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Old 06-18-2006, 08:29 PM
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Which is best? Blast or dip?

My project is a 64 GTO that had sat outside for 12 years, partially disassembled. Although where I live (western CO) is a dry climate, there is still a lot of what I call surface rust all over the interior of the roof, doors, etc., as well as a lot of the outside, of course. I did a search on this board and have read about chemical or acid dipping and electro priming, etc., which sounds great! I've also done other projects where I've sandblasted or used Rust-Mort (which chemically treats the rust and turns the surface to "primer" that you can paint over) on spot rust. In this case, though, I'd probably have to take a spray gun and apply a LOT of Rust-Mort on like a primer to get ALL the rust on this car. Plus, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get all the rust on the interior if I do it this way and then try to paint over it. I only want to do this ONCE and then not worry about it again, until, say, after I die. Do I bite the bullet, wait in line a year, transport the car and frame over a thousand miles and pay around 6K to get it dipped and primed? Or, is how I mentioned above using Rust-Mort, elbow grease, a spray gun, and hoping for the best a viable enough alternative? Or, better yet, does anyone have any other ideas? I'm open...

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sand it, spot blast where needed, media blast, use naval jelly- but definately do not use the rust mort IMO... Do a search for Randy Ferguson's rust removal write up or maybe someone has a link they can post. There's no reason to pay 6K and wait in line a year. Do the cleanup work yourself and prime with epoxy primer. Check out Southern Polyurethane's Inc. for top of the line materials ar very reasonable prices.
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Rust removal

Here is the thread I have found that I can buy all the equipment and tools needed do the job and throw it all away and still be less money than sending the car out for prep..

One tip is to do a section at a time..and at the end of the day spray the epoxy on the cleaned area..doing it that way saves on all the flash rust and do overs..And I second the SPI..that made me a better painter..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Thanks, Fellas,
I appreciate the feedback. I just want to make sure I can get it done the right way, ya' know? I've pretty much done the rust removal with the elbow grease, naval jelly, etc. on other projects, but when you hear about how easy a chemical dip and electro priming is (of course, you PAY for that privilege...), it sounds sooo enticing.
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