How to PROPERLY Repair a Rust Hole in your Car or Truck (DIY for Beginners)

Rust hole removal and repair. Repairing a rust hole in your car is something that should be done quickly to prevent it from spreading. You can easily do this at home with some practice and get the results you see in this video. I teach you the basics of what welder you want to use and how to weld so you can get started. I answer questions like, should you butt weld or lap weld floor panels? Rust is common at the wheel wells, quarter panels, rocker panels, and floor boards of cars and in this video I show the proper and most thorough way to remove and repair rust.

Buying this car for $300:
Rust Repair WITHOUT a Welder:

Cheap Flux Core Welder:
Cheap MIG Gas Welder:
Welder I Used:
Vent Tubing:
Blower Fan:
Full Face Respirator w/ Filters:
Rust Paint:
Sheet Metal Nibbler:
Angle Grinder:
Wire Wheel:
Digital Caliper:
Socket Set:

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  • Zaltic
    ZalticPrieš 4 val

    Coming to this video after pulling the carpet up on my new project car

  • Fudzbo
    FudzboPrieš 11 val

    Where did humanity go wrong? You know what doesn't rust? A horse.

  • Atricks
    AtricksPrieš 17 val

    Chris Fix: "Okay Im going to show you how to replace the rusted out floorboard" "But also, make sure you fix the cause of the rust, so lets investigate...we need to repair the seal" Chris always a major help in reminding people to do proper, preventive repairs.

  • Gale Hess
    Gale HessPrieš 23 val

    One of the best videos on youtube. Amazing all around.

  • Marc Naidu
    Marc NaiduPrieš dieną

    Very good video. Well done 👍🏻

  • Crazy Alex 7667
    Crazy Alex 7667Prieš dieną

    Now for a car with a rusted/rotted bottom, how much would u say it would cost to patch it up(mk3 gti)

    GARDENING PLUSPrieš dieną


  • ewposie
    ewposiePrieš 3 dienas

    where is the turbo video?

  • Orie Chukwulenwenwa
    Orie ChukwulenwenwaPrieš 3 dienas

    good lecture

  • Dan Morgret
    Dan MorgretPrieš 3 dienas

    it's been edited very well...cause after all that cussing, throwing stuff across the street, and kicking his car and stubbing the sh** out of his toe, you have to clean it up for LTdron...nice job Chris.

  • 김덕현
    김덕현Prieš 3 dienas

    The lovely billboard basally sneeze because policeman complimentarily suggest failing a ten colony. uneven, six flower

  • rob Hohert
    rob HohertPrieš 4 dienas

    Add a stop switch to your car

  • Bisken
    BiskenPrieš 4 dienas

    Damn that insidr hole looks exactly like africa

  • Brian Redmond
    Brian RedmondPrieš 5 dienų

    This guy is safety obsessed.

    LIL BISHPrieš 5 dienų

    I’m still waiting for that turbo kit video

  • Farmer Tyler
    Farmer TylerPrieš 6 dienų

    If you lap weld it and are concerned about water you can weld both the top and bottom. That will help keep the water out. Wont be perfect but better than leaving it open

  • Meat Popsicle
    Meat PopsiclePrieš 6 dienų

    Great vid. Thx

  • Dave S
    Dave SPrieš 6 dienų

    JFC I just learned more in 34 minutes than I learned in 2 years of high school metal shop. Thank you!

  • Joko Brillantes
    Joko BrillantesPrieš 6 dienų

    Amazing!! Can you do a video on how to repair rusted strut tower?

  • Mr50c
    Mr50cPrieš 6 dienų

    I did not start this day knowing I was going to buy a welder, but here we are

  • 0xB0BAFE77
    0xB0BAFE77Prieš 6 dienų

    Chris said butt weld. Hehe.

  • jackalackstyle l
    jackalackstyle lPrieš 6 dienų


  • Jeff Underwood
    Jeff UnderwoodPrieš 6 dienų

    Great information and I think I just learned how to weld 😁

  • Finn Svensson
    Finn SvenssonPrieš 7 dienų

    Not bad what u are telling but I was very surprised to see ur wire spool is on wrong, pls check.

  • Derek Hahn
    Derek HahnPrieš 7 dienų

    4:04 slaps it down like a G lmao

  • Michael Putz
    Michael PutzPrieš 7 dienų

    Very impressive. A lot of good info and the speed was great, too slow it's boing, too fast you can't absorb. Can't figure out why the many negative comments? Keep up the good work and thanx for sharing!

  • retiredkiwi
    retiredkiwiPrieš 8 dienų

    nibblers are great, use them a lot(mostly air tools) but the half moon shards they create are really sharp and nasty, especially when you kneel on them. (i use a neodymium magnet to cleanup immediately after cutting.)

  • Asser animator
    Asser animatorPrieš 8 dienų

    8:03 *rust hole proceeds to look like a gun*

  • Jerume Tugado
    Jerume TugadoPrieš 8 dienų

    Too much talk

  • Liju a kumar
    Liju a kumarPrieš 9 dienų

    Great 👍

  • Gibby Van Beuren
    Gibby Van BeurenPrieš 9 dienų


  • VTEC Nerd
    VTEC NerdPrieš 9 dienų

    Thanks for another excellent video Chris!

