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Old 11-28-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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rust and rot, what would you do?

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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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...
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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.

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Old 11-28-2010, 08:28 PM
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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.

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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
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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 ****!
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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!!
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