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rust and rot, what would you do?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by shovelbill80, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. shovelbill80

    shovelbill80 1/2 ton status

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    hey gents.....my '90 has lived in NYC it's whole life and i just got it. i can't do the body work this year, but would like to kinda stop it for now if possible. any experience you can share would be greatly appreciated. i know rot will all need to be cut out and replaced, but after this winter i know it will be twice as bad come the spring or so.....thanks, Bill

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  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i'd run it thru the winter... maybe oil it up or something.. than plan on hiring out a sandblast guy for a day... take a pick hammer and find your bad areas.. cut em out.. bring to blaster.... rip... bring home.. blow out good... a zinc or epoxy primer douching... them fix holes at leisure, or as funding allows thru rest of summer, yada...
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I would concur, some oil or even diesel fuel in a pressure sprayer on the underside will at least halt the progress for a few months.

    You got your work cut out for you in the spring...

    Rene
     
  4. shovelbill80

    shovelbill80 1/2 ton status

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    thanks guys...i'm half decent with wrenches and always had some hooks in bodyshops, but not anymore. either i need to get the tools or get some money. i have half a brain and a welder but only a driveway to do this in, no body tools either. i'll get on the oil/diesel thing this week too. it does seem like lots of rot too......bnottoms of doors got some small holes too.

    and i was afraid someone was going to say that Rusty, thanks

    blasting that's gonna be a choir for sure....i have to see if anyone around here does that...thanks
     
  5. la-zdunck

    la-zdunck 1/2 ton status

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    eastwood sells a rust neutralizer concentrate, frequent sprayings could prob get you through the winter, i'd at least wirebrush/spraypaint underneith it first, the oil/diesel works ok too, but do it heavy and often through the season.

    and get some front springs man!
     
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    Problem with rust like that, is that at first appearance it doesnt look too bad, but upon closer inspection, those areas are pretty much wasted.
     
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    oil and fuel are very inflammable,if you were to have an accident!!!were a fire catches.
     
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    POR 15 is what i use. just use the prep & ready stuff first its tough ****!
     
  9. Diesel Driver

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    well to use as a rust preventative afterwards that is, wont make that rot go away.. i wish it did haha
     
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    Yes, POR-15...just don't get any on your HOOTUS!!
     
  11. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    That was Herculiner.

    However POR-15 isn't hootus friendly either.
     
  12. Ulfhedinn

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    I think Im in the same boat as you. I will be watching this thread.
     

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