Ian Allen

How to Get Rid of Rust

Ian Allen
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In How to Get Rid of Rust, you’ll learn how to prevent and treat rust on your car. Our expert guide, Ian Allen, will take you through the various stages to ensure a rust-free car and worry-free motoring for years to come. A small investment now could save you the cost of complete restoration further down the line.
The key to any surface coating is good and thorough preparation. There are various stages of preparing the surface of a car for rust prevention, focusing on the various different forms of surface contamination with both chemical and mechanical preparation techniques being explained in this class. Safety is key here too, and Ian shows you how to keep safe while undertaking the task.
Rust converters aren’t a magic cure-all for a rotten car, but can be very useful when tackling surface corrosion before applying a coating to prevent further rusting. Ian and Matt show you how and when to use them for maximum effect as part of your total rust prevention regime. Working on our Austin Maxi, Matt quizzes Ian on the dos and don’ts, giving you expert advice on how to properly protect your classic car.
There’s a baffling variety of cavity waxes on the market. Ian and Matt discuss the principles of cavity wax injection and what to look for in a cavity wax, before looking at how to apply the waxes with maximum effect. It’s important to get the wax everywhere and look to create a ‘fog’ of wax. Think about where your classic’s typical rust spots are and focus particularly on these areas. Make sure drain holes are clear both before and after application.
Having prepared the surface of the car, we look at how to apply a hard-wearing finish to the car. There are various options available to you, which Ian and Matt discuss the pros and cons of, before demonstrating how to apply a popular flexible wax coating on the wheel arch of our Austin Maxi.
In this class we discuss how you can use ‘corrosion free engineering’ throughout your restoration, including the use of weld through primers and seam sealers. Ian uses his many years’ experience in the rust prevention and repair industry to show us how to prevent rust throughout your restoration. Ian teaches Matt how to properly apply seam sealers to new welds on a car. This is an important step in preventing rust and should be carried out on both new welded joints and factory seams.
6 Lessons
1  hrs 5  mins

How to Get Rid of Rust will show you how to protect your car from the dreaded tin-worm. A little time invested now will pay dividends in years to come. Our expert, Ian Allen, shares some top tips for corrosion-free engineering throughout your restoration. So no matter what stage your project is at, you’ll be able to benefit from this course.

How it works

In each class, Ian Allen from Rustbuster and Matt Tomkins from Practical Classics teach you a different set of techniques to allow you to prevent and cure rust like a professional, stopping the tin worm before it does too much damage.

What you’ll learn

Ian and Matt demonstrate and discuss the following rust prevention techniques:

  • How to prepare your car for rustproofing
  • How and when to use rust converters
  • How and where to apply cavity wax and ensure maximum coverage
  • How To Achieve The Perfect Underbody Coating
  • How to protect new welds from rust (corrosion free engineering)

Classes 1,2 and 4 show you the steps to perfect underbody protection and are best followed in order, but what you take away from these videos is entirely your choice. Click on the class you need or go for the whole course – in or out of sequence. We try to be as clear as possible in our instruction, but we don’t expect you to nail every technique on first viewing. With Skill Shack you can stop, start and rewind at any point in each class. You work at your own pace and in your own way.

Ian Allen

Ian Allen is the proprietor of Rustbuster Ltd. and is an expert in the most effective rust treatment methods on many types of automobiles.

Ian Allen
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