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Old 05-14-2007, 09:40 AM
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Question about rust ...........

I have heard that in a pinch, you can use a wire brush on a rusty piece of metal to get the flakes off and coat it in motor oil to prevent the rust from spreading until you can paint the surface. The floorboard on my Trans Am has some surface rust, and am thinking about using a paintbrush to coat it with oil until I can get some POR-15 to fix it. Will this work, or is it a waste of time?

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Oil inside the car? Not in one of mine! Just wait until you can get the POR-15... you'll have a hard time getting the motor oil out of the rust pits to get a good bond for the POR-15.
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POR15 will not "fix" it , it will cover it up and slow it down but it will still be there. Rust is metal that is missing and stopping it is not the same as repairing it. I have heard more than once "if I try to get rid of all the rust (blasting,replacing metal) I won't have anything left!" as if the rust adds something? Rusty metal should be repaired not hidden.

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