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Old 09-06-2008, 07:13 PM
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OK , i have a 68 cougar that has lite surface rust under the whole car. this car will be used for car shows and cruise ins and will not be exposed to weather.
i do not have the option of rotisserie for this project so anything done has to be able to be done on jack stands or a friends lift.what are my options ? i have read all the post and web sites about different rust treatments.but what can i use for under the car , i want a smooth gloss finish. that will look good for the shows.
i looked at por 15 and those types of treatments that i can brush on , , but i have also read different opinions on their effectiveness.
so 1 . car can't be rolled over to blast or spray the area
2 . wants nice smooth shiney finish

i did just order a needle gun to help with cleaning the old under coating off. i was also looking at aircraft stripper.

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Old 09-07-2008, 04:30 PM
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humm, nobody has any solutions ? options ? opinions ?
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:23 PM
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I have a similar situation exept I won't be doing gloss paint show finish on the underside of my '69 Mustang fastback. I think it will be tough to say how extensive your rust issues are until after it's sand blasted. Doing a thorough job of blasting and finish work withought a rotisserie is going to be tough. It's the same as doing panel finish work but on your back. Perhaps if you only do a show fiish on what can be seen when looking under the rockers, it won't be so bad.

I plan to try Eastwood products on my underside after blasting. I won't be doing a high-end finish under there because I'll be driving my car quite a bit. I'm more interested in rust removal & protection than the finish. I think if I was in your shoes, a rotisserie would be a must have. At least one of the car tipper types. IMO the goal and proposed method don't quite match up. I wish you all the best with it.

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thanks , unfortunately the only way i see the car getting rolled over is if i take a corner to fast........lol after all the post i have read . i hate to do it but iam leaning towards 2 coats of like por 15 or chassis paint..........
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you might think of a satin type finish, unless you can get it all smooth underneath, that will be hard on your back. the high gloss will just amplify the imperfections. I have used plain old rustoleum paint on some of my projects because like yours mine do not see the weather and it is easily touched up. good luck
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