Case Study: Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty Used to Fix Rust Holes on a Classic Car

Rust holes in the metal frame of a classic car having undergone repair using Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty

How to fix rust holes on a classic car in a repair time (nearly) as quick as a lap of Silverstone

When a rust hole developed on a classic car, the owner turned to Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty as a cost-effective, quick and easy way to permanently repair the problem.

Case Study Data


Repair Type
Metal filler repair
Defect
Rust holes in classic car

Products Used


Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty Stick
Metal repair putty used to permanently fill rust holes and help prevent further corrosion

Case Study PDF


Case Study Details


The classic car had developed a rust hole. Corrosion had eaten away at a section of the inside car door where the window mechanism was anchored, causing it to fail.

As a DIY enthusiast, the car owner wanted to find a quick, cost-effective and easy method to permanently repair the rust hole. The owner required a lightweight, metal filler material which would offer resistance to water, temperature extremes and future corrosion.

Rust holes in the door of a classic car before it underwent repair with Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty
Heavy corrosion had caused significant rusting to the inside door of the car

They decided to use Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty Stick for the application. Superfast Steel sets in under 10 minutes and makes permanent repairs to damage in steel, iron and other ferrous metals.

Before the repair began, the metalwork was cleaned and prepared as best as it could be. Dirt, grime, and rust were removed. Moisture repellant spray was used to drive moisture and grease out from the crack and leave a fine lubricating film to protect against corrosion.

The area was cleaned prior to repair

Once preparation was completed, the required amount of Superfast Steel Epoxy Putty was cut from the 114g stick and kneaded by hand. Whilst soft, the putty was pushed into the hole in the metalwork, where it was shaped and moulded around the screw.

Within 10 minutes, the putty had begun to harden into a material sharing the look and feel of steel. Maximum properties were reached after an hour, leaving the hole filled and the damage caused by corrosion repaired.

Superfast Steel Epoxy Repair Putty used to fill in rust holes on a classic car door frame
Superfast Steel filled the hole. Once fully cured, it was painted red to match the car

Once cured, the putty was filed and painted red to appear uniform with the rest of the metal frame. The total cost of the repair was less than £20, including delivery of the Superfast Steel Stick.

The Superfast and Sylmasta AB ranges of epoxy putties are used frequently across various sections of the motoring industry, including classic car repairs such as this one and in Formula One.

Lightweight yet robust repair materials which are straightforward to use and effective quickly provide the sort of speedy repairs required when it comes to fixing damage on cars.

If you have an application you would like to enquire about, then please get in touch

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Email: sales@sylmasta.com

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