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    Thread: DIY: Rusted hood maintenance...

    1. 08-29-2008 08:00 AM #1
      Figured somebody might need to know how to do this....

      in the words of the wise:

      Quote, originally posted by "Broke4Speed" »
      Bare metal doesn't really rust as fast as people think...

      Needed tools/materials:

      1. Metal brush

      2. Hydrogen peroxide/vinegar/salt

      3. Bowl and sponge (preferably the rough ones...or even metal...)

      Step 1:

      Clean as much of the previous crap (salt etc..) off the hood using the brush..

      Here you can see the "cleaned" part vs. the old part...

      Step 2:

      Mix the chemistry - its not really dangerous so there's no need to wear gloves or anything - unless you're made of metal....

      The mix is about 33% of each....

      Step 3:

      Apply chemistry to hood - do it in small portions as to avoid leaking etc...doing it under hot sun will help with the rusting but dries it off too fast...


      Step 4:

      Grab a beer and enjoy....

      The peroxide and vinegar combo does something awesome - you can pretty much see the rust form right away - the only thing you want to watch out for is wiping it off - its very "fragile" at the beginning...


      Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your actions. Please do not take a metal brush to a painted hood and hope it works. Apply caution when scraping the hood as to not damage the surrounding areas - fenders, bumper, headlights etc....

      Let the flame fest - BEGIN!


    2. 08-31-2008 06:17 PM #2
      all you have to use is paint stripper get it to metal then spray some battery acid on it will rust in one night thats how I did mine

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      08-31-2008 09:40 PM #3
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    4. 08-31-2008 10:00 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by VWGOLF2.0 »
      all you have to use is paint stripper get it to metal then spray some battery acid on it will rust in one night thats how I did mine

      yeah - couldn't find any battery acid on my shelves

      on top of that I used every paint stripper in the book and the paint just flaked stupidly and didn't really clean all that well - I had to take the grinding wheel to it....


    5. 04-12-2010 12:01 AM #5
      hey i was wondering if you could post the pictures again..
      or email me at williammurderface20@hotmail.com
      thanks

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      06-28-2010 04:59 PM #6
      there used to be a thread on here either about rusted hoods or rat stylz and they had rust spray paint the guy did his airbox engine cover fenders etc. same look and a whole lot safer.

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      06-28-2010 05:13 PM #7
      ha I found it

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      07-21-2010 07:52 AM #8
      I heard that 24 grit and vinegar and remove ur hood my buddy did it on the car and it driped on his mk2 jetta
      Last edited by RAINWAGEN; 07-21-2010 at 08:00 AM.

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      07-24-2010 11:41 PM #9
      Thanks for the info

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      11-23-2010 10:45 PM #10
      I'm currently in the process of doing a hood like this for my boyfriend for christmas, I'm trying bleach for now though and lots of sunlight.

      not sure how it will work out.

      I sanded the hood down to bare metal, this took only about 8 hours of hand sanding till I could find someone to borrow an air sander off of. Then it took like 2 hours to get it to bare metal

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      11-24-2010 12:53 PM #11
      1. Bare Metal


      2. Bleached Overnight


      3. First Layer of Peroxide+Vinegar+Salt Mixture


      4. Two Hours Later, Second Layer Applied after this picture


      So, when I started this project, I wasn't much of a fan. In fact, this seemed like an idea that someone with a Honda would do. But as of now, I like it. I like the splattered/tie dye look the hood has as of currently.

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      11-24-2010 06:30 PM #12
      I never understood the rusted hood thing, to me it looks like crap!

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      11-24-2010 10:43 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by BiH View Post
      I never understood the rusted hood thing, to me it looks like crap!
      well it depends on what kinda car you drive.. i have a beat up daily that im puttin it on.. kinda matches the car

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      12-24-2010 11:15 PM #14
      So can anyone help me this? Is it possible to spay a clear coat finish over a rusted hood? I want the look but I want it to last and I want it to be shiny. Just wondering if anyone can give me any input?

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      01-19-2011 11:52 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Reflex Silver 06 mkv View Post
      So can anyone help me this? Is it possible to spay a clear coat finish over a rusted hood? I want the look but I want it to last and I want it to be shiny. Just wondering if anyone can give me any input?
      i would also like to know this

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      02-01-2011 07:59 PM #17
      pics dont work.... i would like to see some picture comparisons of them done different ways

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      02-02-2011 08:11 AM #18
      i wanna post current pics of the hood i did. maybe later i will

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      02-09-2011 11:00 AM #19
      Aircraft stripper doesn't work, used a whole can and a little peeling here and there nothing enough to help though.
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    20. 04-01-2011 04:31 PM #20
      Can we get a report of those pictures? My hood got a little dented and I'm getting a new one so i want to rust this biznatch!
      That guy.

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      04-02-2011 04:39 AM #21



      Is being un-rusted tomorrow and primed
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      09-26-2011 10:47 PM #22
      Currently working on the "winter mode" hood for my mk2. Don't worry this hood was dented in multiple places. I did not wreck a piece of vw history.

      Hate away

      the look

      the texture

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      10-05-2011 02:19 AM #23
      i burned 2 grinders using the brush wheel. in the end it was worth it because it came out nice

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