What Type of Car Paint do You use Over a Car Body Rust Repair?

Posted in Cars, Repair on December 15th, 2010 by admin

Before applying paint, it is important to follow all the steps of car body rust repair. A high quality auto body primer is used in thin coats, at ten minute intervals, as the layers will prevent further rust. A successful car body rust repair requires three thin coats of primer and an overnight wait before applying the paint in several coats. After applying six light coats, the paint must dry for half a day before removing the masking tape. Two days later, wash and wax the newly painted car with a mild car soap. MAACO has 10,000 auto paint colors, and many other auto shops can offer this paint.

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Which Auto Rust Removal Products are Regarded as the Best?

Posted in Repair on December 15th, 2010 by admin

There are many auto rust removal products on the market, but consult your insurance company or a reputed auto dealer for the most effective. Rust Bullet rust inhibitor coating is popular, and guaranteed to prevent rust for 10 years. Rusterizer is an organic rust remover that is newer on the market. Auto rust removal contains acid to convert rust to black oxide, but it is critical to remove rust before painting or spraying on the auto rust removal such as POR-15. Phosphoric Acid has a unique property of dissolving iron oxide quickly and is used in auto shops for auto rust removal. Though, if you are doing this DIY auto rust removal project at home, it is best to use a purchased product mentioned previously.

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What is the Average Price for Cheap Auto Fiberglass Resin?

Posted in Repair on December 15th, 2010 by admin

When you want to repair a hole in an automotive body panel, cheap, fiberglass resin is the way to go. Instead of taking your car to an expensive body shop and having them replace the whole body panel, you can patch small to medium sized holes in body panels using fiberglass mesh and resin. These can be purchased at most full service auto parts and supply stores. You can also pick them up at your local auto body and paint supply house. The cheapest prices, however, will most likely be found online. A one gallon bucket of fiberglass resin will set you back about $60, while a one quart, suitable for smaller repairs, will cost you about $20.

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How Long Does it take for Automotive Fiberglass Resin to Dry?

Posted in Repair on December 15th, 2010 by admin

Automotive fiberglass resin requires fiberglass mesh fabric and a catalyst in order to be used. Fiberglass resin and mesh can be used to patch holes in automotive body panels and maintain the required rigidity for a body panel. You can also use fiberglass mesh and resin to create door panels, speaker enclosures and inner panels. Use of this product is fairly easy and full instructions will be found on the packaging for both the mesh fabric and the catalyst. Once mixed application and shaping needs to be completed within about 30 minutes because rigidity will start to set in during that time. Full hardness and curing will occur, in most room temperature and above environments in about two to three hours. More time will be needed in colder environments.

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Electric Cars

Posted in Cars on December 15th, 2010 by admin

Electric cars are becoming both desirable and demanded, mainly from consumers who want both performance and efficiency.  Car  companies have taken notice, bringing the vehicles to market. Electric cars build on the green movement of the world to have cars that are more fuel efficient while emitting next to no toxic emissions.

Electric cars are the cleanest vehicles currently in production. Some electric cars do actually have small-displacement gasoline engines to supplement the electric drivetrain, but some of these cars can run primarily on batteries without any fuel. The mileage range of the car is important because consumers do not want to get stranded in the middle of a commute or trip. Most electric cars have a range between 25 and 50 miles, but the higher end models get over 200 miles on a single charge. The big push with electric cars is to have cars that can get you to and from your job without using a drop of gas.

For many consumers, that is all they really use their primary car for, with maybe a few errands on the side. Electric power is much cheaper than gas by at least four or five times. These cars can be “refueled” at your home using your standard 110V household outlets (as long as they are compatible with the car’s voltage).

Another great feature as they relate to electric cars are the price. Most of the cars can be had for under $30,000, and when coupled with government subsidies, the price can be decreased a full $7,500.  It must be noted that on certain ultra-high-end models the price can run up to and over $100,000.

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