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I recently purchased an anodized sump pan and there are some areas of surface rust. It's actually more a loss of the anodized part of the pan I think.

What is the best way to repair this without removing too much surrounding anodized area?

I'd like to avoid as much painting of it as possible. I was thinking I might have to sand those areas and then feather in some like colored paint.

Anyone got a better idea?

Can you reanodize this stuff inexpensively?
 

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there are kits for home anodizing though, an oil pan is pretty good sized and i don't know if you can do "spot" anodizing, try eastwoods website, i think thats one place i saw them...if it were me, id just sand the rust off and use a lil rustoleum gold (or whatever) spray paint, or, sand it all off and use an epoxy primer (if you're concerned about corrosion or any other primer, or no primer, if you're not), and paint it engine color (or whatever color you want) it is after all, just an oil pan.....good luck
 

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You will continue having issues with the anodize coating coming off. Would be better off just painting the oil pan to match the rest of the engine, IMO.
Been there...
 

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Thanks guys. I sanded the surface rust off one big area and painted with gold engine paint which can take heat. It looked good. But I'll take your advice and shoot the whole thing and spot one area inside.
 
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