells get a nice new coat of gloss black that lasts the car show season, and still protects through the winter..

im glad the technique worked for ya!
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