Originally Posted by Lexus2000
Depends how far the rust has etched into the metal. WD-40 will remove the very top, superficial layer of rust but wont' do anything if the oxidization has gone deeper. For that, you will have to use an etching solution like phosphoric acid, or remove the rusted metal completely.
Far better to just replace the hood, and not leave it in primer this time.
Replace again?? thats too expensive...
alittle about me and my car::::
I just graduated and recently got my first job
so I finally have some time and $ to spend and keep my ES healthy.
I love my car so much, and we went through so many sad things including 1 minor accident causing him(My ES) to replace the hood.
Sadly, as I parked my car outdoor 99% of the time, the rust finally start growing on the hood, so I really want to get rid of it.
I am planning to sell it to get another car (probably a smaller car as I am alone all the time) at the end of the year, therefore i will sell it without painting the hood.
Next week, I will bring him for changing his tires and do alignment .
He have 135k miles right now, but there are a lot of weird things and noises right now.
1) KING KING KING..... sound from the front end when i m crusing around 10-30mph.
2) Car + Steering wheel vibrates when I stepped on the brake paddle (stopping the car, but not completely stop) on freeway. (probably changing the tires and alignment helps)
I kinda calculate how much I need in order to fix the entire car and make it beautiful, but from my perspective, I think it worth to much on a 97 w/ 135k miles.
I wish there is a ES club in South CA, so someone can determine what problems my car is currently struggling with
Any advice will be great.
Sorry for using Poor English as I am a foreigner....