I've finally decided to do some rust repair on my XF. Its been bugging me for years and i wish i did something sooner.. entirely my fault.. too slack to find out what to do.
Its on the front left guard, at the bottom, right near the passengers door. I thought it would only be surface rust, but while i was flaking off the rust and paint there was actually a hole there
So now I've taken off all the rusted metal, and taken the paint off about 1cm around the hole (i didnt sand it back to bare metal though). I used some 'rust converter and primer' from repco on it, and its turned it black and apparently it converts the rust back to metal and its ready to get painted straight over.. BUT i have a hole there that i wasnt expecting.. so thats gotta be filled now.
Luckily there isnt a huge big gap behind the hole, it goes back about maybe 1cm or so before there is other metal, so can I just use body filler (bog?) or something to fill in the area behind the hole, and build it up a little bit, then sand it all flat once its dry? Or should I use that fiberflass filler stuff? Its only a small hole and i've got some touch up paint (in a little bottle) and want to just paint over afterwards, then use some real fine sandpaper to rub it back, and a mate rekons to use some polish on afterwards and it should barely be noticable at all.
Anyway heres the picture before i touched it, and the second one is how it is now... with the rust convertor on it turned the metal black (i just outlined where the actual hole is in the picture with a thin white line) and the little black dot next to it was where a little rust bubble was also, so i got that too.
Please let me know if i've just gone and f****d up my XF!!!! or if im doing the right thing. thanks
.. and what on earth to do next!! should i sand it down bit as it seems a bit raised after i applied the rust converter... etc.