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How They Fix Rust atAuto Repair Shops Rust is one of the leading problems in car repair. If a car has a dent and it is not repaired properly, it will eventually lead to rust. Rust can be dangerous because it can also lead to rust poisoning. If detected, it is recommended to get it fixed as fast as possible. Rust appears on any metal surface that is exposed to the elements, even if it is for a short period of time. If a dent on the car is not repaired, rust will eventually eat away at the metal below the surface of the paint. This will cause the paint to bubble and will create holes that will be visible. In order to repair the bubbles and the holes, major work would be needed that can be done in Auto Repair Shops. Major body work includes cutting and welding sheet metal. Most Auto Repair Shops will be able to do this for you. These are things that will be able to repair the bubbles and holes. However, the best solution would be to prevent the rust from forming to begin with. A lot of techniques they use to fix rust problems can be done at home as well. For small areas, grinding the paint away would reveal the rust hiding behind it. The rusted area may appear a lot larger to you than you thought, because most of it will probably be hiding behind the paint. It is crucial that the rust is grinded away and the area is sanded smooth. A tool you can use to accomplish this is a dual action sander and 80-grit sandpaper. Using a body filler on the area would also work if you follow the same steps. You could also use this to fix any dented areas. If this seems like too much trouble, finding a good place with professionals that can fix your car is another good way to go. When finding a repair shop, you can always go online and look at reviews. Always going to the big, fancy shops that have to pay for a lot of overhead is not necessarily the smart way to find a body shop. Many good repair shops that are in less populated areas will still do a stellar job in fixing your car even if they do not advertise as much. Word of mouth and recommendations are really important in finding a good, trustworthy repair shop.
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