Expert Auto Body Rust Repair And Removal
One of the biggest factors that might determine whether to fix a damaged panel or replace it, is rust. Corrosion or body rot occurs on your car when oxygen, water, and corrosive chemicals combine with steel, rust is formed. This is more common on classic cars.
The Professional Rust Repair and Removal Process
First, we determine the best fix to the damaged area of your car, we assess the extent of the corrosion damage. There are two basic types of body rot damage commonly encountered on a car’s body: outside surface corrosion and inside rust-out.
Outside Surface Rust
Outside surface corrosion begins from the outside of a panel. It usually starts in areas where paint is chipped and scratched or where moldings and accessories are attached. Surface rot is more easily detected and repaired than corrosion that begins on the inside of a panel.
Rust-out occurs when corrosion is allowed to eat through a metal panel. Rust-out starts from the inside of a panel and goes undetected until it penetrates the outside surface. This damage is more costly to repair. We recommend to remove panels or doors with inside rust-out.
Rust Removal and Repair Methods
Finally, once we determine the type of corrosion, we are able to apply the fix. There are several methods used to remove surface corrosion. The repair technique used depends on the extent of the rot damage.
- Chemical rust removers
- Metal conditioners
- Media blasting
- Acid dipping
- Panel replacement
- Cutting and patching
- Fiberglass fillers
- Fiberglass mats or foam fillers
- Patch panels
“I brought by 05 Tundra to Jaider and his crew to do some rust right repair. They did a fantastic job and ended up rebuilding my entire suspension. They were completely one stop shop for me. I am a physician and I am very particular about having quality work done. Jaider did better than quality work in a timely fashion and a reasonable price. To top it off he is very honest and upfront about the work that needs to be done. NO Surprises! That is refreshing in this day and age. I recommend Jaider and his team with 5 stars.”
-Drew A.,Malibu, CA, 8/12/2019
Where can you find a dependable corrosion repair and removal body shop in Van Nuys or the Los Angeles area?
At West Coast Body and Paint! We have plenty of experience repairing and removing old body rot in a variety of classic cars as well as muscle cars. Check out our gallery or before and after pictures here. Come to our shop for a free corrosion repair and removal estimate, give us a call 818.785.2639, text 818.793.7728, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in Van Nuys, and we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.