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Help with rust removal/restoration instructions?
Any tips on appropriate or best ways to remove/repair rust situation.
Rust appears mostly along the edges of the frame, above the wheels, and spots on the door. There is some flaking and in a couple areas there is a crack - one deep the other less so - but mostly just the swelling effect. Thank you for your help and insight.

posted: April 14, 2008
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If your rust issues are only surface deep or scaling they you can wire brush the metal with a wire wheel on the end of a drill and treat it with off the shelf chemicals which you can find at any auto parts stores.

If the rust has eaten away the metal then you have a bigger project on your hands. At that point you are cutting and welding new patch panels or panels removed from a parts car if they are not reproduced.
posted:  April 14, 2008
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As havoline mentioned, use a wire brush and really clean it up good, remove ALL loose debris. I would use a product called POR-15, it will stop the rust from progressing. If the metal is thin you have minimal choices, either fill with bondo or cut and weld new metal in place. Whatever you do dont wait, treat it as soon as possible, like a cancer rust moves fast!
posted:  April 17, 2008
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Thanks havoline and spudder. Might you know of a place where I can buy the products you are mentioning?
posted:  April 17, 2008
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you can order it right online at
posted:  April 17, 2008
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por 15 is the way to go and have used it for years just dont get it on you. i use it on the back sides of metal replacement also.

posted:  March 19, 2010
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