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    • fatbeetle
    • By fatbeetle 10th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
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    I'm rusty
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    • 10th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
    I'm rusty 10th Apr 18 at 3:53 PM
    The second hand campervan I recently bought is in good shape, but has a number of small rust spots here and there. As I'd like to keep her in good nick I'd like to address these.

    Is there a proprietary rust killer that is worth investing in, or should I look to cut them back and respray.

    The van is VW "Candy White" if that helps?
    “If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and who weren't so lazy.”
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    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 10th Apr 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:40 PM
    I use Hammerite / Smoothrite paint; can go straight onto rust and only one coat needed so doesn't take long. many colours available. Depends if you just want something to just cover it up or a semi-professional job though.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 10th Apr 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:27 PM
    I've had good results with 'Kurust' - available in most car shops/Amazon etc. It does need to painted over after application though
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 10th Apr 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 10:27 PM
    Kurust has been around for many years, and works well. It converts rust into a hard purple-black substance that can be painted over.

    However, it will only be a short-term fix if you don't fix whatever was causing the rust in the first place. Applying Kurust to the outside of a panel that's rusting away from the inside isn't going to achieve much.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 10th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
    Unless these "rust spots" are from stonechips which have been left un-touched-up, what you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. Rust starts from the inside - from the back of double-skinned sections, or from inside box sections - not from the outside.
    • tedted
    • By tedted 10th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
    rust does not start from just the inside it depends on where the damage is
    • fatbeetle
    • By fatbeetle 11th Apr 18, 9:32 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:32 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:32 AM
    Many thanks people, when I pick the van up I'll get some images on here for further advice.
    “If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and who weren't so lazy.”
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