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Old 05-08-2005, 03:56 PM
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Rust on interior of body...

I'm not sure if this is a body rust question or an interior question....so I may post twice....Just acquired my first project car, a 36 Ford Coupe...see attached picture...The body appears to be in excellent condition, no detectable body repairs or bondo....Paint is just a year old. Issue however is that the inside of the body that is normally covered by fabric and other interior materials, has surface rust.
Question: Is it important to remove this rust before covering with new interior materials? If so, would light sanding and painting with a rustoleum type product be adequate, or is taking it to bare metal required? either by aggressive sanding and grinding or sandblasting? Other thoughts?????
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:27 PM
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it is important to get rid of the rust before you put anything over it. maybe post some pics of the rust spots, we might be able to help youout a bit more. all i saw was a nice car
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I hate rust, it never sleeps

If it is light surface rust I have had good luck with metal prep that you can buy at any auto parts store or hardware store. I use a scotch pad with the metal prep on it and it will take it right off. If this is in an area that cant be seen I would use por 15 over after you get it cleaned up..........the por 15 folks say you can go right over top of the rust with the por 15 but it just goes against my nature and I wont be able to sleep knowing that rust is under there just lurking and waiting for Oxegen and moisture to live again.......as you well know Rust never sleeps..............................Very Nice car.

Cut, Weld, Grind Repeat....good luck
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:37 PM
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I personally was not happy with the rustoleum that I used (maybe because it was high heat resistant) since it seemed like u could just rub something very gently against it and would scratch through to the metal. I would go with Roadsire and go ahead and use some good ol' POR-15, works miracles but donnnnn't get rid of all the rust since it needs that to work efficiently, just scuff up the surface and knock some of the loose rust away with some sandpaper, clean up the knocked off rust(maybe with some rubbing alcohol), and spray away. Only thing is that POR-15 is a little pricy (around 120 for a gallon) but will definately protect that floor from rusting.
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I'm in the process of redoing the interior of my '72 El Camino. When I pulled the interior out, it was a nightmare.

The easiest for me is a couple coats of POR-15. Most of my areas are hidden by the dash, carpet and kick panels.
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I have the interior of my 62 Impala SS out and am replacing floor pans etc. Removing rust etc. I have been just using a wire brush on my grinder and some 3M pads to remove the rust and coating it with a produce called rust bullet (same sort of thing as pro15) so far so good on the removal.

But what ever you do treat the rust now or do it later......and remove all the interior again.

Do it once do it right....

good luck with your project.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:33 PM
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Remove what rust you can by wire brushing, sanding, whatever. Then apply rust converter or Por15, When that is dry paint it.
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use rustmort, get it auto paint store
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