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

Damage Assessment

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.

Inside Rust-Out

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
  • Sanding
  • Media blasting
  • Acid dipping
  • Sandblasting
  • 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  We are located in Van Nuys, and we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.

Ourestimates are always free and you are welcome to come by our shop anytime or make an appointment.  We know that many clients like the convenience of sending pictures of their car and request an estimate; but, in reality an estimate by this means is not really reliable.  Why?  Because the estimate will either be too high or too low.  In order to assess the damage and give an estimate, a car needs to be seen by a professional and in person.  This insures that the estimate is as accurate as possible, not too high or too low.  For more information click here.

If you are not able to come by our shop during normal working hours, you can give us a call or send us an email, and make an appointment when you can come, in most cases we are able to accommodate our clients.