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Old 11-21-2004, 03:37 AM
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preserve bare sanded metal with oil untill paint-day ?

Hi,

I have a lot of surface rust on my 32 Ford. Its almost bare metal all over, and I want to sand it all now down to clean metal, and then put normal engine oil on, so it wont rust (wintertime here with snow outside) . My local painter told me to use "acid-free oil" ? Perhaps he ment weapon-oil ? What do you guys say - which way is the best to preserve the raw material ? I will not ground-paint it, as my painter would like to have it completely raw - but it will be in my garage the next 1 or 2 years.

Is normal oil ok, and is it acid-free ?

Or should I do something else ?

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Thought this was a joke at first, but think I was wrong..

Yes you could coat the parts with oil and it will be a lot of clean up
when you ready to prime.

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As far as the oil to please your friend you will have to use Mobil-1 or Aero-Shell but this is not a concern and totally ridiculous.

If you plan to coat parts use a NON-Detergent oil is will clean up easier and better because it does not have the additives and for shelf storage will protect as well as any of the expensive oils.

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Leave it "as is" until your body guy wants it.................it has sat 70 years that way, one more isn't going to hurt it.
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Leave it "as is" until your body guy wants it.................it has sat 70 years that way, one more isn't going to hurt it.
I agree. Just leave it alone till your paint guy is ready for it then if you want to take it down to bare metal go ahead. It's been sitting for eons and till your paint guy is ready to do serious work on the panels there's no good reason to strip them down.

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I agree also, leave it "as is" until ready for paint prep. Coating with oil is going to cause all kinds of paint prep problems and you run the risk of not getting all the oil residue off the car, then paint lifting results.

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Thanks guys !

I also thought that it would not rust anymore now that it is inside a dry isolated garage - but yesterday a friend that restores cars went by, and he said that he sure would sand and oil it, as he thought that it would rust deeper into the metal over the winter.

I should say that when i bougth it, there was almost no rust on it, BUT I had to take it home on an open trailer, and 2 hours in pooring rain did a lot ! Even though I dried it as much as I could with clothes when I put it in the garage, it has sure got a lot of rust now. But I think I will keep an eye on it, and see if it gets worse. Which I suppose it wont.

Tomorrow I will receive some aerosol-cans of Zero-Rust (you cant buy this in Europe, so I ordered it online). I plan to use it everywhere the metal is not visible - inside doors, panels, under fenders etc. Just sanding the worst rust (it is almost only surface)and then give it a spray of Zero-Rust.

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Whats wrong with the painters out there? Everyone knows that you should use Tropartic 30 weight.

I just can't imagine anyone putting oil on something that they are going to paint.

Sand it down and shoot a coat of primer sealer or an epoxy on it.

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OK more of a question to you guys that know.

Why not wipe it down with posphoric acid to remove the rust then put a rust converter on. It dries to a primer surface that would protect the car in the garage and could be sanded off later.
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