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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-05, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have small bits of rust bubbling through the paint -- around my windscreen, mostly. It's an 89 Ford Telstar sedan. I've never done this sort of thing before -- what cheap sort of work can I do to get rid of it? All these parts are just panels over the body, aren't they -- even the pillars. So I should be able to just cut/grind out the rusty bits without worrying about weakening the car at all. Then just fill it up with some sort of putty -- doesn't need to look good, it's just for driving around in.

Is removing and replacing the windscreen an easy thing to do? Where can I buy a new seal to go around the edge?

Any links to sites that show how to do this sort of job?

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Re: Rusty Telstar

sell it before it ends up costing you more than its worth, personally i think there not worth the trouble, many have had problems with them and ends up costing way to much,

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Re: Rusty Telstar

Thanks for the reply -- reluctant to sell however, as funds are limited. Overall the car's holding up pretty well, runs ok for its age so I was really hoping that if I could contain the rust damage I could get another 6 years out of it before the engine dies or something.
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Re: Rusty Telstar

Well Then If Your Content In Fixing Grind Outthe Rust And Bog It Up.
But Even Then It Would Last More Than 6 Or So Months. So You Would Be Repeating Your Self Twice A Year.
Removing The Screen Is Easy And Any Winscreen Place Can Fit One For You For Not That Much.

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Re: Rusty Telstar

you can buy a pruduct called Ranex Rustbuster at auto shops like Super Cheap that seems to kill the rust . might save grinding your panels.

i wouldn`t be grinding too much out of the windscreen pillars mate or the whole roof might fall off.
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Re: Rusty Telstar

metal mend mate,its like fibreglass,but ya mix it like bog,sand it smmoth,lay a thin layer of filler over that to shape it,sand till smooth,buy a pressure pack of 1 hit putty,spray required areas,then wait till drys,best put a haze of black over the 1 hit once dry,to make sure you got it spot on, then wet/dry with 600 grade paper,and 800w/d around the repair area,so paint will stick,you can match your colour in a pressure pack,then spray,be care ful,and dont be to heavy on the coats(make sure its Acrylic,primers 1 hit,and paint),you,ll be fine mate.
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