How to Remove Rust From a Car

11425490133_1e2d5b01f0_zRust is a major mark of age for many cars but water damage and grime can cause rust just as easily. Even if you aren’t the best at taking care of your car, removing rust and maintaining a pristine look is a relatively easy task if you catch it early. Here’s some advice on how to remove rust from a car at any stage, courtesy of us here at Joe Holland Hyundai!

  • Surface Rust – While not a problem structurally, surface rust is a blemish on an otherwise gorgeous car. Like general paint repair, you’ll want to fix rust as soon as possible. Use sandpaper to get through the paint and corrosion until only clean metal is visible. Use primer and paint to cover the metal and then add a clear coat. Finally, buff the newly-covered area until it matches the rest of the car.
  • Scale Rust – The next stage of rust, scale rust, occurs when rust penetrates the surface of the metal and causes damage. Use a wire brush to get through the rust, then use a grinding wheel to remove roughness. From there, use sandpaper, primer, paint, a clear coat, and buff as you would with surface rust.
  • Penetration Rust – The final stage of rust, penetration rust, usually leaves just two options. First, you can replace the affected area altogether. The second option is to remove the rusted parts and weld new panels into place. If you aren’t a professional, the first option is likely preferable as an improper repair could leave cause structural damage.

2017 Hyundai i30 Pushes Volkswagen

30214572151_3f4fbbcb09_zHyundai has debuted the 2017 i30 hatchback ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and if the first look is any indication, it seems the Korean automaker has its sights set on Volkswagen. The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a compact and a hatchback, two major selling points for Volkswagen. Combined with a premium interior and a strong suite of technologies, the new i30 could be bad news for VW.

Available in Europe, drivers have a choice between three conventional engines that offer anywhere from 100 to 140 horsepower. A turbodiesel engine will offer 95 to 136 hp. The hatchback will offer front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on select trims.

The Hyundai i30 N will go tire-to-tire with the Volkswagen GTI. Under the hood of the i30 N is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 255 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque.

The Hyundai i30 is a hatchback that we here in the United States haven’t seen bearing its own name. When it does make it to the United States, the i30 usually comes in the form of an Elantra trim. Thus far, it’s been called the Elantra Touring and Elantra GT. Only time will tell if the new 2017 Hyundai i30 will make it to the United States market.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re hoping to see the new i30 make it to the United States market this year!