Two years ago we had a new garage door fitted. The old one was very
rusty and at 20 years old, coming to the end of its life. We live in
Cornwall and the sea is only 6 miles away which is also the direction of
the prevailing wind.
The new door is starting to show rust spots over the its surface and in
the top and bottom corners.
Whats the best way of treating the rust in order to increase its lifespan?
I'd expect a steel garage door to be galvanised. Finding it is rusting
after 6 years suggests it either isn't, is of poor quality, or has been
Treat the areas- remove paint, treat with something like Kurust, a
protective primer, and finish coat(s).
Suspect someone is claiming a benefit under false pretences? Incapacity
Benefit or Personal Independence Payment when they don't need it? They
So is this where the plastic is cracked, or lifting? I don't think there
are any easy solutions here. You need to remove the rust (and that
probably involves removing locally flaked plastic). Treat with Kurust or
similar. Try to re-seal the surface with a good paint. Even if you can
find something which sticks well to both the steel and the plastic, it
is quite likely to crack over time with thermal movements, etc.
Get a fibreglass or galvanised door next time.
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