Chelsea’s officially rust-free (so far as I can tell right now)! For those that didn’t know, she had some surface rust that I caught before it really started corroding the tridion cell. I had decided to wipe it out and try to keep it from coming back.

I bought a can of Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer and a can of Cold Galvanizing Compound from the same company.

Due to anxiety, I maaaaay have put on a total of 7 or 8 coats, 2 of the rust reformer and the rest the cold galvanizing compound. This resulted in an overall thick coating. I’ll have to blend this into the paint so it doesn’t look so obvious. To do that I’ll likely shave down the edges of my fix then apply clearcoat. The colour’s close enough in person that so long as it’s shiny you likely wouldn’t notice.

But from what I’m told, rust should not return in these two spots, especially since the car won’t be winter driven.


In the future, I think 1 coat of each should suffice, these paints are THICK.


I don’t think it’s bad for my first time legitimately trying to fix a paint issue on a car.


Also, I love the fact that my house was previously owned by a body shop guy, the lighting in my garage is amazing!