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Old 12-01-2009, 07:33 PM
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Body/Frame work - the beginning ??

I intend to begin tackling the body work on my '40 LaSalle coupe over the Christmas Holidays and need some advice on products and methods. Here is my situation:

Frame - the frame is in very good shape with a 15 year old coating of grey enamel. Minimal rust is popping through the paint in places. I intend to raise up the body from the frame and sand all surface area and treat the rust with a phosphoric acid product. Then, change the color to black with a nice quality frame paint that I can roll/brush on. Any suggestions on what to use and best approach?

Bottom of body - has an old coat of undercoating, again with minimal rust peeking through. I would like to remove/sand/grind the sheet metal and treat with a phosphoric acid product. Then either paint or undercoat. Also open to possibly using a noise and heat inhibitor on the bottom of body. Any suggestions?

Inside of body - Interior has been gutted and I have normal flash rust in all expected areas. Also have 3 quarter size holes in floorboard that I intend to cut out and weld in new metal. I intend to wire wheel grind all I can inside and treat the rust and paint with a nice quality paint. Any suggestions on a product I can coat the interior with? I prefer to roll/brush a self-levelling product, but am open to spraying if required.

The car will be a driver. I would like to treat all rust while I have it all apart so I do not have issues in the future.

All input is appreciated.


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por 15 is probably the best product you can get. it will be a lot easier to rollthe frame away from the body
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