  • Mark Vegar
    Mark VegarPrieš 10 dienų

    You don't need to add air to paint can just put lid on tight and turn paint can upside down to store so there's no air inside paint can

  • Mark Vegar
    Mark VegarPrieš 10 dienų

    This car would NOT get a warrant of fitness for safety in New zealand

  • Ernesto Wachowski
    Ernesto WachowskiPrieš 10 dienų

    Looks like Venezuela......Just a black hole in the earth...😄😅😅😆😆😁😄

  • Saul Gomez
    Saul GomezPrieš 10 dienų

    Why so many dislikes ?🙄

  • Corey E.wiley
    Corey E.wileyPrieš 12 dienų

    Rust patch looks like Africa

  • David Z
    David ZPrieš 12 dienų

    I’m pretty sure Chris could make building a helicopter look easy.

  • Dave Gaastra
    Dave GaastraPrieš 12 dienų

    Why scream all the time? Its not rocket-science....

  • Abdullah Sajid
    Abdullah SajidPrieš 12 dienų

    when is the turbo install coming?

  • Ben Red
    Ben RedPrieš 13 dienų

    You could also just tack it a lot works the same.

  • Tristin Lees
    Tristin LeesPrieš 14 dienų

    this is the best DIY i have seen for this

  • Deathstroke56 56
    Deathstroke56 56Prieš 14 dienų

    Off topic but am I the only one that thinks the rust holes looks like Africa

  • Calvin Metzger
    Calvin MetzgerPrieš 14 dienų

    Chris’s videos give me hope that my shitbox might be legally on the road some day

  • Vaughan Maybury
    Vaughan MayburyPrieš 15 dienų

    Very well done Chris; all step in the repair process fully explained. The displacing air above the paint in the can tip was great, I'll try it thanks. Vaughan

  • Julian Martynyuk
    Julian MartynyukPrieš 15 dienų

    i cant find the turbo video :(

  • Shahryar Ahmad
    Shahryar AhmadPrieš 15 dienų

    Is it a Miata you're working on

  • Shahryar Ahmad

    Shahryar Ahmad

    Prieš 15 dienų

    @CyberMemes Thanks man

  • CyberMemes


    Prieš 15 dienų

    Honda del sol

  • Lil_Odens
    Lil_OdensPrieš 15 dienų

    why that car looks like rattle canned black?

  • Technical Challenges
    Technical ChallengesPrieš 15 dienų

    too good.. thank you bro !

  • Chris. P Bacon
    Chris. P BaconPrieš 16 dienų

    Pooling takes alot of of skill especially when you start contact its always like a " is it in " lol when your wearing a 100% mask

  • Chris. P Bacon
    Chris. P BaconPrieš 16 dienų

    Practice practice practice

  • Chris. P Bacon
    Chris. P BaconPrieš 16 dienų

    You can watch welding videos all day for years's all about hands on and touch yeah I've welded but I've made volcanoes and pools of drippage

  • madjimms
    madjimmsPrieš 16 dienų

    No log manifolds.... Equal length exhaust runners!

  • budsoda
    budsodaPrieš 16 dienų

    You go over board Chris oh my

  • GGDS zzvx0
    GGDS zzvx0Prieš 16 dienų

    I like how the rust hole is basically an inverted african continent

  • The Workshop Of DOOM
    The Workshop Of DOOMPrieš 16 dienų

    I did this with a stick welder, cause a mig welder is expensive

  • Rudra Sharma
    Rudra SharmaPrieš 17 dienų

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  • Danny Iwan
    Danny IwanPrieš 17 dienų

    Another great video, thank you

  • buua mtb
    buua mtbPrieš 17 dienų

    Is there africa in this thumbnail or it's just me

  • Ford SixHoe
    Ford SixHoePrieš 17 dienų

    Why does the hole look like Africa

  • Eduardo Daquil Jr
    Eduardo Daquil JrPrieš 18 dienų

    sir,good idea,I did the same way as you did.

  • KzukiOdenTheChad
    KzukiOdenTheChadPrieš 18 dienų

    Wouldn’t sanding the rust making the metal thinner lead to it overall being weaker though

  • Vman
    VmanPrieš 18 dienų

    I wish life was always as easy as a flat weld...

  • twistedyogert
    twistedyogertPrieš 18 dienų

    Take a drink every time he says "penetration".

  • Supreme Sufi
    Supreme SufiPrieš 19 dienų

    The rust hole in thumbnail looks like Africa

  • Van R
    Van RPrieš 19 dienų

    100% not the proper way to repair a rust hole haha

  • Gert Kristensen
    Gert KristensenPrieš 20 dienų

    you welding its not so nice .. more amp

  • Nicholas Givens
    Nicholas GivensPrieš 20 dienų

    Great trick to prevent warping is to weld an area then cool it with compressed air. Works great on large areas like truck boxes, quarters, hoods and fenders.

