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Old 05-18-2013, 07:33 PM
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stopping rust

I am currently working on a 1947 Plymouth I picked up as a project it has surface rust in spots but nothing that is serious. I have no garage so it is stored outside and I do not want it to get any worse what is the best paint to use and do I need to do all the body work first. I was hoping I could just sand it down with a da sander and prime it to keep it from getting worse and deal with it when I get to that point in the project.

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SPI epoxy is exactly what you want to use.

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I would just d/a it down treated with metal prep like Capt.LEES OR OSHPO just follow the directions on the container and prime it with urethane primer zinc rich would be the best
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Spi.........

SPI epoxy is great to work with,HOWEVER,I think you are NOT supposed to use it over a panel that has been treated with OSPHo,or other brands of metal prep...
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I saw that in the directions, use a urethane or another primer for your base then put a epoxy or urethane over it for blocking Check out the Mastercoat photo album
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SPI epoxy is great to work with,HOWEVER,I think you are NOT supposed to use it over a panel that has been treated with OSPHo,or other brands of metal prep...
In fact Ospho works VERY well with SPI epoxy or any primer for that matter , when you follow directions...Use it wrong and you'll have problems for sure...Just like any other autobody product IT HAS TO BE USED PROPERLY...even SPI will epoxy will give you problems if its not mixed and used according to directions...unfortunatly most people dont bother with directions untill they have trouble....Take SPI epoxy for example,mix it 1:1 and spray it ,how much simpler can anything get?right? WRONG !!!! IF you spray it below 60 degrees you will most definetely have trouble(it wont stick to metal at all) and you better let it induce for 15-30 minutes before you put it in your gun and spray it...It is the best epoxy on the market today and I've been using it for years but use it right and follow directions to a tee....

So .like SPI epoxy, ospho is another superior product for removing rust and I've also used it many years without a problem, In fact a panel treated(properly) with ospho then epoxied is far better than either one alone... Every car I strip gets Ospho first whether it has rust or not because its a fantastic metal conditioner/cleaner also..... if there is a failure it will be user error 99.9% of the time.

I do have some advice get yourself a storage unit for your car You have a long way to go before your ready to start working on that bad boy, keep it high and dry...
You really need a garage first and formost.....Then a good compressor....and a few basic tools for stripping , sanding and priming and thats just the beginning...so get a storage unit to house the car and you can collect the things you need some even let you work on your car there...Dont attempt to do this in your back yard with an electric drill and a claw hammer...
Be prepared...
I have a 48 plymouth that I've done a lot of work on so theres a few things I can help you with....I've made a few mistakes along he way that I can warn you about ,no need for you to waste time and energy like I did....
Heres a few pics , back when I started mine
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Great advice and really great that you can help him along the way. I enjoyed your remark about the electric drill and claw hammer. It reminded me of my youth and a 34 Chevy.it's tough today for young people to try to build or save an old car Its up to us older guys to help them along with our experience and some leftover tools.
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I was lucky enough to have a driveway when I was a youngster and a MOM that rarely complained about the noise and the mess,I guess she thought if I was home I wasnt getting into trouble so anything that kept me home was a good thing.I did build a compressor and find tools at garage sales and such but money was always tight so I understand how it is to start a project before your ready but all those cars ended up in the scrap yard unfinished,Although,I did get a good bit of experiance at home, working at a bodyshop was the only way to go for me.Hard to believe but when I started working at the local body shop they paid me 3.00 an hr back in 1975....about the same as I make now but Im a lot faster at it.
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