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    Default Roof rust

    Recently i discovered my dads car has some small paint rust in his roof... the question now is, will roof vinyl wrapping prevent the rust from spreading?

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Once rust starts, it's like a cancer...it'll spread. Wrapping won't do much to help. You'll need to sand off that rust before it starts spreading.

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    Crappp ahahaha how bout touchup paint?

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Posting a few pics would help. It could simply be rust from rail dust.


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    Default Re: Roof rust

    @Ryekawa Posting a few pics would help. It could simply be rust from rail dust.


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    Ok ill post after werk. Standby

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    the mazda touch up paint pens are absolute garbage I end up taking the tips off the pen and inserting a toothpick in the end to get globs of paint out so i can fill small rock chips.

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    Crappp ahahaha how bout touchup paint?

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Bubble rust, that is not a good thing. That needs proper sand and repaint to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    Bubble rust, that is not a good thing. That needs proper sand and repaint to remove.
    What causes buble rust?

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Little stone chip could be the source, anyway that moisture can get under the paint to bare metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    Little stone chip could be the source, anyway that moisture can get under the paint to bare metal.
    So would doing a full roof repaint job is a key to eliminate the rust?

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Well, it will probably be the easiest way. You could try to scuff those areas down, but it has already raised paint. So the best bet is to strip the roof down, and repaint.

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    Hmmm sounds expensive. Do you know how much would it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryekawa View Post
    Hmmm sounds expensive. Do you know how much would it cost?

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    I do not know off hand. But to prevent rust it should definitely be done by a professional. They would take it back to bare metal, make sure there is no rust there, and the respray it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryekawa View Post
    Hmmm sounds expensive. Do you know how much would it cost?

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    It probably is to do the whole roof. What year is the car btw? It may be worth trying to repair it by yourself its not that difficult.

    I have a friend who has a body shop I could ask him for an rough estimate, but the shop is located here in Scarborough.


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    2012 mazda 3 gs. An estimate can help big time in planning the budget.

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    A shop would probably be able to do it around $1000-$1500. They would sand down the trouble areas and spot prime, then repaint the whole roof. That's the only way to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryekawa View Post
    2012 mazda 3 gs. An estimate can help big time in planning the budget.

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    @Ryekawa -I talked to my friend and showed him your pics. He said "rough estimate $500 to grind down rust to metal and repair, and paint the complete roof."

    Let me know if your interested and I'll pass on his info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    @Ryekawa -I talked to my friend and showed him your pics. He said "rough estimate $500 to grind down rust to metal and repair, and paint the complete roof."

    Let me know if your interested and I'll pass on his info.


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    Wow. Sounds good ill let my fatjer know about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryekawa View Post
    Wow. Sounds good ill let my fatjer know about this

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    Default Re: Roof rust

    Yes I agree the Mazda touch up paint is horrible, barely any paint came out. I have a white Mazda 3 and there are lots of little stone chips that are starting to rust, I'll probably clay bar the rust out and put a wrap on the roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2012mazda3hatch View Post
    Yes I agree the Mazda touch up paint is horrible, barely any paint came out. I have a white Mazda 3 and there are lots of little stone chips that are starting to rust, I'll probably clay bar the rust out and put a wrap on the roof
    prolly a good idea to touch up the chips before you wrap it. in case any moisture gets in there and it rusts out
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    Default Re: Roof rust

    I had a similar rust situation with my older 2005 Corolla... I sanded it down lightly painted and applied a small piece of paint protection film over top... never got any worse over the course of a few years... if you can seal water from getting in it should slow it down

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