  • Xiryum
    XiryumPrieš 21 dieną

    why the hole in the thumbnail always remembers me of africa?

  • Renzo Santillan
    Renzo SantillanPrieš 21 dieną

    "ALRIGHT!!!" 14:24

  • No
    NoPrieš 21 dieną

    Easier way: Cut up some soda cans and use them to cover the hole. Use screws.

  • Javier Montes
    Javier MontesPrieš 21 dieną

    How entertaining

  • Javier Montes
    Javier MontesPrieš 21 dieną

    This guy is excellent explaining how to go about. I never like watching VSH how to weld boring old man with funny mustache.. 2021

  • Javier Montes
    Javier MontesPrieš 21 dieną

    Cool nibbler

  • mkatalin09
    mkatalin09Prieš 23 dienas

    Nobody is gonna do this at home,thats for sure😂😂😂 you can change your brake pads at home but this job is not for all the idiots out me

  • Eric Coval
    Eric CovalPrieš 24 dienas

    awesome job. thanks x 1,000,000!

  • Mike
    MikePrieš 24 dienas

    Rust hole looks like Africa. Accurate

  • Tony Pizziola
    Tony PizziolaPrieš 24 dienas

    ASMR welding

  • Anthony Denn
    Anthony DennPrieš 25 dienų

    Nice job dude. I like how methodical you are. You don't miss a thing 🙂

  • arthurneddysmith
    arthurneddysmithPrieš 26 dienų

    5:22 and then 28:12. Shit, that was easy.

  • Jeebus
    JeebusPrieš 26 dienų

    ~6:00, N95 is Not 95%... It's the size of particle that is filtered.

  • Roy Boy
    Roy BoyPrieš 27 dienų

    I still waiting for the turbo video.

  • Meatwad
    MeatwadPrieš 27 dienų

    Imagine if Chrisfix was your boyfriend. A girl is going to get lucky one day

  • nfs addie
    nfs addiePrieš 27 dienų

    Buyin a stance car for cheap and I’m expecting a lot of rain damage cause the rear window has been smashed out this is gonna be very helpful for me 🙏🏻

  • bocfat
    bocfatPrieš 28 dienų

    good video, compressed air duster displaces the Oxygen in the can and keeps paint fresh, did NOT know that either! Thanks

  • T S
    T SPrieš 28 dienų

    OK does anyone else know LTdronr with 8+ million subscribers that not only likes but types out a reply 15 minutes after a viewer, me in this case, leaves a comment on a year and half old video ? Anyone at all? Cause I don't know anyone and I watch a lot of heavyweight utuber video producers and no one treats their "customers" like this guy. Respect, he deserves every view and dime he earns on his channel, plus double.

  • T S
    T SPrieš 28 dienų

    Damn what a perfectionist. Love it. Always best to show proper way and let people make their own shortcuts at their own risk. So impressed with how much time you take to make these videos.

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš 28 dienų

    Thanks a lot man!

  • Joseph Sein
    Joseph SeinPrieš 28 dienų

    I know at least one of you watching this lives in Michigan lol

  • Hamilton Timmer
    Hamilton TimmerPrieš 28 dienų

    Great video Chris.

  • CheeseGangsta
    CheeseGangstaPrieš 29 dienų

    Will the rust seal actually adhere to the bare metal the same way it will stick to the other parts or does the bare metal need to be etch primered before rust seal is applied?

  • BIRD
    BIRDPrieš 29 dienų

    Oh shit that rust is bad imagine if you fell through

  • BlackJack 1992
    BlackJack 1992Prieš 29 dienų

    Any chance of a rusty frame restoration video? It is bad on my 03 Trailblazer LT that it is up to the control arms. After I got my free brake inspection done they said that my frames are really rusty that they thought it could of been a flood car (which didnt say so in the records before I bought it back in March) or that it sat in the pasture for too long. I really do not know how much an estimate would be but I bet it would be high price.

  • Y Not?
    Y Not?Prieš mėn

    Great as always, thanks

  • yxcvtfgjh lkjasdh
    yxcvtfgjh lkjasdhPrieš mėn

    Dont car manufacturers spray the whole body with anti rust shit? How does the car still rust in the future? Why are you saying it will prevent rust if it eventually gives later on?

  • Mikedude270
    Mikedude270Prieš mėn

    did you remove the fuel tank or leave it in place?

  • Andy XoX
    Andy XoXPrieš mėn

    Nice job …

  • Brooklyn knight
    Brooklyn knightPrieš mėn

    At 17:43 his voice changed alot ??

  • Peter Enis
    Peter EnisPrieš mėn

    The hole looks like Afrika

  • Greg Davis
    Greg DavisPrieš mėn

    wire roll is upside down on the gas mig..flip that s@#$ so the wire doesnt kink up feeding in

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš mėn

    Thanks for the tip!

  • juan guerrero
    juan guerreroPrieš mėn

    Does anyone else see the African continent in the thumbnail?