Rustguard Blog

Hello and Welcome! It’s about time that I join the blogging community now that my electronic platform has been revamped and polished. I’ll try my utmost best to keep it clean, but emotions will most defiantly rise and filter through-for that I do not apologise. The Rustguard Blog is the only blog you need to read. Our blog is about everything related to your vehicle. From caring for your vehicle, fighting rust, buying second hand vehicles,right through to restoration and custom paint jobs.

Rustproofing & Underbody Rubberizing

Rustguard is the rust proofing process that is used to protect new and repaired vehicles from the harmful Cape Town environment. The treatment consists of a two stage process: First, we apply on to the under body of the vehicle a locally manufactured water proofer and...

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The guide to correctly operate your car bonnet and doors

One common phenomenon  I encounter , is the one  related to the sudden, seemly unexplained and unexpected popping open of the bonnet whilst driving. The utter dismay experienced during such a rather amusing but seriously dangerous occurrence can lead to loss of...

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What to look out for when you buy a second hand car?

What to look out for when you buy a second hand car? Buying a second hand car, especially from a private individual, is not for the faint hearted. Not to say it needs to be avoided at all time,  but following are some tips to guide you in the per-purchase inspection...

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How to Maintain a Restored Car

When clients collect their vehicle after rust  removal or restoration,  part of my service is to educate them about how to maintain a restored car. So, the following simple steps are recommended to prolong the life and keep the shine of your restored or repaired car:...

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Merc Restoration

Check out this restoration of a Mercedes 280s 1974 by Rustguard Panelbeaters. This project is part of our new Custom Paint & restoration services. Post by Rustguard...

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Networking

Sure works for me! I’ve been involved in business networking for over 15 years, and find it to be the single most important marketing and promoting tool. The business opportunities are remarkable. It is quite obvious that word of mouth is the best marketing tool...

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Custom Paint Job

The joy of doing something different. We were asked by a good friend to customise his bikes. Now we don’t usually deal with these sort of jobs, and in the past I never encouraged clients to bring in their two wheels flying brooms to us. Bikes require a different type...

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Customer Care

No two words have been written about more, elaborated on and referred to in the service industries. Books and workshops and videos and ,and ,and…All to do with how to handle the client, the ‘KING”. I think it’s actually quite simple, What do people want when they come...

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How to fight Rust

Rust is a cancer that eats away at a vehicle if it’s not stopped. Gerrie van Eeden visited Robby Cohen, the owner of Rustguard Panelbeaters in Paarden Island, Cape Town, to see what can be done. What causes metal to rust? You might not remember, but this is something...

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Vehicle Branding

[metaslider id=421] I love vehicle branding- the full wrapping kit that transforms a dull conventional car/bakkie/panel van, into a mobile advertising billboard. The bright prints, clever imaging, fancy fonts are catchy and refreshing and going a long way towards”...

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The Speed Shop

Apart from rust repairs and rust preventing treatment, we offer the service of a speed shop. The speed shop is dedicated for fixing small dents, scratches and bumper repairs. Whenever the pavement got too close, or too high, the pole jumped at your car and the...

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Ariels, Sunroofs and Boot Spoilers

Any hole cut into the vehicle panels after it has been sprayed is a rust promoter. Whether a factory fitted or an aftermarket whim, the presence of these accessories is bound to be the weak spot as far as rust is concerned. The hole is sealed by a rubber that will get...

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Water leaks – In your Car

I’d like to focus on the subject of water leaks. No, not from your radiator. I mean water leaking into your car. It happens when it rains, or when you wash the car -the carpets get wet and the smell is VERY noticeable, vapour mists the windows And then when you drive,...

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Rustproofing

By now you all have been exposed to the new and sleek look of the web site-thanks to Melissa from Sokolic media, The brain child of Kim from AMP Consulting (thanks Kim) Rustproofing: Prevention is better than cure, ( I’ll try not do that too often) and the Rustguard...

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Why a car rusts faster in seaside locations

Why does a car rust faster in seaside locations? Even though we know that water can trigger rusting, car owners that live near the ocean typically find that their cars are prone to rust much earlier than cars that are located in places that are not seaside. However,...

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Hello And Welcome

Hello and welcome, it’s about time that I join the blogging community now that my electronic platform has been revamped and polished. It’s my first time, so be kind and forgiving, however, I’d like to start the narrative of my professional life. I’ll try my outmost...

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