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Old 09-22-2005, 09:40 PM
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Starting on Surface Rust - Several Questions...

Hey Ya'll,

I'm gonna start on the '78 soon. I'm tired of lookin' at it and I want it ready for the 40th anniversary of the Bronco next May at the truck show.

So after talking to some people, it looks like if I take it to a shop and IF they decide to work on it, it'll cost me $1,000-$1,500 that I don't have.

I gotta work on it myself. First off, here's a couple pics:
pic 1
pic 2

Attacking the rust - it was mentioned to me that one guy likes a chemical stripper for older vehicles. Dad suggested a wire wheel on the grinder. Which would be better to strip all the paint off to bare metal?

I've been doing reading on Rust Bullet and talked to some guys on the Bronco site that have used it. They seem pretty pleased with it. Is this a good option for me? It seems to be easy to use and can hold the truck over until Spring when I can save up for paint. One fella said it turned 'dingy' after a period of time and he didn't think he'd like it for the outside of the truck, but I figure the dingy primer look is better than this stinkin' rust.

What about POR-15, I know some people swear by it, but I was under the assumption it was bette suited for things like the chassis or driveline parts. I want something like primer that I can paint the whole truck in to prep it good, stop the rust and hold me over until I can paint it.

What are your thoughts? Thanks.


Oh and here's a link to the whole album with all the Bronco pics for a better idea of what kinda shape this thing is in. It needs new fenders and major work on the roof from a little tree falling incident.

'78 Bronc
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