Bilt Hamber Deox Gel - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 4 Old 07-04-09 Thread Starter
Status: Possibly back in a Gta :D
AO Member
Iain014's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 301

Member car:

147 Gta

Bilt Hamber Deox Gel


Possibly a bit of a numpty question, but can this be used on rusted areas of car bodywork? Bilt-Hamber Laboratories - Corrosion Removal - Deox-Gel The demo on the site doesn't mention it. I was planning on applying it using tape and cling film to some surface rust that has appeared around the sills and arches. I would presume that if it works, a simple smooth-off, prime and spray would do the trick?
This would be my first go at rust removal, I've seen it done on tv and read some articles on it, it looks reasonably straight forward allthough I have a feeling it will be more difficult than it looks!
The Bilt Hamber website has some amazing stuff on it, and they always seem to do well in independent tests, aswell as being cheap.

Iain014 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
Ralf S.'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Posts: 13,073
Re: Bilt Hamber Deox Gel

I used some Hammerite gel which is probably the same principle. Basically it seems to convert the rust into something that is soluble in water so you just rinse it away and you're left with a magically restored surface.

In reality you you're left with a fairly clean surface but you will still have pitting and missing metal where the rust has had your steel away.

The stuff also needs to soak a looooooong time to penetrate the rust and on a badly corroded section (I left it a week) it doesn't soak in all at once, so you have to repeat the process a few times to get all the rust off.

The final result is that you get a surface that looks like it's had a half-hearted shot blast and then a coat of rust killer applied to it. It's certainly not bad.. and is far less effort than scraping and sanding.. but don't imagine you'll see a pristine surface at the end of it.

You may still want to apply some rust inhibitor (zinc primer.. ?depending on the manufacturer's instructions..) and then you also may want to fill the surface (if the corrosion pitting is going to be visible).

Otherwise, it's worth a go.

My experiences were with the Hammerite gel so BH may be somewhat different.

Ralf S.

No bullets for Chaingun..
Ralf S. is offline  
Status: - Update
Posts: n/a
Re: Bilt Hamber Deox Gel

The rust will come back every time. The only way to get rid is to grind back to fresh steel.
Status: We got there
AO Silver Member
Mr_Caine's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 3,189

Member car:


Re: Bilt Hamber Deox Gel

I'd recommend getting a wire brush attachment for drill or grinder, remove as much rust as possible then treat with a rust converter for the remaining surface rust. Prime with an etch primer then paint. This should last you for a reasonable amount of time.

If the rust is actually rot then you'll need to do what Keithyboy says and cut it out and weld in new metal.
Mr_Caine is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Car Detailing

bilt , deox , gel , hamber

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome