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Old 08-04-2005, 10:53 PM
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rusty floors, and frame rails

i am working on my cougar and want to know what is best, I have been reading a ton of post about rust cobnverters and navel jelly and por 15 and such,
My question is this, i have sanded, taken a wire wheel and wire brush to the underside of the car and frame rails, now i want to know what is best, a converter or something like the navel jelly.I can get a spray on rattle can of converterfrom the local Napa store.
also once i am all done what would the best rattle can primer be to use
No cpompressor here so cans have to work for now.
Thanks i hope this sounded right and can be understood

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:41 AM
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im not a big fan of the converters/seaelrs, your best bet is to get ALL the rust off. naval jelly with help get it down to bare metal, especially if you have taken the big chunks off with the wire wheel.
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Merc, I am sure others will agree here that rattle can primer will not offer any rust protection since moisture will go through that stuff like it is not even there! You really need to borrow,rent or whatever and get a compressor so you can spray this thing with a good epoxy primer. I am not a pro but I see the same mistakes I made some years ago about to happen here and I can tell you from experience that it is very frustrating to see all your hard work go for nothing because it was not done right the first time. There are no short cuts to get rid of rust but it can be done it just takes a little extra effort and the determination to do it right. If you have not done so already I would recommend reading the thread titled "secrets of surface rust revealed" as there is a wealth of info there on properly dealing with your problem. I wish there was a simple way to make rust disappear but unfortunately there is simply no "spray away" or "brush away" answer.
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