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Rust in the Floorboard!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLUESMAN, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    Hi All,I stripped the interior of my K/5 and found some rust!Pretty bad on the driver's side(can see thru the floor!)How do I get rid or stop it?I'd like to get some rust remover(do they make something?) and repair with fiberglass?I'm planning on rhino lining the whole interior.Help me!!!!
     
  2. chevyfumes

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    Since no one else will help, try doing a search on the subject... Believe me this is super common and there is a ton of info and links to peoples web sites with pics... I did mine this summer I used a rust killer and them fabbed a repair panel and used silicone and screws.[​IMG]

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  3. Blazer_Boy

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    Eastwood company sells some rust inhibiting paint called "corroless". What you should do is get a wire wheel and clean the hell out of that bad spot. Then paint it up with that paint or some other rust inhibitive paint. Then I would definetely use metal. Something like a piece of galvanized that was painted and pop riveted would do well. I went with plain sheet metal and welded in place because I'm a welding nut and galavnized doesn't seem to hold a finish to well, (bare galvinized does resist rust alot better though)

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  4. Itali83

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    Wanna do it right, cut it out and weld in new thicker metal, wanna just get by, then you can clean up rust, patch right over it and lay the undercoating to it to slow the rust down.
    Hope this helps. If you want to see what I just did for rust work, check out my website and you'll see how much rust I had to deal with.
    ben 87 Jimmy
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  5. White Knight

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    In the mean time treat all the rust witha phosporic acid treament it will check the rust and chemically change the rust into a paintable surface, it'll buble a little then turn black.

    Still a very pissed-off
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  6. CaptCrunch

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    POR15 has a system for repairing this. I agree the welding in a patch panel is a much better idea IMO.

    -Mikey
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  7. chvyhs

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    I use the corroless from the Eastwood company on my Chevelle and the bed of my K5. You can paint it on with a brush or thin it out and spray it on with a gun. It can also be wet sanded. There web site is www.paddockparts.com
    My K5 has a bad rust problem too. I was lucky enough to fine someone with a K5 that needed to be hauled away. I didn't charge them anything to take it off there hands.
     

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