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    If its only surface rust it can be stopped using converters but if its actually eating the body it will be time to cut back to the good metal in each holes and you can either bodge it with bondo or cust the entire lip off and weld and paint.

    Or as ive seen in the past put some chrome over it


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    I just got back from the body shop. £396 exc VAT for JUST the wings. More than I expected.
     
     

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    Does anyone know if lead rusts? I've just seen a episode of american hotrod and they "lead load" the seams. Apparently it doesn't rust

    I'd be looking to do this if anyone can recommend it? its solid and shapes 100x better than body filler which has the risk of paint sagging and cracking in the future..
     
     

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    When I had an MR2 mk2, I put it into a body shop for a custom paintjob, and have the rear spoiler removed. There left several holes. The guy said he would weld steel plates on the inside, and fill the holes with lead. Sounded strange at the time, but theres your answer.
     
     

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    lead doesnt rust no they use it alot in america for shaping custom hotrods


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    Started on treating them today,took my time and rubbed them both down and applied [B]rust treatment and whipped the wheels off and cleaned the arches out and hammerited them while i was at it.treated with kurust twice today and one more coat tue/wed.borrowed some tools to machine rub down to metal from work and then undercoat,paint and laquer them again if i am happy with it but no rush and get it right first time and hopefully all should be ok.also moved my amp today to where the first aid box is and made a little bracket and have the amp standing up and tidied the wiring up a bit more all before work-phew
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Does anyone know if lead rusts? I've just seen a episode of american hotrod and they "lead load" the seams. Apparently it doesn't rust

    I'd be looking to do this if anyone can recommend it? its solid and shapes 100x better than body filler which has the risk of paint sagging and cracking in the future..
    Lead is non ferrous so it cannot rust, its a pretty stable element. but it can still corrode

    They use it in keel of sailling boats i belive as a counter weight, so it must be pretty resilant to salty water
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritentwined View Post
    Started on treating them today,took my time and rubbed them both down and applied rust treatment and whipped the wheels off and cleaned the arches out and hammerited them while i was at it.treated with kurust twice today and one more coat tue/wed.borrowed some tools to machine rub down to metal from work and then undercoat,paint and laquer them again if i am happy with it but no rush and get it right first time and hopefully all should be ok.also moved my amp today to where the first aid box is and made a little bracket and have the amp standing up and tidied the wiring up a bit more all before work-phew
    any pics of your progress?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swaynie View Post
    any pics of your progress?
    on my phone as i took pics as i went along so will upload them when all is done as if it doesnt work i will do it all again,bit of a perfectionist about things like that
     
     

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    need to do this to mine is your paint metalic


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