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post #11 of 19 Old 07-31-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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If you can sand it, and its not visible just sand the surface rust of until you hit clean metal, then use epoxy. If its not visible then there's no reason for primer, and paint.
Unfortunately its underneath the paint. I noticed it since it bubbled up and its around 2*2.5 inches, how or when it happen I have no clue since I just noticed the paint bubbling up this past month. It seems to be only on the surface, which I assume is good since it means it hasn't advance that much, but I don't think is something I can do on my own
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Yeah any rust is hard to prevent from coming back. I have a few spots I am fighting on my Honda at the moment. I basically use rust dissolver gel, high zinc primer, and then a rust encapsulator like Eastwood or POR 15.

If you live in a winter climate like myself it is very important to get the salt off of the vehicle as quickly as possible. Before this coming winter (my 2nd with the Versa) I will be giving the entire underbody and wheel wells multiple thick layers of clear coat to heal protect against rust.
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That clear coat sounds interesting. What brand and or type of applicator do you recommend?
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That clear coat sounds interesting. What brand and or type of applicator do you recommend?
The whole point is to increase the amount of layers between salt, water, etc. I choose clear coat because it is hard to see and looks factory.

The best choice/most tough is going to be engine enamel clear coat. (dupli-color make it among other brands) Spray paint basically dries when the aerosol and whatnot evaporates. Engine enamel is made to resist head and chemicals such as gas and fluids. It drys by a chemical reaction - not evaporation.
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The whole point is to increase the amount of layers between salt, water, etc. I choose clear coat because it is hard to see and looks factory.

The best choice/most tough is going to be engine enamel clear coat. (dupli-color make it among other brands) Spray paint basically dries when the aerosol and whatnot evaporates. Engine enamel is made to resist head and chemicals such as gas and fluids. It drys by a chemical reaction - not evaporation.
Do you just apply it yourself?
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Yeah. Comes in spray paint cans.
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2010 Versa started to rust!!!

Last week had problem opening hood... So after i did i started to look for cause. Found that hood opener started to rust, than I looked for more spots and I found what I was not looking for - RUST. Went to dealer and they said that it is normal for 3 year old car I strongly disagree. I had Civic that was 3 years old and no rust, chrysler TC 5 years old no rust, 1987 Audi 5000 with minimal rust.
I was under impression that newer cars are treated with anti-corrosion stuff at factory. I guess I was wrong...
Look at pictures and see if your Versas have same rust in same places. It might be that front end was not treated against corrosion.
I checked my mom's 2010 versa and it also has rust in same places.
Look at pictures and post yours.
My versa has 44K miles and I live in New Jersey. We do not have winters like in Canada.
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that's so much worse then mine and I have an 09 with 130k miles on it. Does this car sit for long periods of time parked ontop of grass or something? I found that cars parked on anything but ashphalt and sit without being driven rust very very quickly in our climates. I'm from CT so similar to NJ.


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I drive Monday, Wed and weekends. It is parked on stone driveway. I will start parking on paved surface. That might added to rusting. Now I am looking to get rust prevention kit to apply on versa and rogue. In Europe they sell Dinitrol kit that is easy to apply and is very popular there, but not for sale in US. Or will have to look into POR-15.
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so I got a pair of quotes, 1G for repairing 2G for replacing ... wth :\
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