Help with rust

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Amtron
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Help with rust

Postby Amtron » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:16 am

Can anyone tell me the best way to remove, or prevent the spread of, a patch of rust that is seeping down from my back door handle? It hasn't completely turned to rust, but I want to stop it and make it go away

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Re: Help with rust (Amtron)

Postby kevera » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:21 am

The only way to fix it,is to sell it

Can't believe you have rust on an 05 already.

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Re: Help with rust (kevera)

Postby Amtron » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:23 am

Quote, originally posted by kevera »
The only way to fix it,is to sell it

Can't believe you have rust on an 05.

It's no quite rust, it's still in the early stages. It's the ONLY spot where I have any form of wear an tear.


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Postby Amtron » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:47 am

Here, I took a picture:


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Re: (Amtron)

Postby Whelan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:03 am

Remove the door handle and cover the area with a rust remover and then a rust proofer.

If that fails, then cover the area with a clear silicone.

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Re: (Whelan)

Postby Amtron » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:07 am

Thanks! I'll try that!

Any tips to removing the stuff already there?


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Re: (Amtron)

Postby kunkstyle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:42 am

Replace the door panel.

The rust remover should take care of that. I can give you my formula for removing rust from ski edges, but that may cause more harm than good on your vibe LOL.



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Re: (kunkstyle)

Postby Amtron » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:47 am

Quote, originally posted by kunkstyle »

The rust remover should take care of that. I can give you my formula for removing rust from ski edges, but that may cause more harm than good on your vibe LOL.

lol I'll pass on that one then

I'll try and find some rust remover.


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Re: (Amtron)

Postby kunkstyle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:06 am

If you're picky about keeping things OEM, AC Delco carries a rust remover available at most dealerships.

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Re: (kunkstyle)

Postby Amtron » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:26 am

Quote, originally posted by kunkstyle »
If you're picky about keeping things OEM, AC Delco carries a rust remover available at most dealerships.

Do you think Canadian Tire would carry it?


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Re: Help with rust (Amtron)

Postby keithvibe » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:27 am

two words



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Re: Help with rust (keithvibe)

Postby kunkstyle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:00 am

8 words: Canada blows when it comes to automotive products.

Home Hardware carries what I think is the same product, similar at the very least. It's called Permatex Rust Remover, but it's in their system as Naval Jelly.

Amazon carries Navel Jelly but won't ship it north of the 49.

Trying ... to ... resist ... urge to say ... that a Q-tip and hot water works better than navel jelly...



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Re: (Amtron)

Postby bull77 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:32 pm

Quote, originally posted by Amtron »
Do you think Canadian Tire would carry it?

they must carry something that would remove rust --- i bought some rust prevention spray for our bikes before the winter...

btw kunkstyle --- that's not a pic of anything ac delco related


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Re: (bull77)

Postby kunkstyle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Quote, originally posted by bull77 »
btw kunkstyle --- that's not a pic of anything ac delco related

Whoever said it was? I just needed a place to upload it.


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Re: Help with rust (kunkstyle)

Postby Wolfman213 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:00 pm

Quote, originally posted by kunkstyle »

Amazon carries Navel Jelly but won't ship it north of the 49.

Which 49 are you referring to? Or are you counting Hawaii? Just never heard id deemed the 49 lol

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Re: Help with rust (Wolfman213)

Postby bull77 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:04 pm

Quote, originally posted by Wolfman213 »
Which 49 are you referring to? Or are you counting Hawaii? Just never heard id deemed the 49 lol

49th parallel


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Postby Wolfman213 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:17 pm

I was even good in geography, but I never new that! Thanks for the clarification bull77!!!
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Re: (Wolfman213)

Postby Whelan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:32 pm

Naval Jelly is really good stuff. You can get it most anywhere. I would even take the step of checking out a marine store if you have one, like Boater's World or West Marine. They have loads of rust removal products that are really good.

If it wasnt a painted surface I would say get a dremel or wire brush and remove it, but that's not the case here.

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Re: (Whelan)

Postby dragon64 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:32 am

In Ottawa you can find Navel Jelly at Princess Auto. I use this stuff on restoration projects all the time. Just make sure that you flush the treated area well with water and let dry. I follow up with POR-15 Anti-Rust coatings before touching up with paint. Where you are showing the rust and also live in the same area check for rust inside the door. 9 time our of 10 there is more rust hiding inside than you see on the outside.
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Re: (dragon64)

Postby Amtron » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:21 pm

Quote, originally posted by dragon64 »
In Ottawa you can find Navel Jelly at Princess Auto. I use this stuff on restoration projects all the time. Just make sure that you flush the treated area well with water and let dry. I follow up with POR-15 Anti-Rust coatings before touching up with paint. Where you are showing the rust and also live in the same area check for rust inside the door. 9 time our of 10 there is more rust hiding inside than you see on the outside.

Thanks a lot! I will check that place out!


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Postby PapaCak » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:33 am

Did you have any luck removing the rust? I have the exact same problem on both rear door handles of my '03. I noticed that when I pull open the rear handles there is a screw type piece that helps to fasten the handles to the car that is rusting. I wonder if this could be the source of the rust staining and not the door itself. The screws are not on the front handles and I have no rust problem there. Thanks!

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Postby Amtron » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:01 pm

Yeah i ended up just spraying some rust/grease remover, I can't remember the name right now, but basically it cleans grease and rust and any sorta crap you get on the car. It's not the body that's rusting, it's the screw inside. I've seen this problem a lot, must be a flaw in the Vibe. Try using hot water on it like suggested, that might work?

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Postby PapaCak » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:22 pm

Thanks much for the reply...I'll give it a shot and post results.

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Re: Help with rust

Postby felixturcotte22 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:18 am

The thing i don't understand is why do all vines and matrixes have rust on the rear left door but nowhere else !! Any ideas ??
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