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surface rust removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    ok on chrome, what is the best way to remove surface rust?
    is there a certain stuff to use?
    thanks


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  2. SlyDog

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    Yeah Coke works well... but you should use a bit of foil when scrubbing it.. the combo, which I don't understand why works well! You can get some plain old cheap tooth paste and use it too. It's got a small enough grit that it won't harm the finish. I use Turtle Wax chrome polish. It supposed to be the type that takes off the rust. It does work well with a lot of muscle put into it. You can use steel wool too... but make sure it's like number 000 so it won't scratch it up. Of course even with this stuff be careful... I bought Rust Cutter or whatever it's called. Um, maybe I used it wrong... it sucked! Hope this helps... [​IMG]

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    SOS pads, works like nothing else.
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    Hey, I have a little surface rust over my rear wheel well, any sugestions?

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    I just power washed down my Blazer... holy begebies... talk about knocking off anything and everything. I had some surface rust on my leafs where some mud was caked and it's gone... I can't believe how well it works.... if you have a washer or know someone that does use it...

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    I assume the rust over the wheel well is not on any crome.[​IMG] I would suggest getting it fixed now before it turns into a hole. Make sure you get all the rust out or it will come back in no time. I would use a brass wire wheel on a drill or very carefull sandblast to make sure all the rust is out of the little pitts in the metal. Then feather out the paint edge and use some good primer and paint. Or you can just whip out your favorite tool (sawzall) and say goodby to it forever.[​IMG]

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    Get some metal polish (the wadding type) you can find it at truck stops and some parts places. The stuff works great, unless you're talking major rust.

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    I second what Wayne said.

    As a quick fix, I usually yank any trim around the rust spot, sand it down and some surrounding paint, then spray bedliner over it and put the trim back on. Someday I'll actually so a paint job... Also helps to have a black finish if you go the bedliner route...

    Steph, I powerwash mine every now and then, and each time I lose a little more paint! Friggin '88 paint that doesn't stick to the primer, or nice chunks from small rust spots enlarging...

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