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Hillstar Panelbeaters are experts in rust removal

Approved Rust Removal Services

Unfortunately, rust is a reality, especially with the salt and the rain in coastal cities such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Here at Hillstar we have over 35 years experience with auto body rust removal on all makes of cars, not just Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover.

The Reality of Rust Removal

The reality of rust is that there is no way to remove it completely despite what other people might tell you. Once rust has set in, the only thing that we can do is to retard its spread or replace the entire panel.

While where possible we recommend replacing the rusted part or panel to prevent any future rust, we will do rust repair and removal should a major panel or part replacement not be necessary.

Why do we recommend replacing the panel?

While it is possible to cut and weld new pieces of panelling to replace or repair the rusted section, this can damage the structural and molecular integrity or the protection of your vehicle and cause trouble down the line as well as create a weakened seem that will continue to rust. While it may work out cheaper to cut and weld in the short term, it will be more expensive and even dangerous in the long term.

Is your vehicle rusting?

Get a quote from the experts for rust removal and rust repair, or a replacement panel.

Did you know?

The leading causes of rust are:

  • Extreme climates: Cold and extreme heat can lead to rust
  • Salt and rain: Possibly the most common causes of rust
  • Chips and scratches: Exposed metal or scratches can become starting points for rust
  • Neglect: Failure to polish or wax your vehicle can lead to rust