Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
There's a small rust hole on the fender's surface. Is there a way to remove the rust without repainting the entire Dodge Dakota fender?
Answer: Yes, there's a way to eliminate small rust holes on a Dodge Dakota fender without having to spend a fortune on fender repainting. Rust-fix sprays can dissolve the oxidized layer and reduce the yellowish color so that it will look less noticeable. This can also help stop the spread of rust and prevent it from eating away at the fender's metal. Sandpaper with a grit size of 200 to 300 can also be used to remove loose rust and even out the jagged area. When used with rust-fix spray, primer, and clear coat paint, the fender's surface will be restored in no time.
What's the best DIY solution to restore the thickness of the fender metal on a Dodge Dakota?
Answer: Fiberglass mats can be used to patch up the damage and restore the thickness of the fender metal. There should be enough layers to cover the damaged area, and each layer should be properly cut for a gradually tapered finish. Fiberglass resin mixed with catalyst can saturate and harden the fiberglass layers. Fender metal thickness will be restored once the damaged area is completely covered in fiberglass mats. If the applied layers are still noticeable, sandpaper may be used to smoothen out the fiberglass edges.
What's the quickest way to remove the dents on a Dodge Dakota fender?
Answer: A rubber mallet can be used to repair minor fender bender dents. Light taps can usually remove the dents and bring the fender back into shape. If used with a large and strong suction cup, the dents can be eliminated completely in just a few minutes. Remember not to pound on the metal heavily, as this can deal further damage and dents on the fender. Using vice-grip pliers is also an effective way to straighten severely bent areas on Dodge Dakota fenders.