Rust Removal in Thornton Heath

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Left untreated, rust will gradually eat away at your vehicle, so can't be ignored. We work with low-cost, professional body shops, mobile bodywork specialists and Alloy Wheel Refurbishers across Thornton Heath, so you can receive competitive Rust Repair quotes FAST.


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Top garages for Rust Removal in Thornton Heath (172 found)
SAI Wimbledon Ltd
494 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

Zafar Automotive Repairs
169 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.7 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

Wimbledon Car Care
104 Jobs Completed
WIMBLEDON
5.0 / 5

.Here at Wimbledon Car Care our number one priority to offer you the best possible service, repair and maintenance of their vehicle. Investing in the latest equipment en

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1026 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

London Autocare LTD
376 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.6 / 5

Ower 10 years experience Accident Repairs Engine rebuilds Clutches Gearbox reconditioning Brakes Services ECU Remapp and programming Tyres

Andrews garage
27 Job Completed
LONDON
4.0 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

G1 Autocentre Ltd
89 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
3.7 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Strand Motor Company Ltd
566 Jobs Completed
West Croydon
3.9 / 5

At Strand Motor Company, we are a Specialist Vehicle aftersales centre and offer car repairs in Croydon and further afield such as Thornton Heath, Wallington, Mitcham and

Executive Motor Services
789 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

South East Customz
55 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

South East Customz as seen on TV! You Dream It _ We Create It! Auto Repairs & Modification Centre based in the heart of South East London. Specialising in Acci

Mc auto body works ltd
46 Jobs Completed
Brixton
4.9 / 5

MC AUTO BODYWORKS is based in Brixton at 320a Coldharbour lane (arch 313) ,sw9 8se. We are a small company that can offer the best and profesional services to all types

Bromley Kia
10 Job Completed
Beckenham
5.0 / 5

The Chinese Garage Sales Service and Parts for Kia Cars mot''s and servicing all makes Tyres Family owned in the Beckenham area the unique building is home to the service

Brockley Auto & Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Lewisham
4.2 / 5

Brockley Auto & Tyres are your One Stop shop for everything automotive! With over 25 years in the business, our family run garage offers tailor made solutions for al

Cartricity
43 Jobs Completed
Purley
3.5 / 5

Here at Cartricity we are specialists in Volkswagen and Audi services and repairs. We always work focusing on the precise mechanical standard of your Volkswagen or Audi.

MW Automotive
1 Job Completed
Croydon
5.0 / 5

"We offer a fully Mobile Service to suit our customers, work can either be carried out at your home or work place depending on which you prefer. We carry out all repairs

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Rust Removal in Thornton Heath

How to Remove Rust from a Car

There are three ways of dealing with rust on a car with all methods having their own drawbacks and advantages.

If your car has a large build-up of rust, it is not the end of the world as it can be removed using specialist materials and equipment.

You can try to remove rust using chemicals bought in a shop, however you will need to follow the instructions properly and be careful when applying the substance as it can be dangerous to touch. We would recommend finding a professional to carry out the work as they will be able to understand which way of removing the rust from your car will be the most effective.

Mechanical Removal

Removing rust mechanically will can involve the use of grinders, wire brushers, sandpaper and sand blasters.

By using mechanical methods to remove rust means that the rust will be blasted away from the surface of the metal.

Depending on the extent of the rust, different methods of mechanical removal will be used.

Minor rust damage can be removed by using sandpaper that you will be able to buy from any DIY shop. The type of sandpaper is important as you do not want to damage the underlying metal so make sure to find out which is the appropriate grain.

If there is a heavy build-up of rust, a stronger approach is required.

Sandblasting involves shooting large amounts of sand against the rust which brakes it down into fine particles and off the metal surface.

It’s a highly effective method for removing rust from your car however only a trained professional with the right tools should carry out the work, this is because the sand could damage the underlying metal permanently.

Specialist Rust Paints

There are several paints on the market which claim to be able to stop the onset of rust completely. The effectiveness of these paints will vary depending on the extent of the rust damage and quality of the product.

Rust paints are extremely flammable and so should be handled with extreme care. The pot that the paint comes in will carry specific instructions so follow these exactly in order to remove the rust.

Acidic rust removal

Acidic rust removal products can also be easily bought and applied however we would once more like to recommend using a professional to carry out the work.

By applying the acid to the rusted area, the liquid attacks the rust itself and burns it away.

Once more, it is essential that you follow the instructions on the container as the acid is extremely strong and if it is left on the surface of your car, it will continue to burn into the metal of your car once the rust is gone.

You’ll also need specialist breathing equipment if you are going to be carrying out the work as the fumes that are emitted from the acid are dangerous to inhale.

These are the best methods for removing rust from your car and you would be surprised just how effective they can be if performed properly.

However, its vital that you understand what type of damage you actually have in order to apply the correct fix.

If there is any doubt in your mind, the last thing you should do is try to remove rust as you will inevitably cause more damage!

That is why you should enter your details in the form about and find the best garages in Thornton Heath to carry out the work for you.

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