Rust & dents
Good preparation is essential for a flawless finish. The Auto-K range has everything you need for all important work steps. Please observe our recommendations to ensure you achieve excellent results.
How do I repair a rusted through area on a car
How do I remove dents from a car
Removing dents and rust
After cleaning and masking the area with masking tape, remove the dent in the damage area. Remove rusty metal. Use a hammer/pliers to bend the edges inwards. Use the rust eraser for smaller rust spots, and sand paper for larger areas.
Sand the edges of the (rusty) damaged area thoroughly with dry sanding paper P80 to remove rust and old paint until a bare surface is created. Sand the edges up to 4-5 cm around the area with dry sanding paper P180. Wipe any sanding dust off with a soft cloth.
Filling and sanding
After a drying period of about 20-30 minutes, apply universal filler to even the area out. Apply a thin and even layer of filler with a scraper, then sand the hardened filler with sanding paper P120 until smooth.
Applying an anti-corrosion primer
Treat the dust-free, bare metal edges of the former rusty area with an anti-corrosion primer. Spray filler can be used first to fill or even out the area.
Apply a top coat using Auto-K product; see Auto-K instructions, professional tips Top coat & original colour tone